Alan Richman’s Rules for ‘Ethical Eating’

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Alan Richman struggles to define “ethical eating” in the July issue of GQ, and consults many of the usual suspects (Dan Barber, Alice Waters) only to conclude that our country has to change the way it eats, and soon. More original are his “10 Commandments of Ethical Eating,” including “food wrapped in plastic or Styrofoam is ethical only if you’re an astronaut” and “buying eleven-grain bread instead of seven-grain bread does not make you a better person.” The rules are online; the article is not. [GQ]