Praise for the national Bestseller


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
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture


Clean Meat is the definitive chronicling of the race to commercialize the world’s first clean animal products. I can’t recommend it highly enough!

Bruce Friedrich

Executive Director of the The Good Food Institute

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.

The Book


Read Paul Shapiro’s Compelling and optimistic book

Eric Schmidt

Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Google’s parent company


 The next great scientific revolution is underway: discovering new ways to create enough food for the world’s ever-growing, ever-hungry population. In the Washington Post bestseller, Clean Meat (2018), Paul Shapiro chronicles the entrepreneurs and investors racing to commercialize the world’s first real animal products grown without animals.

Whereas our ancestors domesticated wild animals into livestock, today we’re beginning to domesticate their cells, leaving the animals out of the equation. And the story Paul Shapiro tells of this Second Domestication is anything but tame.

 This New Food Can Revolutionize Dinnertime - and Save the World