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Robert Cruz is a freelance musician, trained in sacred music, in the Shreveport, La., area. He and his wife recently established Opt-in Farm, a five-acre farmstead where they live with their three children and a regularly changing cast of chickens and pigs.
Factory-produced fake meat is not necessarily the solution to factory farming. (iStock/Grandbrothers)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert Cruz
If it depends on supporting the fake meat industry, vegetarianism is not a superior ethical or moral stance. But there is an alternative in the “ideal kind of farm” described by Pope John XXIII.