A recent study found that India’s farmed chickens are dosed with the world’s strongest antibiotics. This is done so that they’re immune to diseases they could contract in the cramped, filthy quarters that they’re kept in. All over the world, the meat industry treats animals cruelly, to meet our huge demands and this is contributing to our destruction of the planet. But a few scientists are working to change this.

On this episode of The Intersection, Samanth Subramanian and Padmaparna Ghosh break down the science of lab-grown meat and discover what it tastes like.

Music: Josh Woodward

This is the latest episode of The Intersection, a fortnightly podcast on Audiomatic. For more such podcasts, visit audiomatic.in.