This opinion piece by Liz Specht of the US Good Food Institute argues that taking animals out of the global food system - for example by replacing animal products with plant-based or cultivated meat products - can reduce the risk of future pandemics. Specht notes that zoonotic diseases usually pass to humans during the hunting or slaughter of wild animals or livestock.
Read the full piece, Modernising Meat Production Will Help Us Avoid Pandemics, here. See also the Foodsource chapter What is the connection between infectious diseases in humans and livestock? and read other COVID-19 content in the FCRN’s research library here.