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The Future of Meat

Future Perfect’s coverage of factory farming, animal welfare, and how the way we eat affects our lives and our planet.

The “humanewashing” of America’s meat and dairy, explained

Want to help animals? Here’s where to donate your money.

Why the future of animal welfare lies beyond the West

Yes, plant-based meat is better for the planet

How to eat less meat: A practical guide


The chicken industry’s worker safety problem

Black-footed ferrets!

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The worst horrors of factory farming could soon be phased out in Europe


Why 4 companies control the beef industry

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The wild frontier of animal welfare

Should humans care whether creatures live good lives, even in the forests or jungles? A group of philosophers and scientists has an unorthodox answer.

The very cute, totally disturbing tale of the American “it” dog

How the quest to own the tiniest, most Instagram-worthy and low-maintenance pup has bred a world of problems.

22 predictions we made in 2021, and the 13 we got right

Want to donate to charity? Here are 10 guidelines for giving effectively.

Is it okay to harvest pig kidneys to save human lives?

The fight over cage-free eggs and bacon in California, explained

What a meatless future could mean for farmers

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Why the US egg industry is still killing 300 million chicks a year

Hatcheries promised to stop killing male chicks by 2020. What’s taking so long?

Jane Goodall reveals what studying chimpanzees teaches us about human nature

It’s hard to make chickenless chicken delicious. Has Beyond Meat cracked the code?

The biggest problem with eating insects isn’t the “ew” factor

How stressed out are factory-farmed animals? AI might have the answer.

Where’s the “Impossible Burger” of cheese?

A no-beef diet is great — but only if you don’t replace it with chicken

Some animals are more equal than others

Biden’s fake burger ban and the rising culture war over meat

Are our pets gobbling up the planet?

Why do we care how smart animals are?

How one company and way too many pigs destroyed America’s heartland

Iowa’s largest hog producer courted power and turned farming into a numbers game. Businesses like it are increasingly the norm.

The state of the plant-based food industry

It’s not just Big Oil. Big Meat also spends millions to crush good climate policy.

A French city announced it would serve meatless school lunches. The backlash was swift.

My husband, the carnivore

The biggest animal welfare success of the past 6 years, in one chart 

The wisdom of cats

The next frontier for animal welfare: Fish

How Biden can rein in the Big Meat monopoly

How chickens took over America’s dinner plates, in one chart

Why scientists are cloning black-footed ferrets

The way we eat could lead to habitat loss for 17,000 species by 2050

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