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Your Call: Why do so many Americans eat animals?

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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

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.