Project Animal Farm

Listen/Subscribe via ItunesDownloadBorn out of a global expedition fearlessly undertaken by a young woman, Sonia Faruqi’s new book Project Animal Farm offers a riveting and revealing look at what truly happens behind farm doors. Also, an update on the use of animal drugs in meat production from Cameron Harsh of the Center for Food Safety. We’re also on Stitcher Radio and Player FM! Sonia Faruqi is the author of Project Animal Farm, a clear-eyed look at the realities of meat production. John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution, says the book “has the power to alter the course of history,” and scientist and meat-industry consultant Temple Grandin says “Everybody who is interested in food policy and animal welfare should read this book.” Upon graduating from Dartmouth College with several honors and recognitions, Sonia worked at an investment bank on Wall Street. Later, her volunteer vacation at a dairy farm turned into the beginning of a global expedition into the deepest, darkest recesses of the animal agriculture industry. Her journey is chronicled in Project Animal Farm. Cameron Harsh is a Research and Programs Manager at the Center for Food Safety, a national non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. Check out all of their work on animal factories on the CFS website.  Music in this episode includes Changes by Phil Ochs, Behind the Mask by Goldfinger (featuring PETA President Ingrid Newkirk), Boogie Down Productsion with Beef, and Be Healthy from Ded Prez.