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Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech's Race for the Future of Food

Chase Purdy

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Biography: business & industry

An insider's account of the global race to be the first company to put a lab-produced meat product on the market, and to enact the biggest upheaval to the food business in decades

The animal agriculture business is a billion-dollar industry, but with populations spiraling out of control, natural resources under increasing pressure and large-scale agricultural operations pumping a disturbing amount of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, the whole world seems to be sleepwalking into a food crisis. This is the story of a group of seven vegans quietly working to solve one the most pressing issues we face today, creating the biggest upheaval to the food business in decades along the way.

In Billion Dollar Burger, Chase Purdy explores the companies at the cutting edge of the nascent food technology sector. He tells the inside account of JUST Inc. (formerly Hampton Creek) - the first and only food startup ever to hit unicorn status - and its lightning rod CEO Josh Tetrick as they race to create a viable synthetic meat product, bring it to market ahead of the competition and upend the monolith of animal agriculture.

From the lobbyist working behind the scenes to fix regulations in advance to allow for distribution of lab-created products, to the fundraisers working with some of the biggest investment banks and wealthiest individuals in the world, Billion Dollar Burger will take readers on a truly global journey from Silicon Valley to China, by way of Israel and the UK.

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