Imagine a world where real meat is produced sustainably without the need to breed, raise and slaughter animals. This is no longer science fiction, it’s now within reach.
At the forefront of this urgent frontier is Mayo Clinic trained cardiologist Dr. Uma Valeti, the co-founder and CEO of Upside Foods (previously Memphis Meats), the leading start-up of the “cultivated” meat revolution. From the world’s first meatball which cost $18,000 per pound to the first chicken fillet and duck a l’orange for half the cost, the film follows Valeti and his team over five years as the cost of production plummets, and consumers eye the imminent birth of this timely industry.
Narrated by Jane Goodall and featuring music by Moby, Meat the Future explores a game-changing solution to a global, unsustainable hunger for meat and its impact on climate, animal welfare, and public health.
(Liz Marshall, 2020, Canada, 1:24, NR)