The Mitsubishi Corporation has agreed to partner with Israel’s Aleph Farms Ltd. to lay the groundwork for bringing lab-grown beef to Japan, where demand for meat is growing. Bloomberg reports that the two companies are to work on tailoring Aleph’s beef — grown in vats from muscle cells of living animals — to the tastes and nuances of Japanese consumers and regulatory bodies, Aleph chief executive officer Didier Toubia said in an interview from his office in Rehovot, Israel. They would then use Mitsubishi’s manufacturing capabilities to scale up production and distribution, he said.