Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms

Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms

by Nicolette Hahn Niman

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Overview

Righteous Porkchop is a searing, and utterly convincing, indictment of modern meat production. The book also brims with hope and charts a practical (and even beautiful) path out of the jungle.”
—Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food
 

“[A] necessary book—part memoir, part exposé…its reasoned case for healthy and humane farming practices has the sweet savor of truth.”
O The Oprah Magazine

 

A crusading environmental activist, vegetarian, and lawyer who has worked with Robert Kennedy, Jr. on environment issues, Nicolette Hahn Niman blows the lid off the shocking practices in the pork, meat, and poultry industries in Righteous Porkchop, a Fast Food Nation for the hog trade. Subtitled, “Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond the Factory Farm,” Righteous Porkchop is at once an eye-opening grand tour of Hahn Niman’s battles with the industrial farming conglomerates, a guide to avoiding unhealthy meats, and a very personal story of  one woman’s reawakening.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061998454
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Pages: 321
Sales rank: 902,928
Product dimensions: 6.72(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Nicolette Hahn Niman is an environmental advocate and cattle rancher. A former attorney,she is married to the founder of the famed Niman Ranch, a collective of traditional farms. She lives in northern California.

What People are Saying About This

Peter Kaminsky

“The story that Nicolette Hahn Niman tells in this book is full of heroes and villains (of the two footed kind). Food lovers can only hope that America takes her message to heart and votes at the check-out counter.”

Marion Nestle

“A thoughtful and affecting memoir... Righteous Porkchop firmly establishes Hahn Niman as a major national voice for efforts to reform industrial animal production.”

Matthew Scully

“Righteous Porkchop is a compelling call for overhauling the way we produce food from one the nation’s most credible advocates. It’s also a great read. I highly recommend it.”

Dan Barber

“A portrait of animal farming, from the small-scale to the mega-scale, that’s as notable for its clarity as it is for its vision. Required reading for anyone who eats.”

David Kamp

“Nicolette Hahn Niman is the smiling face of conscientious eating—righteous, but never self-righteous. With warmth and an engaging plainspokeness, she persuasively makes the case that activism bears results, that humane farmers are happier farmers, and that ‘compassionate carnivore’ is not an oxymoron.”

Michael Pollan

“Righteous Porkchop is a searing, and utterly convincing, indictment of modern meat production. The book also brims with hope and charts a practical (and even beautiful) path out of the jungle.”

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