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Replay – Author Chat: Nicolette Hahn Niman “Righteous Porkchop”

Our guest for this chat was Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of "Righteous Porkchop: Finding A Life And Good Food Beyond Factory Farms"

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Photo: righteousporkchop.com

Michael Pollan called "Righteous Porkchop" - “A searing, and utterly convincing, indictment of modern meat production. But the book brims with hope, too, and charts a practical (and even beautiful) path out of the jungle.”

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Our guest for this month’s meeting of the Earth Eats Book Club was Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of “Righteous Porkchop: Finding A Life And Good Food Beyond Factory Farms”

About “Righteous Porkchop” (from: righteousporkchop.com)

When Bobby Kennedy, Jr. first asked Nicolette Hahn Niman to head up his environmental organization’s “hog campaign,” she balked. Investigating hog manure pollution was hardly the glamorous assignment she pictured when leaving everything to work for him in New York. But Kennedy, she discovered, is not a man who takes no for an answer.

Thus began Nicolette’s fascinating odyssey into the inner workings of the “factory farm” industry and her transformation into an intrepid environmental lawyer who goes up against the big business farming establishment and—unexpectedly—finds love along the way.

A riveting account of an industry gone awry and one woman’s passionate fight to remedy it, Righteous Porkchop is a must-read for anyone who cares about food sources or good eating.

About The Author

Nicolette Hahn Niman is an environmental advocate and cattle rancher who has been published in the New York Times and is a regular speaker at national and regional environmental conferences and food events. A former attorney, she is now married to the founder of the Niman Ranch, a collective of traditional farms and ranches. She lives in Northern California.

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Adam Schweigert

Adam Schweigert is the Managing Editor and Senior Producer for Earth Eats. He is also the Online Director for Indiana Public Media (WFIU/WTIU) and has been with WFIU Public Radio since the fall of 2003, previously serving as Director of Multimedia Initiatives, Music Director and Arts Bureau Chief. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his dog Sydney.

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