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Can you be an ethical omnivore?
Intensive farming practices have left us, the consumer, disengaged from the sources of our food, and questions are increasingly being raised about how to eat with a conscience.
After 14 years running Feather and Bone, a butchery of ethically sourced meats in Sydney, the proprietors Laura Dalrymple and Grant Hilliard have put together a book to answer some of the questions they routinely get asked. In their business, they are familiar with all the farmers at sustainably-managed local farms, where they purchase whole carcasses - a dying trend. They know everything about how these animals live, how they’re treated during their lives, and how they’re slaughtered, which, they argue, has a huge effect on the taste of the meat.
Why Scientific American endorses Joe Biden
For the first time in Scientific American's 175 year history the popular magazine has decided to endorse a candidate in the US Presidential election. Editor in Chief Laura Helmuth explains why it's not Donald Trump.
China's transformation under Xi Jinping
Right now, Xi Jinping has more power than any former Chinese leader, including its Emperors. His transformation of the CCP, with an additional layer of government, an expanded army, the re-education of China's citizens about its true past and the world, is unprecedented. COVID-19 has also presented the perfect opportunity to increase the deep data surveillance of its people, which has reached almost 99 per cent of the population.
The Good Germans who resisted the Nazis
The impression successfully created by propagandist Joseph Goebbels was that the German population were in complete support of the Fuhrer. But Catrine Clay argues that there was significant opposition to the Nazis and that the resistance was much greater than was ever formally recorded.
What will the Afghan peace talks mean for women?
Historic peace talks are underway between the Taliban and an Afghan government delegation, but there are concerns about what any power-sharing deal might mean for the women of Afghanistan.
Google & Facebook recruit public against ACCC
Google and Facebook have been crying blue murder since the ACCC said they have to share revenue they receive from using news stories created by Australian media organisations on their platforms.