Jonathan Safran Foer and Farm Forward CEO Aaron Gross begin collaborating on the book that will become Eating Animals. Published in 2009, the New York Times bestseller is reviewed in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and The Guardian, selling more than 500,000 copies worldwide. In 2018, the documentary film Eating Animals—inspired by the book and narrated by Natalie Portman—is released to widespread acclaim. Farm Forward put in hundreds of hours to make the film possible, introduced the film’s director to farmers and activists, assisted with fundraising, contributed to the research and writing, and provided direct financial support in the form of a loan. The documentary is now available for streaming, and both the book and the film continue to be important cultural touchstones. Eating Animals plays a key role in our annual Virtual Visit program, which has brought Jonathan Safran Foer and other speakers into the classrooms of more than twenty thousand high school and college students since 2012.