Where Cows Are Happy and Food Is Healthy

The Op-Ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof recently visited the dairy of his childhood friend Bob Bansen, who has names for every cow in his herd and treats “his girls” like co-workers. Bob says, "if a cow is at her maximum health and maximum contentedness, she's profitable. I don't manage my farm so much from a

The Op-Ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof recently visited the dairy of his childhood friend Bob Bansen, who has names for every cow in his herd and treats “his girls” like co-workers. Bob says, "if a cow is at her maximum health and maximum contentedness, she's profitable. I don't manage my farm so much from a fiscal standpoint as from a cow standpoint, because I know that if I take care of those cows, the bottom line will take care of itself." An interesting point of view, considering the concern about the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals and the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

The New York Times, 9/9/2012

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