By Ezra Klein
I was very sad to miss Monday’s panel discussion between IFA-here Mark Bittman and DC-chef Jose Andres. Well, I’m still sad. But less sad than I was, because now I’ve got the video!
Update: Gah! I can’t embed the video! But you can watch it here.
I’m particularly taken with Bittman’s opening statement: He retells the long and winding process that eventually brought him to view food choices as a political — and more than that, policy — decision. His evolution has been pretty similar to my own. A report here. An article there. A nagging feeling that beans are a pretty viable alternative to flesh. And one day, you find yourself unhappily looking at your plate and feeling guilty. Frankly, you know better. And if you know better, it’s hard to escape the conclusion that you should be acting better. Not necessarily perfectly. But better.