February 20, 2009
Check out the new book, Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms, which takes a critical look at factory farms while giving readers a pathway to find sustainably and humanely-produced meat, dairy, and eggs. Righteous Porkchop, penned by environmental lawyer and rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman, hit the bookshelves in mid-February and is already receiving wide praise. Nicolette’s background includes working for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at the Waterkeeper Alliance, where she had the sobering experience of witnessing the shocking practices and environmental damage posed by confined animal feeding operations. In an interesting twist, Nicolette, an urban, East Coast vegetarian, found herself swept off her feet by a high-profile cattle rancher, Bill Niman, of the famed Niman Ranch in Northern California. Both Nicolette and Bill share a passion for raising animals with kindness, and Bill recently served on the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production.
Righteous Porkchop, with a forward by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., “brims with hope and charts a practical (and even beautiful) path out of the jungle,” says Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food. Published by HarperCollins , the book is available on line at Barns and Noble or Amazon book stores.