Paul Shapiro recently debuted his book, Clean Meat, and it has already skyrocketed to become a Washington Post bestseller. The book documents the progress of groundbreaking companies and individuals who are developing the technology to grow meat in labs, without harming any animals in the process. In the book, Paul shares how this exciting new type of meat could effectively put factory farms out of business within our lifetimes. Pretty cool, right?

Clean Meat is making waves once again by becoming the first-ever book to be bound in REAL LEATHER that was grown using cellular agriculture. The book is now up for auction, with all the proceeds benefiting the Good Food Institute’s work in cellular agriculture.


The book cover was made by Geltor through the process of microbial fermentation. “While Geltor’s platform for designing and building texture with biology has launched products in cosmetics and food, this is the company’s first foray into materials,” GFI notes


“This book is about the future, both in its content and its cover. Because of pioneers like those chronicled in Clean Meat, the day will come when we view our present-day factory farming of animals as a relic of a technologically primitive past,” Shapiro told GFI.

Not only have there been groundbreaking technological advancements in the food space, the clothing industry is also seeing a switch to sustainable sources. Brooklyn-based startup Modern Meadow uses living cells to create bio-fabricated materials exactly like leather, all without harming a single animal. The company debuted their first product, a bio-fabricated shirt in October of 2017 and hopes to have their animal-free leather in the marketplace by this year!


If you’re interested in bidding on the book signed by Paul himself, click here. If you’re interested in learning more about the advancements in the world of clean meat, check out the recent #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias podcast with Paul Shapiro.

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