[ONLINE] - Chase Purdy, Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech’s Race for the Future of Food


The riveting story of the entrepreneurs and renegades fighting to bring lab-grown meat to the world.

In Billion Dollar Burger, Chase Purdy examines the world of doctors, scientists, activists, and entrepreneurs racing to end animal agriculture as we know it, growing burgers and steaks from microscopic animal cells–allowing us to feed the world without slaughter and environmental devastation. The trillion-dollar meat industry is one of our greatest environmental hazards: from pollution and CO2 emissions to deforestation and the slaughter of more than 60 billion animals per year. Drawing from exclusive and unprecedented access to the main players, from polarizing activist-turned-tech CEO Josh Tetrick to lobbyists and regulators on both sides of the issue, Billion Dollar Burger follows the people fighting to upend our food system as they butt up against the entrenched interests fighting viciously to stop them.

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Chase Purdy
, @chasepurdy
2019 National Fellow, New America
Author, Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech’s Race for the Future of Food

Christopher Leonard, @CLeonardNews
2014 National Fellow, New America
Author, Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

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