53: Chase Purdy: BILLION DOLLAR BURGER! Will you eat lab-grown Meat? Into the Impossible Podcast Ep. 56


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Chase Purdy’s book “Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech's Race for the Future of Food” is poised to become a bestseller. Learn about the edible space race as a meat-alternative you may never have heard of is developed by competing companies. Cell-cultured meat is different from plant protein masquerading as meat. It’s meat that doesn’t require killing the animal because it’s grown in a lab. In this interview with host Brian Keating, Purdy discusses everything from the ethics to the emotions behind the upcoming changes in the meat industry. Subscribe to Brian Keating’s newsletter to receive show notes for this episode: https://briankeating.com/mailing_list.php

  • 06:48 Is there a downside to lab-grown meat?
  • 12:29 Meat companies see the writing on the wall.
  • 21:17 A brief explanation of how cell-cultured meat is made.
  • 28:57 More people have been on the moon than tried cell-cultured meat.
  • 35:06 The hurdles cell-cultured meat faces.
  • 38:58 QuestionsINTO THE IMPOSSIBLE asks all authors.

Chase Purdy has reported on the science, business, and politics of food and nutrition for Quartz and Politico. He was funded to write this book by a fellowship from New America, which strives to enhance public conversations about pressing issues. Buy Chase Purdy’s book here: https://amzn.to/2Uv8YZi

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Find Chase Purdy on the web: https://www.chasepurdy.com/ and Twitter: twitter.com/chasepurdy

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