Season 8, Episode 32

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Meat production has become more efficient. But turning animals into food still requires an enormous amount of resources. Can scientists build a better burger from scratch? (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty)

Global demand for beef, chicken, and pork continues to rise. So do concerns about environmental and other costs. Will reconciling these two forces be possible — or, even better, Impossible™?

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “The Future of Meat.”