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Lab-Grown Meat, No Animal Deaths Required

Zac Cain
“14 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the animal agriculture system. In one sense this is an optimistic or promising tool to tackle or get that number down as the world tries to address the [climate change] issue.” – Chase Purdy ";s:3:"u

What if you could produce meat without having to raise or slaughter an animal? Cell-cultured meat is real meat that's produced without slaughtering an animal, and it could be big business that upends the trillion-dollar meat industry.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by journalist Chase Purdy to talk about his new book "Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech's Race for the Future of Food."

This program originally aired on June 22, 2020.


  • Chase Purdy, journalist and author

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa