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Will We Ever Stop Eating Animal Meat?

We need more than moral arguments against meat. We need a technological revolution in better, cleaner food.
Source: Thomas Peter / Reuters

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There are two big truths about eating meat from animals.

First, animal flesh imposes a high moral and ecological price for a tender medallion of food. Factory farming incurs the torturous treatment of millions of chickens, cows, and pigs each year. This constitutes a rolling moral catastrophe. What’s more, one-sixth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are directly attributable to raising livestock, and the figure is rising as more countries enter the global middle class. For most Americans, cutting meat out

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