Join Michael Lerner in this conversation with Commonweal neighbors Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman about their compassionate ranching practices on Niman Ranch and about Nicolette’s new book, Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms.
Nicolette Hahn Niman
Nicolette is a rancher, attorney, and writer. Much of her time is spent speaking and writing about the problems of industrialized livestock production, including the book Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms (HarperCollins, 2009) and three essays she has written on the subject for the New York Times.
Bill Niman is a cattle rancher in Northern California, proprietor of BN Ranch, and Founder of the natural meat company Niman Ranch, Inc. He was a member of the Pew Foundation’s National Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, which released recommendations for reform of the nation’s livestock industry in April 2008.