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Everything You Should Know About Fake Meat

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Everything You Should Know About Fake Meat

In the Ancient Greek Skeptics tradition, one should constantly question and investigate their beliefs. The only way to true knowledge, if such a thing does exist, is to work to prove oneself wrong continually. It is not a comfortable endeavor, and it is not easy. As a butcher, I am intimately...
Anna Borgman Aug 1, 2022
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Study: 40% of Kids Think Bacon Comes From Plants

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Study: 40% of Kids Think Bacon Comes From Plants

A recent study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology found that a disturbing portion of children between ages 4 to 7 don’t know where their food comes from. The authors say their data demonstrates that about 40% of kids think bacon, hot dogs, and chicken nuggets come from plants...
Maggie Hudlow Apr 4, 2022
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The Other Red Meat: What The New York Times Missed

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The Other Red Meat: What The New York Times Missed

In May 2019, The New York Times’ food and climate desks collaborated to help their readers understand the relationship between dietary choices and greenhouse gas emissions. The project embodied a primary function of journalism—demonstrating the power of individual actions to impact national and...
Miles Nolte Mar 28, 2022
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What is 'Natural' Wine?

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What is 'Natural' Wine?

The stone walls in the wine cellar are cool to the touch. I have goosebumps even as the mid-August Hungarian sun scorches the grass 10 feet above us. We're in Etyek, 30 minutes east of Budapest, sipping wine under a bare lightbulb hanging from the low arched ceiling. The translator explains that the...
Anna Borgman Mar 7, 2022
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How to Make Your Backyard More Biodiverse

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How to Make Your Backyard More Biodiverse

If you’ve ever found yourself dripping sweat with socks full of grass clippings in the middle of June, having just pushed your lawnmower in concentric circles for an entire Saturday, then you can thank the French and English aristocracy of the 16th century. The fact that lawns exist at all in North...
Anna Borgman Jan 10, 2022
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The Pros and Cons of GMOs

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The Pros and Cons of GMOs

Sometime around 6,000 B.C., in the far reaches of what is now South America, an early human held a swollen root in their hand. The root was infected by a genus of bacteria called Agrobacterium which replaced a segment of the root’s DNA with its own, causing it to proliferate and grow tumors. As the...
Anna Borgman Nov 29, 2021
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What is Regenerative Agriculture?

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What is Regenerative Agriculture?

Organic over conventional. Regenerative over sustainable. The recent shifts in our preferences when it comes to agriculture illuminate our modern understanding of how agricultural practices can and should work. Although the term “regenerative agriculture” is not new (the Rodale Institute coined it...
Anna Borgman Sep 13, 2021
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Meat Marketing: The Truth About Food Labels

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Meat Marketing: The Truth About Food Labels

Have you ever walked down the meat aisle in the grocery store and felt completely overwhelmed by food labels? There are so many of them, and oftentimes they don’t mean much of anything and are just used for fancy marketing. Raising chickens, sheep, and pigs will teach you a thing or two about what...
Abbagail McRuer Aug 9, 2021
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Lab-Grown Meat is Here to Stay and It Might Change Everything

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Lab-Grown Meat is Here to Stay and It Might Change Everything

Right now, in advanced laboratories across the world, meat is being grown outside the body of an animal. Petri dishes are packed tight with a stringy red substance that has the look, feel, and maybe even taste of a real burger. Back in 2013, Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University introduced...
Ben O'Brien Mar 22, 2021
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How Eating Meat Made Us Human

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How Eating Meat Made Us Human

Anthropologists generally agree that eating meat was a pivotal change in early human diets. But they are still piecing together exactly how we evolved from big-stomached plant-eaters into big-brained meat-eaters about 2 million years ago. For example, a study published this March in the academic...
Sarah Keller Jun 21, 2019
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