Gene Baur Featured in TIME
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Gene Baur, President and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary is featured in TIME Magazine this week. Baur, who recently took part in the Intelligence Squared debate, “Don’t Eat Anything with a Face“, answered several questions in TIME’s interview.

You can watch the interview video below.

* UPDATE: in the print version of the interview, there is a lot more content, you can see the page here:

TIME 10 Questions _genebaur


Written by joshuakatcher

Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor of fashion at Parsons The New School. His research focuses on sustainability and ethics in fashion production. He started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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  • Anne

    You make some good points here Joshua. Ms. Luscombe may certainly have feigned naivete–though I find it surprising that she’d want to come across as uniformed and shallow. Perhaps she was modeling her style after Deborah Solomon, who did the New York Times’ “Questions For” column for years. Evidently not everyone possesses Ms. Solomon’s finesse, savviness and sense of humor.
    It’s not hard to find intelligent articles regularly in the mainstream media about the issues Gene Baur discusses. This was a missed opportunity for Ms. Luscombe–and Time magazine–to take the lead in forward-thinking coverage. Sigh.

  • Veggiegirl

    I found this woman to be so off putting with her condescension and complete lack of interest in learning about what what being a vegan is and means for people, animals and our planet. She is an unfortunate reflection of most of the people in this world. Some people simply don’t care or are fine living in a state of denial so they can continue living as they have always done.

  • It Factor Image

    It is possible that the interviewer may be patronizing or feigning naivete. However, she does offer an important perspective on just how naive most of the world is. These are real questions, that likely, Time readers have. Most people ARE out of touch on this issue. As far as the vegan lifestyle has come, this is still very much the mainstream thinking. We cannot assume that there is enough information, education and choice across the entire country (or in the world) to react with, “REALLY??”. There isn’t, yet. There just isn’t. As a vegan, I get questions like this almost DAILY and I live in NYC! People really think (or want to think) that I eat nothing but grass, twigs & berries. They are shocked when my fabulous Matt & Natt bag and Cri de Couer boots are not leather. They totally ask me if my wine is “allowed”, or vegan (and I’m happy to briefly explain how some are & some aren’t). I still hear, “well, that’s fine for you, but I could never not eat meat, cheese, etc…” Gene’s respectful and tolerant answers are just what people need to hear, to easily understand and process that vegans are not hippie freaks, unhealthy, unrealistic, elitist and preachy. There are solid, logical alternatives and we need to think about the ethics around how humans treat animals. More Gene Baur, please!!