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Food Ingredients

Mori raises $12 million for silk coating

by Melody M. Bomgardner
July 25, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 29

 

Mori, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology spin-off formerly known as Cambridge Crops, has raised $12 million in a first round of funding from Acre Venture Partners and other investors to scale production of its food coating made with protein extracted from silk. The protein is used as a natural and edible protective layer for whole and cut produce, meat, fish, and processed foods. The company says the coating prevents oxidation, improves water retention, and slows microbe growth.

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