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Chloe Sorvino – The Meat Industry Manipulation

Podcast 218

“To eat meat or not eat meat, that is the question.” Actually, it may not be as simple as that. Today, we speak to Chloe Sorvino, Food and Agriculture Staff Writer at Forbes Magazine. She discusses big meat, meat alternatives, lab grown meat, and moreover, the impacts this all has on our environment, as well as, our health. 

In this episode, we talk about:

  • How ‘Big Meat’ became so powerful
  • The long list of problems that the meat industry has caused
  • Why meatless alternatives pose similar risks and ramifications 
  • The first regulatory step in getting lab grown meat approved
  • Running out of resources like land, water, and air
  • The best way you can take an active role in purchasing your food
  • Why time is really of the essence when it comes to improving our food system
  • Issues concerning lab grown meat

    Chloe Sorvino leads coverage of food, drink, and agriculture at Forbes. Her debut book, Raw Deal: Hidden Corruption, Corporate Greed and the Fight for the Future of Meat, will be published by Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books in December 2022. She serves as a steward on the Forbes Union unit council. Her work has been featured by NPR, the Financial Times and Women’s Wear Daily. Find out more at, subscribe to her newsletter Mind Feeder, and follow her on Twitter @chloesorvino.

    Memorable Quotes

    • “There’s just lots of wealth and power now, very deeply intertwined within the meat industry.”
    • “From the workers, to the distributors, to the retailers, to the shoppers…the meat industry’s consolidation has had drastic ramifications.”
    • “Climate change really is the threat to the meat industry, but also to the entire food system.”
    • “I think very hard every time I put meat in my mouth.”


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