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2 The Carnivore's Dilemma

Our meat eating habits, no longer a matter of basic sustenance, have become ethically fraught, deeply personal questions: Money. Health. Animal welfare. Environmental impact.

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Everyone’s talking about regenerative ag, an approach to food production that seeks to improve the land rather than degrade it—but also has no universal definition. This series helps put a movement into context, explaining its goals, limitations, and potential to be co-opted.

Immigrant food workers, in their own words. A series from The New Food Economy, published in October of 2018.

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