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What is ecomodernism?

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In a new TABLE explainer - What is ecomodernism? - we explore the philosophy of ecomodernism, which believes that it is both possible and desirable to live in material prosperity while protecting nature at the same time.

Read the explainerListen to the podcast interview with explainer author Helen Breewood. Watch the webinar recording.

Letterbox: Depolarising the future of protein


The future roles of livestock and alternative proteins are heavily contested. The IPES-Food report The Politics of Protein aimed to overcome polarisation by critically assessing the stories told about different proteins and their environmental, nutritional, and social impacts. In this ongoing TABLE Letterbox exchange, Garrett Broad and Phil Howard discuss whether the report instead reinforced existing media narratives about alternative proteins, and debate the extent to which plant-based and cell-cultured foods can help to resolve the challenges facing the global food system. Read Letterbox here.

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