12:00am

Mon February 24, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What are the economics behind the meat and dairy industries?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with David Robinson Simon, author of Meatonomics: The Bizarre Economics of Meat and Dairy. The book explores the effects the meat and dairy industries have on taxpayers, animals and the environment. Every year, Americans eat roughly 200 pounds of meat per person. Who are the major players these industries? And what are the hidden costs? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

David Robinson Simon, attorney and prominent advocate for sustainable consumption

Web Resources:

Dave Simon: Meatonomics: The Bizarre Economics of Meat and Dairy

Village Voice: Rancho Feeding Recall: Why Sick Dairy Cows Might Be to Blame

The Humane Society of the United States: Anti-Whistleblower Bills Hide Factory-Farming Abuses from the Public

Huffington Post: Meatonomics: The Bizarre Economics of the Meat & Dairy Industries

Grist: How the meat industry turned abuse into a business model

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