Lab-Grown Food: Good for the Planet, Healthy for You?

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Could biologists be America’s next generation of farmers? By now, we are all familiar with plant-based burgers, but dozens of Silicon Valley start-ups are hoping to transform what we eat by using ingredients like algae, mycelium and pea protein to create a wide range of foods. Tech-driven food has been lauded as good for the environment, but what exactly are we eating? Is lab food like fake eggs and seafood from a petri dish healthy and sustainable? We’ll talk to author and investigative reporter, Larissa Zimberoff, about her new book - “Technically Food: Inside Silicon Valley’s Mission to Change What We Eat.”

Guests:

Larissa Zimberoff, author, "Technically Food: Inside Silicon Valley’s Mission to Change What We Eat"

Adam Lowry, co-founder, Ripple Foods

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