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Rebellyous Foods snares $6M for faux chicken

Plant-based chicken nuggets
Rebellyous Foods’ nuggets are meant to be a healthier, less expensive and equally tasty alternative to chicken nuggets. (Rebellyous Foods Photo / Kristie Middleton)

Seattle-based Rebellyous Foods says it has raised $6 million in investment for a production operation that turns a blend of wheat, soy and other plant products into nuggets that taste like chicken.

The startup’s founder and CEO, former Boeing engineer Christie Lagally, argues that Rebellyous and other producers of plant-based meat substitutes should become more mainstream as the lessons of the global coronavirus outbreak sink in.

She noted that China’s “wet markets” are thought to have played a role in transmitting the virus from animals to humans.

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By Alan Boyle

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