Peter Singer

How You Can Do the Most Good: It's Not as Simple as You Think

The following essay by Peter Singer first appeared in Boston Review, and is adapted from his book, The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically (Yale University Press, 2015).

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The World's First Cruelty-Free (In Vitro) Hamburger

Eighty years ago, Winston Churchill looked forward to the day when "we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium". Churchill thought this would take only 50 years. We are still not there, but today we will reach a milestone on the road to the future that Churchill envisaged: the first public tasting of in vitro meat.

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