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Also: Tasmania’s Legal Opioid Boom; Prosecutors enrich themselves with ‘Pre-trial Diversions’

 

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PBS NewsHour
The Future of Meet Production

Two California startups are working to perfect meat grown from animal cells as a sustainable and humane replacement for factory meat production. But with a single lab-grown chicken nugget costing $100 and technical and regulatory challenges to overcome, “cell-based” meat still has a way to go before achieving scale. Melanie Saltzman reports in the ongoing Pulitzer Center-supported “Future of Food” series for PBS NewsHour.

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Pacific Standard
A The World's Leading Supplier of Legal Opiods

Global pharmaceutical companies need a legal supply of poppies to mass produce prescription opioids like Oxocontin. Thanks to a regulatory loophole, Tasmania has become “the nucleus of the global opioid supply chain,” pushing aside traditional suppliers like India, and Afghanistan. Peter Andrey Smith traveled to the remote Australian island state to report in a Pulitzer Center-supported story for Pacific Standard.

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Politico Magazine
How a Criminal Justice Reform Became an Enrichment Scheme

Originally conceived as criminal justice reform, so-called pretrial diversions allow people accused of non-violent crimes to pay fines to avoid jail time. But as one Louisiana parish treasurer discovered, prosecutors are using the fines to divert funds from local governments and enrich their own offices. Jessica Pishko reports in a Pulitzer Center-supported investigation for Politico Magazine.

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EVENTS

Screening: Leslie Tai's 'My American Surrogate'
July 17-18, 2019
New York, New York
'This Little Land of Mines' World Premiere
July 18, 2019
Bethesda, Maryland
A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers
July 22, 2019
Washington, D.C. 
Homeless and Stateless: Visual Stories of the Rohingya Crisis
August 01, 2019
Atlanta, Georgia

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