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Which is better for you: "Real" meat or "fake" meat? - Carolyn Beans

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In 2021, a survey of over 1,000 Americans found that nearly two-thirds had eaten plant-based meat alternatives in the past year. Many cited potential health and environmental benefits as their motivation. But are these alternative meats actually better for us and the planet? Carolyn Beans investigates the differences between farmed meat, plant-based meat, and lab-grown meat.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Carolyn Beans
  • Director Laura Jayne Hodkin
  • Narrator Alexandra Panzer
  • Clean Up Animator Magda Kreps
  • Music Carlos Magaña Bru, cAMP Studio
  • Sound Designer Chengqing Zhu, cAMP Studio
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Shannon Odell
  • Expert Consultant Raychel Santo, Keeve Nachman

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