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Beyond Meat expands to new El Segundo lab, where it hopes to concoct plant-based bacon and steak

Sales of Beyond Meat's plant-based replications of chicken and beef have doubled the last year. But the Bill Gates-backed company isn't standing pat, opening a 26,000 square foot R&D center in El Segundo so it can continue seeking the perfect analogue to meat, including plant-based steak and bacon. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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