“Knowing that this has never been done in history before? That’s the part that’s incredibly motivating. The story is yet to be told.” – Dr. Uma Valeti, co-founder and CEO of Memphis Meats.
The official trailer has just been released for MEAT THE FUTURE: a feature-length documentary about the future of food, and how changing the way we produce meat has the potential to improve our world in a way few technologies throughout history have managed to achieve.
The film, which is directed by Liz Marshall of Ghosts in our Machine, follows the path of Memphis Meats as it blazes a trail toward a new, suffering-free future for animal agriculture. Memphis Meats is working to accomplish this by growing real meat outside of an animal, eliminating the need for slaughter.
Dr. Uma Valeti was a successful cardiologist before a nagging question led him to risk everything and devote himself to an idea: What if the skills he learned growing heart muscle as a cardiologist could be used to grow food that’s better for us and the planet? Valeti was saving lives every day in the hospital, but he realized that by reinventing conventional animal agriculture, he could have an impact on billions globally, every day and into the future.
In the film’s trailer, GFI’s Bruce Friedrich puts the significance of this technology into context:
The really big questions in food production are how are we going to feed 9 billion people by 2050, and especially what are we going to do about climate change? And we’re not going to do it with the climate nightmare that is animal agriculture.
Memphis Meats rose to prominence at a breakneck pace after Valeti and his team unveiled the world’s first-ever clean meat meatball in early February of 2016. Fortune Magazine quickly crowned clean meat “The Hottest Tech in Silicon Valley,” with Memphis Meats at the epicenter of this new food movement.
MEAT THE FUTURE will follow Memphis Meats as it races to bring clean meat to market by 2020—and potentially change everything about animal agriculture in the process.
To learn more about GFI’s work to make clean meat technology a reality, visit our website.