very cool, wish this place was in my town! but I guess we all could do this in our own kitchens...people would be surprised how great it is buying local.....This is why Im very proud to work for Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Check out what I mean. I'm sure some of you may already know about us. This is a little bit about our "Food With Integrity" This is fron our site.
The hallmarks of Food With Integrity include things like unprocessed, seasonal, family-farmed, sustainable, nutritious, naturally raised, added hormone free, organic, and artisanal. And, since embracing this philosophy, it's had tremendous impact on how we run our restaurants and our business. It's led us to serve more naturally raised meat than any other restaurant in the country, to push for more sustainable practices in produce farming, and to work with dairy suppliers to eliminate the use of added hormones from their operations.
http://www.chipotle.com click on the FWI link on the left.
We were also featured on Nightline http://www.chipotle.com/video/nightline.html
I don't think modern practices of keeping food animals has been going for a lifetime, in the old west cattle were kept on open land maintained by the cowboys, they were grazed, not kept in small pens, fed pellets . If I did buy beef, I would rather it come from a small farmer with open pasture land where they graze and have a better life IMO, same with the poultry, that is how it was in days past, before all these meat/egg industries came about. of course you do not know about the persons farm except what they post, unless you go visit the farm, which could be done if your going local. I think alot of folks may ignore where their meat comes from, but I think also people just don't think about it at all. so the info should be out there at least so people will know and can make a choice...I do not believe in putting my choices on to others, there is no way the whole world is going to stop eating meat, so at least we can do it in a way that is humane and natural as possible, and one way is to buy local! not from the big meat industry..they need to appeal to their buyers so perhaps they can change some practices and in return sell more meat! here is a link, if folks want to get started buy local. http://www.localharvest.org/taking a college course really changes a person doesnt it these practices have been going on for a lifetime and a half , I dont see it ever changing the outcome .. you either eat them or you dont ,its a personal choice of what you chose to ignore to exist in the cruel world that we call home .
p.s. if I was a wolf I would eat you too ..lol
I completely agree that veganism isn't the only answer- theres alot more reasonable things to ask of people than diving into something so serious, but it is an answer. It is possible to get everything you need from a plant based diet- I do so and have been doing so for 17 years with no ill effects.Just finished watching the videos, and would like to mention that going vegan is not the answer.