Fasting for a day has a way of focusing the mind. As my day continued I found myself considering the recent shanda/shame of the Agriprocessors kosher meat plant in Postville Iowa.
I have read much about Iowa situation, illegal immigrants, deplorable working conditions, child labor and other crimes.
I had been a vegetarian for many years. Due to causes and conditions, health,life style etc, I have return to eating meat over the past few years. The Postville situation makes me reconsider the larger implications of what I place on my plate.
I have been somewhat buoyed by the conservative ( I practice as a Conservative) attempts at addressing such dilemmas in the world of Kashrut, yet I am not sure if this is enough.
read a recent Houston Chronicle take on the story:
or the Desmoines Register's latest offering: