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'Case for Sustainable Meat' takes on many sacred cows
'Case for Sustainable Meat' takes on many sacred cows

When food guru Michael Pollan recently tweeted in support of Nicolette Hahn Niman's new book, "Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production," the protest that followed made it perfectly obvious why such a book is necessary. "A Cattle Rancher wrote a book about how free range, grass fed beef is better than factory farmed. Slow clap," commented @FoodNetworkVeg. But Hahn Niman's mission is much bigger than that. If you are looking for a book to inspire fisticuffs at the Thanksgiving table, you've found it. Her "manifesto" calls for a revolutionized food system — one that requires cows. The co-proprietor of the famed Niman Ranch...

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