Threads Up: Talking Meat With the Nimans

For those with questions and opinions about meat production, you’ve got a great forum starting today in a Chowhound conversation with Bill and Nicolette Hahn Niman. The rancher who helped spearhead a departure from factory farming and the lawyer and animal rights activist who wrote The Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food After Factory Farms often pen articles and personal essays for the Atlantic Food Channel. From today until July 10 they’ll be all yours on Chowhound, where posters are already stacking up questions. If you’re like us and still working off a July 4 barbecue binge, this might be a great time to learn the back-story of the sausage.

The questions already up on the Niman thread range from succinct policy discussions such as the effectiveness of California’s factory farming ban to long missives on responsible meat farming. We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on the answers to Maria Lorraine, who asks, “What ten purchasing suggestions would you make to the average middle-income American family who is struggling in this economy? Meaning…first steps anyone can do.” Advice on how to eat cheaply and responsibly is always welcome around here. [Via Chowhound]

Where Will We be Without Bill Niman? [MenuPages SF]
MenuPages Interviews: Unterman on Niman [MenuPages SF]
The Niman Turkey Project [MenuPages SF]

Image via Righteous Porkchop


Threads Up: Talking Meat With the Nimans