“An inspirational look into a future where the cellular agricultural revolution helps lower rates of foodborne illness, greatly improves environmental sustainability, and allows us to continue to enjoy the food we love.”

Kathleen Sebelius

former U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services

“Paul Shapiro provides a fascinating look at the future of food and the innovators who are working to interrupt and reinvent the food system.”

Ann Veneman

former executive director of UNICEF and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

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What’s Clean Meat?

Since the dawn of Homo sapiens some quarter million years ago, animals have satiated our species’ desire for meat. But with our growing population and global demand for animal products increasing, raising such huge numbers of animals for food poses serious challenges.

But…what if we could have our meat and eat it too? Enter clean meat.

Just as we need clean energy to compete with fossil fuels, clean meat is poised to become a competitor of factory farms. Clean meat isn’t an alternative to meat; it’s real, actual meat grown (or brewed!) from animal cells, as well as other clean animal products that ditch animal cells altogether and are simply built from the molecule up.

In this groundbreaking book, author Paul Shapiro tells the wild tale of the innovators and investors racing to commercialize the world’s first real animal products that are grown without animals.