Wild Type raises $3.5M to reinvent meat and fish for the 21st century
Start-up Wild Type have raised $3.5 million towards the development of a platform and set of technologies that they hope could allow any type of meat to be cultured in the laboratory.
While Wild Type will start by focusing on salmon, co-founder Justin Kolbeck told TechCrunch, “We didn’t want to build a tool that could just be used for beef, or a specific type of chicken, or a specific fish”.
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North America is the northern subcontinent of the Americas covering about 16.5% of the Earth's land area. This large continent has a range of climates spanning Greenland’s permanent ice sheet and the dry deserts of Arizona. Both Canada and the USA are major food producers and some of the largest food exporters in the world. Industrial farms are the norm in North America, with high yields relative to other regions and only 2% of the population involved in agriculture.