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Even Lab-Grown Meat Won’t Save Us From a ‘Terrible Reckoning’

Historically, meat consumption has driven violence, colonialism, and war. Will the stuff cultivated in a lab be any different?

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InIn Plato’s Republic, Socrates tells his fellow Athenian philosopher Glaucon that in order to feed the Greeks’ nascent appetite for meat — a luxury…

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Will Meyer

Will Meyer

Will Meyer is a freelance writer and editor of The Shoestring in western Massachusetts. His writing has appeared in The Baffler, The New Republic, CJR, and more

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