My world-acclaimed pastry chef friend sent me this article a few years ago. She was reading it for a nutrition class. Author Michael Pollan follows the life of a steer he has purchased, from pasture to slaughter to his plate, while telling us all about the horrors of the factory farming industry. What I like is that Pollan doesn't resort to emotional appeals to sway his audience. He's a meat-eater with no ethical dilemmas about the humanity of beef consumption. What's shocking is the meat industry's potential human cost.