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Why the food system is the next frontier in climate action

According to a recent study, virtually all paths to a net-zero-emissions food system rely on consumers in high-income countries shifting to a more plant-forward diet.
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How can nature-killing agriculture be more sustainable?

The farming system that feeds the world is the biggest killer of biodiversity. It does so by destroying habitats, overusing fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, and creating vast monocultures. But there are solutions.
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Is lab-grown meat actually better for the environment? Here’s how it stacks up

SCiFi Foods is producing a hybrid cultured and plant-based burger that’s better for the environment. A new study shows how it compares to traditional beef.
In 'Raw Deal,' a reporter reveals the dirty underbelly of the meat industry

In 'Raw Deal,' a reporter reveals the dirty underbelly of the meat industry

The ‘billionaire beat’ reporter for Forbes talks about her new book, why she thinks consumers should be paying more attention to meat industry consolidation, and the starting points for systemic change.
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6 environmental wins that gave us hope in 2022

From a thriving new marine park to rules curbing plastic pollution, the past year gave us several reasons to be optimistic for the planet's future.

Julia Belluz: Scientists don't agree on what causes obesity, but they know what doesn't
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Julia Belluz: Scientists don't agree on what causes obesity, but they know what doesn't

Rates of obesity won’t budge as long as society views it as a personal issue.
Lab-grown meat receives clearance from F.D.A.
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Lab-grown meat receives clearance from F.D.A.

In a first step toward cultivated meat reaching dinner tables and restaurant menus, regulators said that a start-up company’s chicken was safe to eat.
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