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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Quote of the Week

To go from the chicken (Gallus gallus) to the Chicken McNugget is to leave this world in a journey of forgetting that could hardly be more costly, not only in terms of the animal's pain but in our pleasure, too. But forgetting, or not knowing in the first place, is what the industrial food chain is all about, the principal reason it is so opaque, for if we could see what lies on the far side of the increasingly high walls of our industrial agriculture, we would surely change the way we eat.

--Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma

1 comment:

Rose said...

Whereas I agree with Michael Pollan's general statements...I think they're pretty rich coming from someone who isn't vegan.

He talks so pretty, and then seems to back peddle..."short of being vegan, here's the best we can do"...just go vegan it's not that hard....I never had so much fun in the kitchen (and I've always loved to cook) before I went vegan.