Episode 57 features history professor, author, and vegan advocate James McWilliams.
Prof. McWilliams speaks with us about the sustainable agriculture/locavore movement, the controversy surrounding Green Mountain College's decision to slaughter the two oxen Bill and Lou, the divisions and disagreements within the movement, the parallels between the "animal movement and the movement to abolish human slavery in the Americas and much more. Audio podcast, approx 75 minutes.
James McWilliams, who earned his Ph.D. at John Hopkins, teaches at Texas State University. He’s the author of four books, including A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America and more recently Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly which is the Winner of the 2009 Books for a Better Life Award.
James has written numerous papers and articles for the academic press and has also been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine, Slate, and The Huffington Post. He’s also frequently presented his ideas as an invited lecturer at colleges and universities across the United States. James maintains his popular blog Eating Plants at www.James-McWilliams.com
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