96. Is Fungi The Future of Meat? Paul Shapiro Thinks So!
Is the future of meat fungi? Paul Shapiro thins so! In this episode we dive deep into the world of alternative proteins with the author of the national bestseller Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World. Paul is also the CEO of The Better Meat Co., a five-time TEDx speaker, the host of the Business for Good Podcast, and a long-time leader in food sustainability. Podcast Website (PlantPoweredPodcast.com) Episode Show Notes Support The Show Your Hosts: Toni Okamoto & Michelle Cehn Thanks for tuning in to the Plant-Powered People Podcast! Be sure to subcribe at PlantPoweredPodcast.com to get our podcast e-mail newsletters. More From Toni & Michelle Plant-Based on a Budget (budget recipes) World of Vegan (vegan recipes and guides) The Friendly Vegan Cookbook Plant-Based on a Budget Meal Plans 7 Days Mini Documentary Show Notes Dear friends, Get ready to sink your teeth into the juicy topic of alternative proteins—including cultivated meat (aka cultured meat or lab-grown meat), plant-based meats, and even fungi meat! Oh, but hold your tofu—it's not just some veggie tale. These innovations are true game-changers that are redirecting what the future of food will look like! And guess what? We've got the ultimate protein pro in the house! Please welcome the incredible Paul Shapiro, a bestselling author, podcaster, CEO extraordinaire, and yep, you guessed it, Toni's better half. Paul is a fun-guy who spends his days whipping up a fungi storm at The Better Meat Co., fighting for food sustainability and a world where animals can live their best lives. Join us as Paul spills the mushrooms on mind-blowing alternative protein solutions. Brace yourselves for the scoop on growing meat without the moo, and get ready to feast your ears on the tantalizing wonders of mycoproteins—nature's very own superfood. Whether you're a devoted herbivore or a curious carnivore, this episode will have you drooling with excitement! So, if you're hungry for a taste of the future, pull up a chair and tune in, because we're serving up a sizzling blend of entertainment and education. It's time to meat the revolution! ♡ Michelle & Toni Key Points From the Episode: Paul’s journey toward becoming vegan The evolution of Paul’s approach to helping animals How Paul and Toni met Paul’s experience making and distributing animal welfare documentaries A short history of how animal exploitation has decreased due to human inventions Paul’s journey toward founding the Better Meat Co. Paul’s take on why cultivated (human-grown) meat is beneficial for the world, even among so many plant-based options The surprising statistics about the demand for animal products The process of creating cultivated meat Understanding that there is no perfect way to be vegan Why cultivated meat is a cleaner and safer way to produce meat The top 3 things that motivate food purchasing decisions Mycoprotein: What it is and why it is a superfood whether you are vegan or not Related Resources Plant-Based Meat Guide 10 Innovative Vegan Meats Brands Make Your Own Vegetarian Roasts Connect With Toni & Plant-Based on a Budget Website Instagram TikTok YouTue Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Connect With Michelle & World of Vegan Website Instagram (@vegan) TikTok (@worldofvegan) YouTube Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Connect With Our Guest, Paul Shapiro: Paul’s Website Paul’s Book Paul’s Instagram Paul’s Podcast Thank You to Our Episode Sponsors Caraway Home makes the most beautiful modern non-toxic, eco-friendly, non-stick, easy-to-clean cookware. Visit CarawayHome.com/plantpoweredkitchen and use our special code PLANTPOWEREDKITCHEN to get 10% off your next purchase. Organifi is a line of organic superfood blends that offers plant-based nutrition made with high quality ingredients. Each Organifi blend is made with ingredients that are organic and free of fillers and contain less than 3g of sugar per serving. Head over to organifi.com/plantpower and use our coupon code PLANTPOWER for 20% off your order.