Run Time: 90 minutes
As the world’s population continues to grow exponentially, so too does society’s demand for meat. But the expansion of the global meat-industrial complex comes at a dire price. Between the acceleration of climate change, the clear-cutting of forests, and the inhumane treatment of animals, the way the world consumes meat is no longer ethical or sustainable. So what’s a world with an insatiable taste for meat to do? One surprising solution offered up in recent years is the concept of cell-based meat—meat that does not come from an animal on a farm, but from cells in a laboratory—eliminating land usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and animal suffering. At the forefront of this revolutionary movement is cardiologist Dr. Uma Valeti, the co-founder and CEO of Memphis Meats, one of the leading start-ups in the field. An educational documentary filled with hopeful possibilities, MEAT THE FUTURE follows Valeti as his company develops and expands this groundbreaking technology. Ready or not, you might find cell-based meat on your plate sooner than you think! — G.S.
Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM
Access: United States and US Territories
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No