This post relates to the fourth week in our local discussion series, Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability. This week’s articles deal with food’s complicated world of ethics and justice. Writers included: Matthew Scully, Madeline Ostrander, Peter Singer, Jim Mason, John Robbins and Barry Estabrook. Among the many benefits of this course is having my eyes opened to new writers. There’s so much good work happening!
It’s easy to turn our attention away from the disturbing, messy and sometimes horrific side of food production. We protect ourselves from this perspective; the industry protects us as well. Indeed, it would seem to be in everybody’s best interest not to talk about these things. Continue reading