🌍 How We Fix The Food System

Plus: renewable energy records, understanding food waste, and fighting deepfakes

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Welcome to the week.

And happy (belated) Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.

This week:

  • 🥫 Green aluminum

  • ☀️ Sun exposure benefits

  • 🛒Climate (and health and wallet)-friendly groceries

  •  🧬AI-generated proteins

  • And more!

Have a great week,

— Willow

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⚡️ Climate change:

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Project Drawdown just dropped resources and solutions for reducing emissions in the global food system. Get it 👇️ 

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Lab meat

What is lab grown meat?

In the wake of some recent bans of lab grown meat in certain states, it feels pertinent to drop a 101 on what lab grown meat is.

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