ForaTV just posted a one hour talk by Eating Animals author Jonathan Safran Foer.
He’s first introduced by his mother, who justifiably kvells, which is darling to watch, and then he’s introduced by a blogger I read daily, Andrew Sullivan, who says some wonderfully insightful things about factory farming.
At one point in the talk, Foer speaks eloquently about the idea of dismantling factory farming—a concept I explored in Part II of my book Meat Market. Foer says:
There’s a very broad consensus in this country right now that [factory farming] is wrong, and I think that as we start acting on these values that we’ve always had, the system will slowly be dismantled. I mean the system only came into being fifty years ago; we’re not talking about the way things have always been done and so it suggests it could be taken apart at least as quickly.