mooph_sm_url.jpg- The Meatrix folks are at it again. This time, in The Meatrix 2 1/2, Moopheus and the gang expose the many dangers of industrial slaughterhouses. The short is produced by Sustainable Table and is designed to help promote the upcoming release of the movie version of Fast Food Nation.

- If the Meatrix isn't enough to get you motivated to eat meat produced outside of the industrial agribusiness complex, we'd suggest that you read The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan. Just reading the first section was pretty much enough to make us do our best to switch to grass-fed beef going forward.

- So how do you make the switch to sustainable agriculture? Change your shopping and eating habits. Take a look at the Eat Well Guide an online directory of sustainably raised meat, poultry, dairy and eggs. Just type in your zip code for local listings.

- Support your local greenmarkets, where you can buy sustainably raised meat.

- Join a CSA (community supported agriculture) share. It may be too late for a winter share, but consider it for the summer. Through these programs, you purchase a share in a farm's harvest, which is delivered for pick up weekly or monthly. We're participating in the Washington Square CSA this winter -- stay tuned for details on our first shipment. Visit Just Food to find a CSA in your neighborhood.