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How Silicon Valley intends to feed Asia safer fish

Ocean-migrating bluefin pick up mercury, microparticles and other pollutants

These days, a lot of tuna is raised in aquafarms, like this one operated by Japan's Kinki University. But tomorrow's supermarkets might offer fish meat raised in Silicon Valley. (Photo by Yoshiyuki Tamai)

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- A U.S. startup is in a race to market fish flesh cultured in the same kinds of places where beer and snacks are made.

Because the cost of producing artificial fish meat does not vary by species, California-based Finless Foods is first working to produce bluefin tuna, which produces a luxurious meat that fetches high prices in Asia.

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