Animal agriculture & misconceptions on Oprah today

Since most of us are snowed/iced-in today, let’s practice our true agvocacy and respond to Oprah Winfrey’s show on animal agriculture, CAFO’s and veganism today.

Oprah is scheduled to air a show titled “Food 201” at 3 p.m. CST, where she and 378 staffers go vegan for a “one-week challenge”.

The show will center on food production issues, and will include video about cattle feeding and slaughter, along with other food production topics. The show will feature Michael Pollan, author of “Omnivore’s Dilemma,” and Kathy Freston, a vegan author and spiritual advisor. Additionally, she is having reporters on site at feedlots and meat processing plants.

Click here to watch a clip from the show.

This show, along with other challenges to animal agriculture including an increase in focus on “Meatless Mondays” and the upcoming release of the film “Forks Over Knives,” has created a need to advocate for food choice and to build a stronger sense of affinity between U.S. consumers and the farmers who produce their food.

Thank you to the Center for Food Integrity for the resources to respond to Oprah. You can find them on the CFI Farmer Resource Center website. In addition, the CFI Social Media Help Desk offers social media support and assistance, available at no cost to its users. Please contact the Help Desk directly at (877) 402-4CFI (4234) or at helpdesk@foodintegrity.org if you would like assistance developing a response, or responding, to an article. Make your voice heard! You can be assured that she will hear mine.

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