Do consumers really want to see where their food comes from?

Last week, I asked this question in my latest post on CNN Eatocracy. There were a variety of replies, mostly with concern for the ethics of eating meat. The majority of the 225 comments so far have missed the point. "How concerned are consumers about transparency in the food supply?" Read more here. I included … Continue reading Do consumers really want to see where their food comes from?

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If slaughter houses had glass walls… (Video)

In the debate over transparency in our food systems and recent 'ag gag' bills/laws across the country, there has been a lot of fuss about slaughterhouses and the consumers' ability to visualize what happens during livestock slaughter. The New York Times ran an opinion article titled "Open the Slaughterhouses" that opened debate on the 'ag … Continue reading If slaughter houses had glass walls… (Video)

How do ‘ag gag’ laws affect farm transparency?

Do you feel that the so-called "ag gag" bills are prohibitive? Will these laws hamper efforts to stop animal cruelty? Does this impede our efforts for transparency in the food systems? I will start this off with a disclaimer that I am not very familiar with the legislation being passed. I am not educated in legal issues, … Continue reading How do ‘ag gag’ laws affect farm transparency?