Saturday, October 17, 2009

CUESA: In Search of a Righteous Porkchop

In Search of a Righteous Porkchop
A panel discussion about responsible meat eating and animal agriculture

Sponsored by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) and Book Passage
Thursday, October 29, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The reality behind industrially produced meat — cramped confinement, routine use of antibiotics and growth hormones, E. coli epidemics, pollution of air and water, enormous carbon footprint, and so on — has made some eaters into staunch vegans. For others, however, all-or-nothing is a false choice. This panel will explore the middle ground: moderate consumption of meat from animals raised humanely and sustainably on family farms. Panelists will include Nicolette Hahn Niman, attorney, rancher, and author of Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms; David Evans, fourth generation rancher and owner of Marin Sun Farms; and Aaron French, chef at the Sunny Side CafĂ©, ecologist, and writer. Moderated by Elanor Starmer, researcher and policy analyst for the national consumer advocacy organization Food and Water Watch.

The event is free and and will be followed by a reception with farmers’ market snacks. No RSVP needed. For further information, contact Julie Cummins: 415.291.3276 x106 or

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