Los Angeles

The Meat We Eat

Are you concerned about the negative impact of modern intensive meat production?

Are you uneasy about the profound environmental issues, the inhumane standard of care for intensively reared animals, and your own personal health?

Do you feel like you have all of the information you need to make informed decisions?

Would you rather buy meat and poultry raised in a sustainable fashion by farmers you trust?

Are you having a hard time finding a source for meat that is Good, Clean, and Fair?

Slow Food Los Angeles is forming a new committee to learn more about the issues surrounding meat production. We will also research vendors that can supply us with tasty, healthy, and humane meat and poultry. The several models we might consider include:

1) reviewing local vendors and reporting back to the convivium on their standards of care,
2) grouping together to purchase shares of animals so that we can buy high quality meat at the best price, and/or
3) consider forming a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) such as the Bay Area Meat CSA, a project of Slow Food Berkeley.

The Meat Committee will be holding an introductory meeting Saturday, July 26th at 12:00 noon in West Hollywood. We’ll discuss committee goals and review the Meat Survey results. And yes, we’ll be eating some meat.
Please RSVP to judibikel [at] aol [dot] com and let us know if you would like to join us for lunch. Rob Bikel will be grilling his delicious lamb burgers, sourced from his and Judi’s whole lamb. (On top of a soft bun from Thee’s Bakery, topped with raw milk Petaluma Dairy cheddar, and dressed with pimenton mayonaise. Yum!)

In the meantime (and even if you don’t wish to join the committee), please help our efforts by filling out our survey.