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Table Talk: Would You Ever Give Up Your Favorite Food?


On Fridays, The Huffington Post presents a compelling topic to spark discussion at your dinner table.

What came first, big factory farms or the big debate about whether they should exist?

This week, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote about an undercover investigation of one of these farms. It’s a chicken factory, the type of place that produces 4.5 million eggs per day. They do this cheaply because they treat the chickens a little bit like machinery. Many writers and people who are passionate about animal rights have taken issue with these sorts of places. Often, for activists, it comes down to the cages. As Kristof learns, this farm keeps 11 chickens in a crate the size of an oven.

Where does the food you eat come from? Think about whether an investigation like this would ever make you change the way you pick your favorite meals.

Visit The Huffington Post for more on the issue of animal rights, and whether you would be willing to give up your favorite food.

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