(My cousin Ron and his creative burger making technique. Note my arm next to him...I'm busy making my own burger. Ron participated in the Facebook conversation)
I had an interesting Facebook conversation this past week on eating meat. I read an article on CNN.com about Jonathan Safran Foer's upcoming book: "Eating Animals." The link to factory farming, flu, and the environment.
To pull out a highlight:
We need a better way to talk about eating animals, a way that doesn't ignore or even just shruggingly accept things like habits, cravings, family and history but rather incorporates them into the conversation. The more they are allowed in, the more able we will be to follow our best instincts. And although there are many respectable ways to think about meat, there is not a person on Earth whose best instincts would lead him or her to factory farming. My book, "Eating Animals," addresses factory farming from numerous perspectives: animal welfare, the environment, the price paid by rural communities, the economic costs. In two essays, I will share some of what I've learned about how the way we raise animals for food affects human health.