October 28, 2010

Pork is illuminated

"The demand for lean pig meat--'the Other White Meat,' as it's been sold to us—has led the pork industry to breed pigs that suffer not only more leg and heart problems, but greater excitability, fear, anxiety, and stress."
--Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
Now that's a case for fatty pork if I ever heard one. Maybe some from Porchetta.

I was pretty disappointed to hear that JSF was working on a non-fiction follow-up to Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close...but so far, it's not that bad. I still wish he'd written another novel instead, though—especially now that it's ingrained in me the fact that farmed animals in the U.S. produce "roughly 87,000 pounds of shit per second"...

1 comment:

GG Merkel said...

Ah the meat there is so tender!! I havn't been back in a while. It looks delicious!