op-eds, interviews, academic publications, and speeches

Selected written commentaries

“Taste testing the ice cream that took $60 million to create,” New Food Economy, July 2019
“Don’t want to ditch meat for your health? Do it to avoid pandemics,” Globe and Mail, April 2019
“Is ‘vegan’ a four-letter word on product packaging?” Food Navigator, April 2019
“Meat is meat — on the hoof or grown in a lab,” Chicago Sun-Times, March 2019
“Don’t You Dare Call it Meat,” Scientific American, February 2019
“7 Predictions On The Future Of Clean Meat in 2019,” Forbes, December 2018
“Missouri and France Unite—to Suppress Plant-Based Meat,” Fortune magazine, November 2018
“Of Diamonds and Meat: Culturing a Better Future,” Food Safety News, November 2018
“Plant-based dairy products aren’t new. Neither is the U.S. dairy industry’s hostility,” Washington Post, October 2018
“Interview with Paul Shapiro,” IdeaMensch, September 2018
"Food Fight Over the M-Word," Food Navigator, July 2018
"One order of eggs, hold the hens: How acellular agriculture will reshape food," Food Dive, June 2018
"The Meat of the Matter," Food Safety News, May 2018
"Changing diets isn't enough—we need science and technology to wean us from meat," Daily Climate, May 2018
"Meat lobby wants USDA to ban 'clean meat' makers from calling their products meat," The Hill, May 2018
"Lab-Grown Fish--Coming Soon to Your Local Supermarket?" The Forward, April 2018
"Meat the new meat," Washington Post, March 2018
"Making mastodon gummies, Geltor is recreating a truly paleo diet," TechCrunch, March 2018
"Meet the startup that makes milk—without cows," Quartz, February 2018
"Science fiction no more, can lab-grown meat feed — and save — the world?" Reuters, February 2018
"Lab-made meat could be the next revolution," The Guardian, January 2018
"Chicken Might Be the First Lab-Grown Meat to Make It to Your Grocery Store," Motherboard, January 2018
"Why holiday meals might look radically different in the near future," The Globe and Mail, December 2017
"Lab-Grown Meat Is on the Way," Scientific American, December 2017
"Are we doing more to protect potential aliens on other planets than animals here on Earth?" Astronomy Magazine, July 2017
“How eating less meat could save you more money,” MarketWatch, April 2017
“Fighting Animal Cruelty Now May Be Like Battling Segregation Yesterday,” The Forward, March 2017
“We Are Seeing Animals in a Different Light,” Newsweek, December 2016
“Waste less food by eating less meat,” The Greenville News, September 2016
“What happened when McDonald’s demanded cage-free hens,” Chicago Sun-Times, September 2016
“Today’s chickens more like Frankenbirds,” Savannah Morning News, June 2016
“The swift rise of cage-free eggs reveals Americans’ changing view of the moral universe,” Quartz, March 2016
“The Elephant-Sized Subsidy in the Race,” National Review, February 2016
“Chickens Can Only Dream of Being Treated Like Pets,” Orlando Sentinel, February 2016
“Humane Society Urges Action on Gestation Crates,” Two River Times, January 2016
“Love Cage-Free Eggs? Thank Arizona,” Arizona Republic, October 2015
“Bird flu: USDA should lead on animal welfare,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, August 2015
“It’s time for Turner egg factory to go cage free,” Bangor Daily News, August 2015
“It’s high time to eliminate cage confinement for egg-laying hens,” Modesto Bee, June 2015
“A plant-based diet can help save water,” Sacramento Bee, May 2015
"What’s the Meat Industry Trying to Hide?,” National Review, April 2015
“Missouri pork producers should drop inhumane practice,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 2015
“Pigs in Illinois stuck in the Dark Ages,” Chicago Sun-Times, December 2014
“Industry hides animal cruelty instead of ending it,” Spokesman Review, October 2014
"Factory farming affects public as well as animals," Louisville Courier-Journal, June 2014
“One Pizza, With Extra Federal Handouts,” Reason, March 2014
"Quit Meat, Save Dough," New York Daily News, June 2014
"Eat Less Chicken," The Baltimore Sun, April 2014
"A Meaty Resolution," Houston Chronicle, January 2014

(Note: Paul also shares thoughts on Medium.)

Selected video and audio interviews

“Moving Beyond Meat with Paul Shapiro,” Disruptors Podcast, October 2019
“Innovativeness with Paul Shapiro,” Innovativeness Podcast, September 2019
“Clean Meat - Robert Wright interviews Paul Shapiro,” The Wright Show, April 2019
“Clean Meat - Interview with Paul Shapiro,” Konbini News, March 2019
"Food sustainability expert: Lab-grown meat is the way of the future," CNN, August 2018
"Clean meats vs. factory farms: A chat with Paul Shapiro," Financial Insights podcast
"Clean Meat with Paul Shapiro," StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson, June 2018
"Paul Shapiro: Author and Expert on Clean Meats," Suiting Up with Paul Rabil, June 2018
"Would you eat meat grown in a lab?" BBC Newsnight, April 2018
"Paul Shapiro: Clean Meat and the Future of Food Sustainability," The Simulation, March 2018
"What Is Clean Meat? Paul Shapiro on the Future of Food," The Rich Roll Podcast, January 2018
”Clean Meat: Slaughter-Free and Sustainable,” Food for Thought with Colleen Patrick Goudreau, January 2018
“Election Ballot Debate Series: Should Mass. Ban Some Confinement Of Certain Farm Animals?,” WBUR, September 2016
Bred to Suffer: Paul Shapiro on Animals in Factory Farming, Point of Inquiry, August 2015
Autism and Animal Science, StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson, April 2015
The Debate Over State Laws Requiring Bigger Cages for Hens And Livestock, Diane Rehm Show, WAMU, January 2015
Return of Foie Gras Pits Restaurants, Farmers Against Animal Groups, The Forum with Michael Krasny, KQED, January 2015
USDA Suspends Calf Slaughterhouse, CNN Headline News, January 2014
Animal Welfare and the Food We Eat, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU, January 2014
Ag-Gag Bills Spark Controversy, CNN Saturday Morning, April 2013

Selected academic publications

"A Decade of Progress toward Ending the Intensive Confinement of Farm Animals in the United States," Animals, an Open Access Journal, May 2017. Authored by Sara Shields, Paul Shapiro, and Andrew Rowan.
"Feasting From the Federal Trough: How the Meat, Egg & Dairy Industries Gorge on Taxpayer Dollars While Fighting Modest Rules," from the 2016 textbook, Impact of Meat Consumption on Health and Environmental Sustainability
The Jewish Vegan,” anthology edited by  Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, 2015. (Contributed chapter titled, “Lying Down with the Lamb: Toward a More Peaceful Relationship with Our Fellow Creatures”)
“Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture: Husbandry, Stewardship, and Sustainability in Animal Production,” 2013 textbook, contributor
"Moral agency in other animals," Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics (2006 edition)

Selected speeches

Clean Meat: The Clean Energy of Food, delivered at TEDx SouthLakeTahoe 
What Will Future Generations Think of Our Treatment of Animals? delivered at TEDx MidAtlantic 
We Are Better than How We Treat Animals, delivered at TEDx SunValley 
Are We Doing More to Protect Aliens than Life on Earth? delivered at TEDx UniversityofBaltimore 
Of Meat and Diamonds: Toward a More Cultured Future, delivered at the Cultured Meat Symposium
Meat without Animals: Considering Cellular Agriculture, panel at Stanford University 
True Cost Accounting in the Food System, delivered at the Food Tank Summit