Terry Gross and I Bring Some Fresh Air to the Meat Industry

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On Wednesday morning, I was lucky enough to be invited onto the NPR interview show Fresh Air, to be grilled by the legendary host herself, Terry Gross. Terry wanted to hear more about my work on the meat industry, and asked me a series of smart, impeccably researched questions. I hope I overcame my nervousness enough to deliver worthy answers. You can listen to our conversation here.

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