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The Ethics of Raising 'Edible Pets' - Novella Carpenter

Complete video at: Michael Pollan questions Novella Carpenter on how she is able to slaughter the animals she raises on her urban farm. "I don't think there's anything wrong with loving them, feeding them, and gently killing them with love," says Carpenter. "That makes meat more of a sacrifice, which is what it should be." ----- Novella Carpenter discusses her book, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, in conversation with author Michael Pollan. This program was recorded in collaboration with Berkeley Arts and Letters, on June 18, 2009. Novella Carpenter grew up in rural Idaho and Washington State. She majored in biology and English at the University of Washington in Seattle. While attending Berkeleys Graduate School of Journalism, she studied under Michael Pollan for two years. Her writing has appeared on,,, and in Mother Jones.
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