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David Wiebers and Valery Feigin, What the COVID-19 crisis is telling humanity

Abstract

Wiebers & Feigin identify intensive agriculture and trade in exotic animals as the main sources of novel zoonotic viral infections. They recommend a transition away from meat. I would add that we would do well to invest in the mass production of cultured meat, derived from stem cells, as a radical alternative to animal agriculture.

Author Biography

Jonathan Anomaly directs the philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) program at the University of Pennsylvania. His academic interests include ethical issues surrounding animal agriculture, antibiotic resistance, and genetic engineering. Website

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