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November 14, 2022 Program How the Meat Industry Undermines Effective Climate Policy

Borrowing a page from the fossil fuel industry’s playbook, meat’s “merchants of doubt” are funding questionable research and lobbying to keep meat reduction off the table, says Visiting Fellow Jan Dutkiewicz in his latest for The New Republic co-authored with Spencer Roberts.

November 03, 2022 Program In state-level midterms in Midwest, Big Ag favors Republicans, incumbents and governors, data shows

Jan Dutkiewicz, a visiting fellow at Harvard Law School who studies the political economy of meat production and alternative protein, said Pillen’s rhetoric was likely aimed at firing up a certain segment of the conservative base.

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October 31, 2022 Clinic, Program Pork industry lawsuit draws new attention to cruel conditions in North Carolina

Chris Green, executive director of the Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Program, told me the pork industry “sort of shot themselves in the foot” by pressing this case to the top of the legal system. “The more the public learns, the more turned off they are by the idea that they are contributing to that kind of suffering.”

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October 18, 2022 Program Comment: Cultured meat needs a race to mission not a race to market

The burgeoning field of cultured meat is racing to achieve the minimal standards required for market access. Visiting Fellow Jan Dutkiewicz and co-authors at New Harvest argue that the focus must shift to a higher, mission-based standard based on transparency and collective processes.