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Join Sentient Media’s Spring Donation Drive

With your help, we can continue reporting on industrial animal agriculture and its impacts.

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Meet the Women Shaping the Future of Food Tech

Women-led food tech startups are changing the fabric of the food tech industry, which they say has been dominated by “bro culture” for too long.

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Technology Is Changing Everything—Including the Way We Eat

New systems are changing what we eat, how it is made, and who makes it. These changes could expand access to high-quality food while reducing environmental impacts.

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25 New Startups Chasing the Hottest Trends in Food Tech

Food tech startups reportedly received more than $39 billion in new funding in 2021. Food delivery companies and online grocers led the way.

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How to Start Eating Plant-Based: A Beginner’s Guide

Want to change the way you eat? You came to the right place. Here’s a comprehensive guide to eating plant-based.

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Why Don’t Buddhists Eat Meat?

Buddhism focuses on doing no harm. As a result, many of its 500 million practitioners around the world, though not all of them, abstain from eating meat.

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How ‘Farm-to-Table’ Was Co-Opted by Big Meat and Dairy

The farm-to-table movement promised better, more sustainable food. But the idea has been co-opted by meat and dairy producers, who exploit it for their own financial gain.

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During Wartime, Zoo Animals Suffer in Silence

“We must take this heart-rending opportunity not to turn away, to understand that zoo animals are war victims, too,” says Barbara J. King.

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10 Creative New Recipes for People Trying to Eat Less Meat

If you’re trying to eat less meat, try one of the recipes listed in this article—all of which feature vegetables and legumes as primary ingredients.

Why Americans Are Choosing to Eat Less Meat

For the last several years, meat consumption in the United States has, in fact, been increasing. But many Americans are deciding to make a change.