Can You Eat Meat and Still Say You Support the Environment? A Q&A With Rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman
Posted Jun 16 2010 6:05pm
Meatless Monday’s Chris Elam brings us Ralph Loglisci’s interview with Nicolette Hahn Niman as published in The Huffington Post:
The signs are everywhere. People are starting to quietly wonder, and to ask, even to demand information about where the food on their plate comes from. The truth too often is as unsettling as it is eye-opening, considering the rampant rise of factory farming. The question remains, though: are there other options available to us? Other less harmful systems we can support? Or, well, are we as a nation headed for Burger Armageddon?
In my quest to speak with experts directly involved with these matters, I thought to go to the source: ranchers. By ordering that steak, or hitting the drive-thru for that bag of burgers, who and what are we actually supporting? Following on from there, what advice could help those of us who live several steps removed from the food system?