A vegan, a butcher, and cow walk into a room … and start talking! At the Slow Meat Symposium 2015, Slow Food brought together stakeholders from across the food chain and the good food movement to address the conundrum of industrial meat production. The recordings here were made at that gathering, and whether you are new to the issues or steeped in the discourse they will entertain you, and surprise you. Take a listen and join the thousands working towards a future where the meat we eat (or don’t eat) is good, clean, and fair.

Want to know more about how to get involved? Check out Slow Meat and Slow Food USA.



From South Africa to California, the speakers here are on the front lines of sustainable beef production. Challenging the idea that cattle are inherently damaging to the environment, they look towards holistic management as a way to preserve rural landscapes and livelihoods. It doesn’t hurt that the beef resulting from these practices is the tastiest around!


  • Will Harris, groundbreaking rancher and owner of White Oak Pastures
  • Luke Runyon, agribusiness reporter, KUNC and Harvest Public Media
  • Caroline McCann – owner of Braeside Meat Market & founder of Grass Fed Meat South Africa
  • Nicolette Hahn Niman – author, mother, rancher, lawyer