Students know that it’s best to avoid the meat, poultry, milk, and eggs produced by the often shocking practices of big agribusiness—but do they know how to do this? Do they know how to reclaim the pleasures of delicious, healthful, honest food? In Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms they learn how to do all this and more.
Nicolette Hahn Niman takes students along on her search for that “righteous porkchop,” the one that is produced from a traditionally farmed animal in an environmentally sound and humane manner. As students witness the worst and the best practices of ranchers and farmers, they’ll learn how to make better choices for themselves and the environment. And, Nicolette ends their trip in the grocery aisle—where she teaches students what to look for on labels, why to skip animal products from outside the United States, and what questions to ask when eating out.
Praise for Righteous Porkchop:
“[B]rims with hope and charts a practical (and even beautiful) path out of the jungle.”—Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food