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Future Perfect
Future Perfect

Future Perfect explores provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. We tackle big questions about the most effective ways... more

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Rethinking meat

How can we convince people to change their relationship with meat? Melanie Joy has been grappling with this question for a... more

04 Nov 2020 · 21 minutes
Can we raise better beef?

Beef cattle take a huge toll on the environment. In Brazil, a huge chunk of greenhouse gas emissions comes from... more

28 Oct 2020 · 24 minutes
How to prevent a factory farmed pandemic

What if the next pandemic comes, not from wet markets overseas, but from our own factory farms? Martha Nelson, who... more

21 Oct 2020 · 24 minutes
These bacteria wear chicken shoes

Right now, we can fight off a wide range of bacterial infections using antibiotics. But those antibiotics are becoming increasingly... more

14 Oct 2020 · 23 minutes
Life on the fast line

Workers in meatpacking plants already process our pigs and beef and chickens extremely fast, but recently, there’s been a push... more

07 Oct 2020 · 25 minutes
Chicken Big

In 1992, Craig Watts got into growing chickens for Perdue Farms because he was told he could turn a good... more

30 Sep 2020 · 28 minutes
The paradox on our plates

In the US, we spend billions of dollars a year pampering our pets. We have laws to protect them from... more

23 Sep 2020 · 25 minutes
Pig poop lagoon

North Carolina is home to around 9 million pigs. Many of those pigs live in big factory farms, and all... more

16 Sep 2020 · 29 minutes
Season 3: The beef with meat

The meat we eat affects us all. It affects non-human animals, but also the farmers and factory workers who raise... more

09 Sep 2020 · 2 minutes
What the housing crisis means for the climate

Dylan Matthews sits down with housing policy experts and advocates Leonora Camner and Annie Fryman to discuss California’s housing crisis,... more

07 Sep 2020 · 58 minutes
Future Perfect
Rethinking meat
Future Perfect