I listened to this podcast, Food Sleuth Radio, Will Harris Interview, yesterday and it makes me want to be more intentional about the animal products that I consume. The way livestock is raised impacts our health, animal welfare, and the health of our environment. The interviewer asks Will Harris what policies would help support sustainable, ethical agriculture and his answer is that the consumer has to demand the products. Legislation won’t happen if people are content eating chicken that costs $1.50/lb when it’s raised in the factory farm setting while pasture raised chicken costs $4/lb to produce. I can’t really expect people to pay more for their meat because I think it’s important, but I should start supporting local farmers that are raising their meat responsibly. I can also choose to eat meat free foods when I’m out. Here’s to more beans and lentils in my life!