How to Know Halal is Really Halal

Farm Tour

Scott Hasselmann gives a tour of his family farm in Milledgeville, IL, to Zainab Khan, director of Taqwa Eco-Halal, a Muslim halal meat co-op. Monique Parons for NPR hide caption

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Recent allegations of employee abuse at an Iowa kosher meat plant have shaken the religious meat industry. For the millions who buy ritually-slaughtered meat, the raid fueled questions over where it really comes from. Some Muslims in Chicago aimed to find an answer. They began one of the nation's first sustainably-raised "halal" meat cooperatives, bringing together two groups that don't usually interact — rural midwestern farmers and urban Muslims.

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