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Will We Soon Be Eating in Vitro Meat?

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Catalogue Number:  A259-004
Producer:  ARTE France, Galaxie Presse
Producers:  Arte France & Galaxie Presse
Producing Agencies:  ARTE France, Galaxie Presse
Subject:  Canadian World Studies, Consumer Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, Global Issues, Global Studies, Health and Medicine, Science, Social Sciences
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  France
Copyright Year:  2013
Running Time:  52:30

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Does cultured meat - which numerous scientists in various countries are working on - open up real perspectives for feeding a rising population and for fighting pollution (18% of greenhouse gases allegedly come from livestock rearing)? Or does it represent a false hope? Will the environmental arguments put forward in its favour be enough to convince consumers to eat cultured meat? Is the current commercial success of the first meat-substitute products available on the market heralding a change in what we eat? Would it not be preferable to turn towards insects, given that they are an already established source of protein and, what's more, are natural? This documentary, shot in the US, China, India, France, Holland and Laos, will change the way you see steak - forever!

Also available in French: La viande in vitro bientôt dans notre assiette?

2014 : Public Prize - FIGRA - Festival International du Grand Reportage d'Act

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