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Investors are bullish on alternative proteins

Investments in the agri-food tech industry totaled almost $20 billion in 2019, according to AgFunder’s sixth annual Agri-FoodTech Investing Report.
March 23, 2020
Kite HIll

Investors are bullish on alternative proteins

Investments in the agri-food tech industry totaled almost $20 billion in 2019, according to AgFunder’s sixth annual Agri-FoodTech Investing Report.
March 23, 2020
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