If you want a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at ‘industrialized animal operations’, look no further than Nicolette Hahn Niman’s Righteous Porkchop.
Appointed by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr to lead his “hog campaign” in 2000, Ms. Niman spent countless hours with the people most affected by the massive feed factories overloading rural communities and causing disruption — and disrepair — to their way of life.
But this is by no means a downer of a read. Her writing is insightful, direct and completely engaging. She discusses plenty of the “bad” that’s inherent to this discussion, but counters with a tremendous amount of “good” alternative approaches to how we should be thinking about and buying meat.
“A searing account of an industry gone awry and one woman’s passionate fight to remedy it, Righteous Porkchop chronicles Niman’s investigation and her determination to organize a national reform movement to fight the shocking practices of industrial animal operations. She offers necessary alternatives, showing how livestock farming can be done in a better way—and she details both why and how to choose meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, and fish from traditionally farmed sources.”
Paperback, published by Harper Collins
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