My favorite part so far is her discussion about how much meat is wasted. It was actually a hard chapter to read for someone who takes care of animals every single day of the year. To think that anything would be wasted makes me want to cry. Here amazing statistics will hopefully open eyes and make people more aware of the affect they have on our food system and all of these beautiful animals that are a part of it. The great news, as always – you have complete control to choose what you buy and therefore choose the kind of life you want the animals you eat to live. For your health and for theirs.
I’ve written about raising animals on a pasture-based system before, but Friends book makes the case black and white. Although, it should come with a warning (or a challenge maybe?): Seek out a farmer near you growing animals with sunshine, fresh air, and grass, and look those animals in the eyes and smile. Then head over to their Farm Store and buy some meat for dinner. Those animals will thank you for it.