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Swiss Startup Planted Raises $7M For Mimic Meat Innovation

Yellow split peas, according to food entrepreneurs and scientists from Zurich, are taking center stage in the race to make the perfect fake meat.

Planted, a Zurich-based startup that uses the protein and fibers of yellow split peas to create mimic meat, and has partnerships in casual eateries as well as fine dining.

Per a blog post, Planted will use the capital to scale production and research and development, as well as expand its alternate-meat offerings beyond Swiss markets.

We’ve been tracking the alternative meat space for a while now, from VC funds created to invest in brands like Planted, to the future of seaweed-based “shrimp” and 3D printed “steak.”

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