Outstanding investigative journalism from the New York Times. This article could, and should, win a Pulitzer.
The piece looks at Dairy Management, Inc.—a government-funded group devoted to increasing the amount of milk products consumed by Americans. These people are unfortunately very good at what they do, in part because they seem willing to resort to any amount of slimy behavior in order to sell more milk. There’s no point in my summarizing further: if you read this blog, today’s Times article is a must-read.
I devoted the second half of my book Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, & Money to examining ways to dismantle animal agribusiness. One of my text’s main observations is that animal agribusiness has a number of incredibly important assets that an informed public would never tolerate. So all that’s needed to rapidly shrink the industry is to expose these assets to public scrutiny.
As today’s article makes clear, there’s probably no asset of animal agribusiness that’s at once so important and so vulnerable as Dairy Management, Inc. Whether you’re a vegan or cheese fanatic, everyone can agree that what this organization is doing is the height of immorality and its work is indefensible. Dairy Management, Inc. is plainly run by the sort of people who, if they could get paid for it, would dream up ways to increase cigarette sales to lung cancer patients.
You’re presumably reading this blog in part to help spread the word when a story emerges that could prove devastating to animal agribusiness. Time to get to work. (Thanks, Andrey.) Link.