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Meat the Future

The next agricultural revolution

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. At the forefront of this urgent frontier is Mayo Clinic trained cardiologist Dr. Uma Valeti, 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 fillet 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. Exploring a game-changing solution, Meat the Future is narrated by Jane Goodall and features music by Moby.

Engrossing. Persuasive. Compelling.


...charts the birth of a new technological innovation...reducing the need for industrial agriculture and ending slaughter.


Well-crafted...Enormously persuasive, very even-keeled.


Has the potential to change the way Americans think about, consume, and make meat for years to come.


This documentary will change your mind about meat grown in a lab.


Meat the Future is a revolutionary eye - opener that could easily change the way consumers look at food forever, without losing their appetite.



Written & Directed by Liz Marshall

Narrated by Jane Goodall

Produced by Liz Marshall

Executive Producers Moby, Kyle Vogt, Janice Dawe, Chris Hegedus

Associate Producer Jessica Jennings

Edited by Caroline Christie and Roland Schlimme

Cinematography by John Price

Music Composition by Igor Correia

Animation and Title Design Alex Kurina


“In 2016, I was looking to follow a solution-focused story, and came across the emergence of “cellular agriculture”. After meeting Dr. Uma Valeti, co-founder and CEO of Upside Foods (previously Memphis Meats), I felt certain there was a film. Over the next five years, our lens was situated at the forefront of a historic and hopeful movement of change. What the future holds for cultivated meat is unclear, but I believe its revolutionary journey into the world will stand the test of time.”

– Liz Marshall

Produced in Association with 
documentary Channel 
Sandra Kleinfeld, Senior Director
Jordana Ross, Production Executive

Produced in Association with
the Canada Media Fund and the Redford Center Grants with funding provided
by the New York Community Trust

Produced with the Participation of 
the Rogers Cable Network Fund