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What Are Hot Dogs Really Made Of?

There is not a lot of actual meat in hot dogs, even when it’s listed as a top ingredient. They are mostly water and fat, but hot dog companies don’t want you to know that.

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Yearning for Utopia: A Review of Half Earth Socialism

The new book by Drew Pendergrass and Troy Vettese details a plan to save the future from extinction, climate change, and pandemics.

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Europe’s Chicken Supply Chain Has a Human Rights Problem

An expansive new report shows that cheap poultry for markets, restaurants, and pets comes at the expense of Indigenous peoples in Brazil.

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New Documentary Predicts ‘The End of Medicine’

A new documentary film by BAFTA-award-winning director Alex Lockwood explores the underreported connections between animal farming and human disease.

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Is Veganism Becoming More Popular? Using Data to Track the Growing Trend

There are many different ways to measure the growth of veganism. One way to do so is by looking at how popular the term is on Google Trends.

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When Pigs Escape: An Interview With Filmmaker Jusep Moreno

In 2021, a pregnant pig named Matilda escaped from a farm in England. Sentient Media spoke with the independent filmmaker who decided to turn her story into a film.

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One Study, Five Headlines: How to Deal With Conflicting Diet News

A new study about vegetarian children led to conflicting reports from several media outlets, including EurekAlert! and the Daily Mail. What did the actual study say?

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Is Eating Raw Meat Dangerous? Understand the Health Risks

Eating raw meat may be a common practice around the world, but that doesn’t make it safe. Eating raw meat raises the risk of a range of health problems.

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Do Vegans Live Longer Than Meat-Eaters?

Maintaining a vegan diet can help you manage certain conditions like diabetes or heart disease. Vegans also tend to live healthier lives.

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What Foods to Avoid If You Are Lactose Intolerant

Over half of the world’s population suffers from lactose malabsorption, the condition behind lactose intolerance. Learn how to avoid its worst symptoms.