Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Moby Presents Gristle at the Skirball Tomorrow

Gristle Cover.JPG
Moby co-edited Gristle.
Before you read this story...
Dear reader, we're asking for your help to keep local reporting available for all. Your financial support keeps stories like this one free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Moby the musician has become Moby the food policy advocate with the release of the book Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice about the Meat We Eat). He edited the book along with food policy activist Miyun Park, and the two stop by the Skirball Center tomorrow evening for discussion, Q&A and book signing.Following along the same veins of Michael Pollan's The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Gristle makes people think twice about the way the U.S. handles animal processing and factory farms. Fifteen leading voices on this issue examine the food industry from different perspectives—including farming, workers' rights, professional athletics, science, environmental sustainability, food business, and animal welfare advocacy.

Contributors like Christine Chavez, former political director of the United Farm Workers Union (and Cesar's grandaughter), John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, and Lauren Bush, model and CEO and co-founder of FEED Projects—lay out "how and why industrial animal agriculture unnecessarily harms workers, communities, the environment, our health, our wallets, and animals."

The Q&A with Moby will be moderated by co-editor Park. The event is free, but advance reservations are required. There’s a limit of two tickets per person. 7:30 pm.