Blake Gerard (above above, with some of the farm's crew) is a fourth-generation farmer in…
Green Pastures, Bright Future: Taking the Meat We Eat Out of the Factory and Putting it Back on the Farm
The future of high-welfare, environmentally and financially sustainable livestock farming is brighter than industrialized agriculture would have us believe, says a panel of experts convening on May 4, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in Washington, DC for a public discussion, “Green Pastures, Bright Future: Taking the Meat We Eat Out of the Factory and Putting it Back on the Farm.” The panel discussion is presented by Animal Welfare Approved in cooperation with the Pew Environment Group.
Participating on the panel are investigative journalist and author of Animal Factory David Kirby; author of the bestselling Righteous Porkchop Nicolette Hahn Niman; chicken farmer and whistle-blower in the Oscar-nominated documentary “Food, Inc.” Carole Morison; and rancher, veterinarian and president of the American Grassfed Association, Dr. Patricia Whisnant. The discussion will be moderated by Andrew Gunther, program director for Animal Welfare Approved.
“The growth of the Animal Welfare Approved certification program alone points to the success of family farmers who use pasture-based, humane and environmentally responsible methods,” says Gunther. “Our panelists are those who have led the way and are committed to farming that is based in the wisdom of the past and the best practices of the present. They are some of the most knowledgeable people in the field, with extraordinary insight into the past and present of sustainable livestock farming, and we are looking forward to a lively and stimulating dialogue on an issue that affects all of us.”
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