Digging into food values - while exploring her own - author Marissa Landrigan journeyed from her Italian family roots to vegetarian and PETA activism - and on into the realm of modern food production, especially Meat. Her new book, A Vegetarian's Guide to Eating Meat (Greystone Books, 2017), chronicles her quest for dietary and personal identity.
Even if you can expound on Food Issues in your sleep, you'll be nourished by Ms. Landrigan's perspective on the importance of eating local, voting for instead of protesting with your fork, becoming aware of your food connections - plus participating at a steer slaughter and in an elk hunt.
This Earthworms conversation with Marissa Landrigan serves a menu of food consciousness, most eloquently.
MUSIC: Deep Gap - recorded live at KDHX by Marisa Anderson
THANKS to Andy Heaslet, Earthworms engineer, and to Kathlene Carney Public Relations.
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Farmer Girl Meats: Pasture to Porch, Sustainably (June 2016)
St. Louis Food Policy Coalition (December 2015)