This is the best practical guide to buying well-sourced meat and animal products I’ve ever read. It’s just a few pages and full of concrete strategies for better eating–well worth printing and keeping on the fridge. The author’s introduction reminded me of my own experiences:
- To avoid the products of factory farms, I became something of a food detective. My groceries were the subjects of my investigations. Where were they coming from and how they were produced? I roamed grocery store aisles carefully reading product labels, but there was little to no information about the conditions in which the animals were raised… The food system’s lack of transparency was frustrating. Eventually, I mostly gave up on supermarkets and began exploring new ways to get at the good food I was seeking. Although the task was daunting, my goal was simple: I wanted all my food to come from places I would enjoy visiting.
- –Nicolette Hahn Niman