The moral debate about meat continues: whether to eat it, and if so, then what kind? Industrial meat, with its allegations of animal abuse, cramped quarters, and ongoing food safety violations, presents a certain queasiness in even the most rabid of carnivores. On the other hand, sustainably raised meat presents something of a middle ground.That's what's under discussion at In Search of a Righteous Porkchop this Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Panelists include Nicolette Hahn Niman, an attorney, West Marin rancher, and author of Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms; David Evans, fourth generation rancher and owner of Marin Sun Farms; and Aaron French, chef at The Sunny Side Café in the East Bay, and ecologist and author of the forthcoming The Bay Area Homegrown Cookbook. Elanor Starmer, a researcher and policy analyst for the national consumer advocacy organization Food and Water Watch, moderates.
The free event includes farmers' market snacks, and is open to the public; donations are accepted. Head to the Port Commission Hearing Room, on the second floor of the Ferry Building (One Ferry Building at the Embarcadero).