Darling Farm: Shepherding Animals from Pasture to Plate
Can an intense connection to nature be a form of therapy? "Meals Ready to Eat" visits Darling Farm, owned by Former Army Ranger battalion member Jon Darling. This episode explores a veteran’s commitment to raising meat in a kind and ethical manner, all the way to an animal’s slaughter. It raises the question of ethics when it comes to food and humankind’s deep, sometimes disturbing, relationship to its ecosystem. Some say it was the training and experience learned in the military that led Darling to being one of the most thoughtful and humane farmers in South Carolina.