Your Call: Why do so many Americans eat animals?

Aug 10, 2017

  

Why do the vast majority of Americans eat animals when we now have so many alternatives? That’s the question Free From Harm director Robert Grillo explores in his new book Farm to Fable: The Fictions of Our Animal-Consuming Culture.

Grillo examines how our culture influences what we eat and exposes the dark side of animal agriculture. What drives your food choices? And how have we turned farmed animals into commodities for human consumption and exploitation? 

Guest:

Robert Grillo, director of Free From Harm and author of Farm to Fable: The Fictions of Our Animal-Consuming Culture

Web Resources:

Free From Harm

Farm to Fable: The Fictions of Our Animal-Consuming Culture

Free From Harm: Catching Up With Science: Burying the “Humans Need Meat” Argument

The New York Times: Exposing Abuse on the Factory Farm

The Guardian: Eat less meat to avoid dangerous global warming, scientists say