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Investments & Finance

Zero Acre Farms Raises $37M to “End Vegetable Oils” With Investors Including Robert Downey Jr. and Richard Branson

Zero Acre Farms has raised $37 million from star investors such as Robert Downey Jr.’s FootPrint Coalition Ventures, as it seeks to bring an end to the era of vegetable oils. With widespread reliance on destructive vegetable oils linked to chronic disease and deforestation, Zero Acre Farms is creating healthy oils and fats made by fermentation. “Today, we announce our mission: to remove destructive “vegetable” oils from the food system” The California-based company has identified vegetable oils – including soybean, sunflower, canola, and palm oil – as one of the most consumed foods in the world and the fastest-growing sub-sector of global agriculture. The increase in consumption is not only connected to obesity and heart disease – now the leading cause of death in the …


Virgin with Memphis Meats

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Company News

Memphis Meats Closes Largest Funding Round in Cell-Based Meat Industry With $161 Million From Branson, Gates et al

Memphis Meats, the leading name in cellular meat, has received investment totalling in excess of $180 million, including this most recent Series B round of $161 million, with participants such as Bill Gates and Richard Branson. The Berkeley, California brand now will be able to hit a major milestone of launching products into the market.




Marketing & Media

Richard Branson: “Plant-Based Meat Will Become the Norm and Animals Will no Longer Need to be Killed For Food”

Last Friday, British plutocrat Richard Branson posted on social media after sampling clean meat products from Memphis Meats. In an article published on his Virgin blog page, as linked below, Branson states; “Meat production has not changed in 10, 000 years. It’s time that changed.”