Chase Purdy, Slate

Chase Purdy


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Chase:

Keep Meatpacking Plants Closed, Get Cultured Meat Factories Open

Cultured meat is more humane, safer, and better for the planet. It’s also tangled up in red tape. → Read More

Covid-19 could change how Americans eat meat for decades

As workers in several of the biggest US meatpacking plants have fallen ill with Covid-19, many production lines have been halted, changing the fortunes of meat producers. → Read More

As the US meat supply chain fumbles, cultured meat startups consider a better system

Covid-19 has thrown the US meat supply chain into turmoil. High-tech cultured meat companies want to re-envision how it works. → Read More

A global flower industry crippled by Covid-19 is bracing for Mother’s Day

The novel coronavirus is wreaking havoc for the world's biggest exporters and importers of fresh-cut blooms. → Read More

The coronavirus is a moment for plant-based meat to thrive or stumble

Retail sales have seen an uptick, business in China is on the upswing—but with restaurants closed and a recession looming, the story is complicated. → Read More

An agriculture outlier, the peanut industry is holding up during Covid-19

The global price of peanuts has increased by more than 11% since the beginning of the year. → Read More

Covid-19 exposes a fragile food system, and the power of immigrants

In industrial countries, migrant workers often count for more than half of seasonal workers on commercial farms. → Read More

Covid-19 has introduced chaos to food commodity prices

Since mid-January, futures prices of many agricultural commodities have destabilized. → Read More

Food delivery during Covid-19 is reawakening the US to local food

The coronavirus pandemic has opened a rare and inviting window into the past, improbably made possible by grocery delivery companies. → Read More

Another virus has been detected in the US, and this one is bad news for chickens

The US meat industry could soon be navigating two different viruses at the same time. → Read More

Israeli engineers created an open-source hack for making Covid-19 ventilators

Cheap emergency ventilators may help beat the coronavirus in difficult situations. → Read More

Asparagus prices show how the coronavirus is nipping at the global food system

That low price for asparagus you're seeing has big implications. → Read More

Amsterdam will use 'doughnut economics' to guide life after Covid-19

The economic concept was developed by an Oxford University economist. Now the Dutch city is giving it a shot. → Read More

Covid-19 exposes one of the big weaknesses of a consolidated US meat industry

When just a handful of companies supply most US meat, a single plant problem has an outsized impact. → Read More

US dairy farms face financial trouble as coronavirus spreads

Closed-down schools and restaurants may have wiped out about 40% of dairy farms' business. → Read More

Despite coronavirus outbreaks, cruise ship bookings are up for 2021

Booking volume in the last 30 days for 2021 is actually up 9% versus the same time last year. → Read More

Covid-19 is about to reach US farms in a major test for food supply chains

An informal farmworker union poll suggests not all farmers are taking the threat of Covid-19 seriously. → Read More

Lost your job? Food retail and delivery companies are looking to hire

Covid-19 is wreaking havoc on the economy. Grocery store hiring is a small bright spot. → Read More

Stocking up on food for coronavirus led to a yeast shortage —

Stocking up on food for Covid-19 self-isolation has caused a shortage of yeast. → Read More

Doctors consider loss of taste and smell as a possible Covid-19 symptom

It's still unclear just why people are losing their sense of taste and smell, but it is widely reported. → Read More