Giving Compass’ Take:
• In this podcast, Bruce Friedrich, executive director of The Good Food Institute (GFI), explains the benefits of plant-based alternative meat sources for humans and animals.
• How can you support the production of plant-based meats? Are there other ways to address harmful farming practices?
• Read about why plant-based foods are more than a fad.
Before the US Civil War, it was easier for the North to morally oppose slavery. Why? Because unlike the South they weren’t profiting much from its existence. The fight for abolition was partly won because many no longer saw themselves as having a selfish stake in its continuation.
Bruce Friedrich, executive director of The Good Food Institute (GFI), thinks the same may be true in the fight against speciesism. 98% of people currently eat meat. But if eating meat stops being part of most people’s daily lives — it should be a lot easier to convince them that farming practices are just as cruel as they look, and that the suffering of these animals really matters.
That’s why GFI is “working with scientists, investors, and entrepreneurs” to create plant-based meat, dairy and eggs as well as clean meat alternatives to animal products. In 2016, Animal Charity Evaluators named GFI one of its recommended charities.
Find out more and listen to Bruce Friedrich’s argument about meat replacements by Robert Wiblin at 80,000 Hours
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