I’m keynoting a meeting to celebrate publication of 8 articles about SNAP in a special section of the American Journal of Public Health. 9:30am – 11:00am, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, 55 West 125th Street, 7th Floor Auditorium. Participants: Mariana Chilton , Nevin Cohen, Nick Freudenberg, Brynne Keith-Jennings, Jennifer Pomeranz, Alfredo Morabia, Janet Poppendieck. Information is here.
Weekend reading: Barry Estabrook’s Pig Tales
Barry Estabrook. Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat. WW Norton, 2015.
I was happy to be asked to blurb this one. It’s a great read:
Estabrook tells two powerful stories here. The first is about the appalling ways in which Big Pig raises animals, pollutes the environment, and uses the political system to avoid and fight regulation. The second is about how skilled animal husbandry and respect for the intelligence of pigs produces calmer animals, more delicious meat, and a far more satisfying life for farmers and pigs alike. Pig Tales is beautifully written. It is also deeply touching.