Until recently, there was no overlap: Meats were either kosher, halal, or neither. A new brand seeks to change that. Abe’s Meats, from Interfaith Ventures, reports that it is producing “the first-ever Interfaith Meat products that are both Halal and Kosher.” Founder Mohammad Modarres says, “Brands that offer dual Kosher and Halal food products do exist. However, meat is one of the most complicated and expensive products to produce as ‘Interfaith’ because of the production process, cost, and need to collaborate. As a result, Abe’s Meats is the only meat company that offers ‘Interfaith Meat.’ To produce what we have coined as ‘Interfaith Meat,’ it must follow the (certified) Kosher and Halal process that both faiths across all denominations respect. Beyond having a [Jewish] Shochet use a sharp blade as their Muslim counterpart directs the animal in the direction of the Qibla (Mecca) and recites a blessing, we also work with small-scale ranchers who reject industrialized factory farming practices to apply regenerative agriculture techniques and pastoral livestock management methods. While Kosher and Halal religious doctrine are only specific about how to sacrifice the animal, avoiding animal cruelty as much as possible, and what animals to consume, we added a strict ecological component to our supply chain that we believe is valuable considering our environmental impact when we consume meat products today.”