Righteous Porkchop Discussion Probes the Ethics of Meat
The moral debate about meat continues: whether to eat it, and if so, then what kind? Industrial meat, with its allegations of animal abuse, cramped quarters, and ongoing food safety violations, presents a certain queasiness in even the most rabid of carnivores. On the other hand, sustainably raised meat presents something of a middle ground.
That's what's under discussion at In Search of a Righteous Porkchop this Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Panelists include Nicolette Hahn Niman, an attorney, West Marin 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 Café in the East Bay, and ecologist and author of the forthcoming The Bay Area Homegrown Cookbook. Elanor Starmer, a researcher and policy analyst for the national consumer advocacy organization Food and Water Watch, moderates.
Harper Collins Is it possible to eat only "good" meat?
The free event includes farmers' market snacks, and is open to the public; donations are accepted. Head to the Port Commission Hearing Room, on the second floor of the Ferry Building (One Ferry Building at the Embarcadero).