Saturday, June 6, 2009

From the news today

I make fairly good use of google news alerts, and here are some items that came my way via a (vegan OR vegetarian) news alert today:

I'm not sure if this is really the website for the prestigious (and right-wing) Foreign Policy journal (a few things about the site make me suspicious), but the site has a piece called Meat: The Slavery of our time. How the coming vegetarian revolution will arrive by force.

Then, from the Huffington Post, there is a piece called Why I'm almost a vegetarian, but not yet. He makes some interesting points, although if you've read Michael Pollan you've seen these arguments before.

However, Harris's piece gets a thumbs-up because it refers to a documentary I've never heard of before, and which looks great: Food, Inc.


FixedXorBroken said...

looks like a good movie!

Andie said...

I have been looking forward to this documentary for awhile now! Although I'm a little concerned that it looks like they're portraying the farmer as the bad guy, complete with redneck, Southern drawl stereotype. It's not the farmers who are the bad guys - it's the policies.

The Meat Slavery link isn't working for me, though.