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THE FUTURE OF MEAT WITH PAUL SHAPIRO

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November 1, 2021

THE FUTURE OF MEAT WITH PAUL SHAPIRO

In Episode #169 I sit down with Paul Shapiro, author of Clean Meat and the CEO and Co-Founder of The Better Meat Co, to chat about the future of food.

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Inside A Startup Replacing Pepperoni, Chicken Nuggets, & Steak With Fungi

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October 13, 2021

Inside A Startup Replacing Pepperoni, Chicken Nuggets, & Steak With Fungi

Walk inside Better Meat Co.’s 12,500 sqft production facility in West Sacramento, CA and you’ll quickly be greeted by a large mural that paints a utopian future retrospective on the history of meat.

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Hormel Foods to Partner with The Better Meat Co. for Food Forward Alternative Protein

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October 6, 2021

Hormel Foods to Partner with The Better Meat Co. for Food Forward Alternative Protein

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Alt-seafood: the promise of mycoprotein fermentation

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August 17, 2021

Alt-seafood: the promise of mycoprotein fermentation

Paul Shapiro, CEO of The Better Meat Co, believes that mycoprotein fermentation will give the plant-based seafood sector a whole host of ingredients for their edible offerings, while making the global food system more sustainable.

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Good Day Sacramento Feature

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August 11, 2021

Good Day Sacramento Feature

Watch our exciting recent feature on Good Day Sacramento, the CBS morning show.

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The Food Tech Show: Talking Alt-Meat with Better Meat Co’s Paul Shapiro

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August 4, 2021

The Food Tech Show: Talking Alt-Meat with Better Meat Co’s Paul Shapiro

Paul Shapiro wears lots of hats – CEO, founder, advisor, podcaster, author – but the one constant through in all those roles is that of evangelist.

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How The Better Meat Co. Is Turning Tiny Organisms Into Plant-Based Meat

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June 9, 2021

How The Better Meat Co. Is Turning Tiny Organisms Into Plant-Based Meat

Today’s plant-based food companies are clear on the fact that they’ll need to win over flexitarians to succeed rather than just appealing to the tiny percentage of the population that’s already vegetarian or vegan.

Perhaps no company understands that reality better than The Better Meat Co.

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The Better Meat Co. adds fermentation plant

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June 8, 2021

The Better Meat Co. adds fermentation plant

The Better Meat Co. has opened a fermentation plant that will produce Rhiza, a new mycoprotein ingredient that may be used to enhance or replace meat in a variety of applications.

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Better Meat Co. opens West Sac production facility for new product line

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June 8, 2021

Better Meat Co. opens West Sac production facility for new product line

The Better Meat Co. is celebrating the grand opening of its renovated research lab and headquarters, which includes a production facility for the next generation of the company's plant-based meat additives.

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The Better Meat Co. introduces mycoprotein ingredient

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June 8, 2021

The Better Meat Co. introduces mycoprotein ingredient

The Better Meat Co. has opened a fermentation plant that will produce Rhiza, a new mycoprotein ingredient that may be used to enhance or replace meat in a variety of applications.

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Better Meat Co. Announces Mycoprotein Fermentation Facility

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June 8, 2021

Better Meat Co. Announces Mycoprotein Fermentation Facility

The Better Meat Co. Announces Completion of Fermentation Plant to Produce Mycoprotein Superfood
New sustainable protein ingredient is minimally processed, can be used in ground and whole cut meat applications, and is cheaper than beef.

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The Better Meat Co. unveils mycoprotein fermentation line

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June 8, 2021

The Better Meat Co. unveils mycoprotein fermentation line

During the past three years, the company has been secretly developing a 13,000-square-foot plant where it can produce thousands of pounds each month of the meat substitute protein.

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Introducing Rhiza: The Better Meat Co completes construction of 'substantial' mycoprotein production facility in Sacramento

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June 8, 2021

Introducing Rhiza: The Better Meat Co completes construction of 'substantial' mycoprotein production facility in Sacramento

The Better Meat Co – a startup best-known for providing plant-based meat enhancers – has completed construction of a “substantial mycoprotein fermentation facility” in Sacramento that will produce fungi-based meat alternatives that “work phenomenally both in ground meat form and whole muscle form.”

