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Climate ‘Tipping Points’ Have Long Signaled Doom and Disaster, but a New Report Reimagines Them

A report launched at COP28 from Bezos Earth Fund and Exeter University says eating more plant-based foods could help us avert climate crisis.

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Book Review: The Lives of Animals by J.M. Coetzee

J.M. Coetzee takes on a literary struggle with the moral distinction – or lack thereof – between human and animal suffering and death. Whether you agree with him or not, this book should be of interest to most people thinking about animals and morality.

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Book Review: Why You Eat What You Eat by Rachel Herz

There’s are reasons behind what we eat, whether it’s how much sugar we eat or why we feel so much better eating plants.

The Impossible Burger 2.0 and the Next Generation of Food Tech

This year’s big ask from alternative meat maker Impossible Foods? Cheat on beef. On Monday, the new Impossible Burger 2.0 made its debut at CES 2019.

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Is Using Science to Help Animals Adapt to Life on Factory Farms Ever the Solution?

We’re pushing farmed animals to their limits of productivity, breeding chickens to grow fatter, cows to produce more milk, beef cattle to grow more muscle; all to the detriment of their physical and mental welfare.

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JUST Cell-Based Meat Is Ready for Limited Release. What’s Next?

The plant- and cell-based meat market will be worth $10 billion when it gets to 13% of the market, a market share equivalent to that of the plant-based milk market today.

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Beyond Meat Files for the Plant-Based Food Industry’s First IPO

Current investors in Beyond Meat include Bill Gates, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack and Suzy Welch, Kleiner Perkins, and Tyson Foods.

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Plant-Based Protein Can Help End Animal Agriculture

The best reason to choose plant-based protein is that it’s a cruelty-free source of something you need.

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Clean Meat: The Logical Solution to End Factory Farming

Clean meat is a relatively new idea and one that will likely be called numerous things as it grows. Some people and organizations are calling it “cultured meat,” “cruelty-free meat,” “cell-based meat,” and “lab-grown meat.”

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Robots Won’t Fix Animal Agriculture’s Welfare Problem

Cargill’s latest investments in robotics is a three-wheeled corralling robot that cost $40,000, which the…

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Read This Book: Unsavory Truth

Yet another gem of food science from Marion Nestle—author of Food Politics and What to…

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Cell-Based Meat Faces One of its Biggest Challenges Yet

One of the big challenges for cell-based meat is to match the nutritional value of…

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Read This Book: The Tangled Tree

All history books should start like The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life…

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Vegan Meat Company Beyond Meat Nears IPO

Beyond Meat According to a source close to the company, Beyond Meat is almost ready…

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What Is Animal Intelligence?

The concept of animal intelligence has its roots in the theory of sentience, or an…

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Read This Book: How to Be a Good Creature

Do you ever think about how to be a good citizen of the world? It’s…

Read This Book: The Revolutionary Genius of Plants

Plants are good for us. Of the species we’ve discovered so far, 31,000 can be…

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Wait… Bees Can Count?

For centuries, animals’ capacity for human-like behavior went unnoticed. But animals are smarter than we…

The Challenges and Promise of Clean Meat

The Good Food Conference in Berkeley, organized by the industry powerhouse Good Food Institute, gathered hundreds of entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, media and other industry people into the packed two-day event.

Read This Book: The Secret Life of Cows

Did you know that cows can express social preferences? For some people, that’s as easy…

The Impossible Burger Is Possible, Says FDA

The FDA has no questions that the Impossible Burger is safe to eat. The meatless…

How to Spot A Happy Horse

How to spot a happy horse: Look for pointed ears and listen for snorts, apparently.…

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Sheep Remember Your Face. How Smart Are They?

The process of remembering and forgetting in humans works the same way. It’s face specific.