Thursday July 21, 2016

New app called MeatMe allows strangers to share, rent or sell meat and poultry

(Austin Grabish/CBC)

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[Originally broadcast on Oct. 29/31, 2015]

If you've ever used Airbnb or Uber, you've participated in what's known as the "sharing economy" - an economic model in which individuals are able to borrow or rent assets owned by someone else.

"People don't want to get their meat from a butcher or a grocery store anymore." - Elliot Gerard, founder of MeatMe

In this piece we meet Elliot Gerard the founder of MeatMe, a company that is using the principles of the sharing economy to revolutionize the way people access meat.

Gerard explained to host Pat Kelly how his app works: "Say I have four sausages in my fridge, but I want pork chops for supper. Using the MeatMe app, I can  find someone with a pork chop willing to trade for my sausages. 40 minutes later, we've exchanged our meats and we're chowing down!"

Listen to the audio to learn more about how the MeatMe app works and why Mr. Gerard believes it will soon "make mincemeat out of the meat industry."

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