According to Memphis Meats, Cargill has decided to invest in the leading clean meat company.
This latest fundraising round marks the first public commitment to the clean meat movement by major investors and meat industry leaders. The round was led by leading venture capital firm DFJ, which had previously invested in Tesla, SpaceX, and Skype. Additionally, philanthropists and billionaires Bill Gates and Richard Branson invested in the round.
Cargill’s investment is the first time the animal agricultural industry has invested in clean meat and is further evidence that this is the future.
Memphis Meats is known for creating real beef burgers made without cows and the world’s first chicken and duck meat made without animal slaughter.
In a press release, Dr. Uma Valeti, co-founder and CEO of Memphis Meats, said, “We’re going to bring meat to the plate in a more sustainable, affordable, and delicious way.” The company intends to use the money raised to continue developing products, scaling up clean meat production, and reducing production costs to levels below what conventional meat requires.
Those of us who have switched to a plant-based diet know that vegan foods can be incredibly satisfying. The fact remains, however, that most people still eat meat, so these clean meat products can provide a humane, sustainable, and affordable alternative.
This could completely transform the way the world eats.
Cows, pigs, and chickens raised and killed for food are treated as mere objects, and their short lives are filled with violence and pain. Cows, pigs, and chickens are subjected to a nightmare of confinement, mutilation, torture, and slaughter.
See for yourself.
Luckily, Memphis Meats’ amazing products will change all this. People will enjoy meat without contributing to horrific cruelty.