RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian meatpacker JBS said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy Spanish company BioTech Foods, while also creating a new research and development center in Brazil for lab meat as part of a $100 million push into the fast-growing sector.
“The acquisition marks the company’s entry into the cultivated protein market,” JBS said in a filing.
It added the Spanish deal would include $41 million assigned to building a new plant there to scale up production, and the accord was still reliant on regulatory approval.
Reporting by Gabriel Stargardter; Editing by Chris Reese
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