Putting her beliefs into action, Kendra Kimbirauskas and her husband, Ivan Maluski, started a small, organic farm on a few acres in Colton, Oregon, where she now raises heritage pigs outdoors on pasture.
Pork shoulder at my local supermarket costs 99 cents a pound, but zucchini cost $1.99 a pound. Why? Because American factory farms mass produce swine with such efficiency that the cash value of a pig's life has dwindled downward.
Factory farm advocates argue that their pork is affordable for working families. But who will pay the health care and cleanup costs that will inevitably result from meat full of growth hormones and antibiotics?