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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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