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Three startups setting out to transform the food system

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March 3, 2021

Three startups setting out to transform the food system

In 2021, Food Business News declared The Better Meat Co. to be a startup changing the food system.

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After long search, Better Meat Co. finds home in West Sacramento

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January 22, 2021

After long search, Better Meat Co. finds home in West Sacramento

The Better Meat Co. is growing! Check out the Sacramento Business Journal’s coverage of our expansion.

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Promise for New Proteins

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December 14, 2020

Promise for New Proteins

Comstock's featured our work to build a more sustainable food system in its December 2020 issue.

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Better Meat, Lighter Footprint

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July 30, 2020

Better Meat, Lighter Footprint

Musings profiled The Better Meat Co.'s groundbreaking work.

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Better Meat Co Raises $8 million for Meat/Veg Blends

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July 29, 2020

Better Meat Co Raises $8 million for Meat/Veg Blends

"The Better Meat Co. wants to reduce consumption of animal products. But rather than coming at the problem with an all or nothing approach, the company instead has pinned its hopes to incremental change on the part of both large meat producers and consumers alike."

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Better Meat Co. raises $8.1M in funding

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July 29, 2020

Better Meat Co. raises $8.1M in funding

"This positioning poises the startup for massive expansion as more companies experiment in the plant-based space."

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Paul Shapiro Interview

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July 28, 2020

Paul Shapiro Interview

Idea Mensch interviewed one of our cofounders in 2018 about early-stage entrepreneurship and how we’re helping to build a more sustainable food system.

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Better Protein: Paul Shapiro of The Better Meat Co.

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July 28, 2020

Better Protein: Paul Shapiro of The Better Meat Co.

The Beyond Capital Podcast did an episode about The Better Meat Co.'s work to improve food sustainability.

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The Better Meat Co. Closes $8 Million Seed Round

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July 28, 2020

The Better Meat Co. Closes $8 Million Seed Round

The Better Meat Co., a Sacramento-based sustainable food tech start-up founded in 2018, announced today the close of its $8.1 million seed round. Including the $1.6 million it raised during its pre-seed round in 2018.

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The best of both worlds?

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July 10, 2020

The best of both worlds?

In 2020, Meat & Poultry interviewed our CEO Paul Shapiro for its podcast. Hear all about how we're helping meat companies improve sustainability!

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Plant-based protein formulas for Alaska pollock being tested by major seafood companies

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May 14, 2020

Plant-based protein formulas for Alaska pollock being tested by major seafood companies

Industry publication Intrafish writes: “The next evolution in plant-based seafood is making its debut and it could have significant implications for pollock and crab producers. The Better Meat Company is working with seafood firms to test hybrid pollock and crab items that include a blend of plant-based protein and seafood.”

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Meat, Meet Plants: Why Blended Products Are On The Rise

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November 26, 2019

Meat, Meet Plants: Why Blended Products Are On The Rise

“Perdue, in partnership with The Better Meat Co., recently released a line of chicken products specifically to meet the needs of flexitarian families. Titled, ‘Chicken Plus,’ these items are blended with cauliflower, chickpeas, and other plant proteins, and are now available in 7,100 supermarkets across the country, including Walmart.”

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8 questions with FoodBytes! Chicago pitch startup The Better Meat Co.

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October 11, 2019

8 questions with FoodBytes! Chicago pitch startup The Better Meat Co.

AgFunder ran a nice profile and interview about The Better Meat Co.’s work.

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The Better Meat Co. closes $8.1m seed round

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August 22, 2019

The Better Meat Co. closes $8.1m seed round

"The fact that a company as big as Perdue has chosen to work with The Better Meat Co. on its first 'hybrid' products rather than going directly to plant-based protein suppliers suggests that The Better Meat Co. has some value to add."

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The startups racing to rewrite the rules of the meat alternatives sector

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August 14, 2019

The startups racing to rewrite the rules of the meat alternatives sector

The Grocer profiled our work, calling The Better Meat Co. an "exciting startup to have on your radar" that's "racing to rewrite the rules of the alternative protein market."

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Better Meat Co Raises $8.1 Million For Plant-Based Ingredient Enhancers

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September 7, 2018

Better Meat Co Raises $8.1 Million For Plant-Based Ingredient Enhancers

"While Better Meat Co.’s technology is more Prius than Tesla, the company still serves an important role by acting as a bridge to help big CPGs transition over time."

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