Executive produced, with music by celebrity musician and activist Moby
Narrated by Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and UN Messenger of Peace
Written & Directed by award-winning filmmaker Liz Marshall
Arrives April 5th, 2022 on digital platforms in the US and selected territories from Giant Pictures
MEAT THE FUTURE is a timely documentary about the next agricultural revolution.
“It’s about the remarkable development of cultivated meat, which can help us save the only home that we have in our fight against climate change.”–Moby
“I’m excited about the documentary because it is solution-focused. The film proposes a way forward, to reduce methane, to reduce water and land use, to lessen the suffering of animals, and to prevent future viral outbreaks. I hope it sparks your imagination and inspires change.”– Dr. Jane Goodall
A character driven, deep dive into the game changing world of “cultivated” meat, Meat the Future follows a visionary CEO, Dr. Uma Valeti, as he risks everything to make his dream a reality for us all. 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. Hailed as one of the biggest ideas of the last century, cultivated meat is a food innovation that grows real meat from animal cells.
Mayo Clinic-trained cardiologist Dr. Valeti, is 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 filet 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.
Conventional animal agriculture dominates half of the world’s land surface, producing more greenhouse gasses than all forms of transportation. Deforestation increases the release of carbon dioxide emissions, impacting biodiversity. With the 2021 UN Climate Change Report sounding a “code red for humanity,” the prospect of meat consumption doubling by 2050 is not only sobering, but also a wake-up call for viable solutions. Research indicates that cultivated beef is estimated at scale to reduce land use by more than 95%, climate change emissions by 74% to 87%, and nutrient pollution by 94%.
An award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed, produced and filmed multiple impactful documentaries around the globe since the 1990s, Liz Marshall helped open our eyes to the inhumanity and environmental impact of animals exploited for food, fashion, entertainment, and research with The Ghosts in Our Machine. Additional films include Midian Farm, about a 1970s back-to-land social experiment, and Water on the Table about the human right to water amidst a global water crisis.
Meat the Future is executive produced by Kyle Vogt (co-founder Twitch, Cruise), Chris Hegedus (The War Room, Startup.com), Janice Dawe (Sugar Coated) and Moby.
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