We've had a good amount of questions about the Paula Deen / Smithfield story posted a few days ago. I want to say that I had no beef (haha) with Paula Deen before I looked into this story. My post was activist and I am glad it informed folks, but it was also about being disappointed in someone who keeps missing a huge opportunity to do the right thing and take a stand herself. Someone who we have enjoyed. And yes, as some pointed out, Smithfield is the company that could be making much better choices here. But when you promote the company for money, you have become the company.
That said, I'm not quite ready to go vegetarian again but would like to buy meat from folks who make better choices.
So what do you say? Do you know where to by local meat from sustainable farms? Is it possible to do?
Someone also linked to this article in Rolling Stone that blew me away. Pig pollution to the nth degree.
I guess I'm moving past not wanting to know about my food to wanting to know more.