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Eating Animals

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

24 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

I'm halfway through this book and...

I already know I won't ever eat a chicken again. Now, I'm working on getting eggs out of my diet as well. Even if you think you've read and heard it all about how our factory farms operate, read this book anyway. You will learn something new. I've been an on again, o...
I already know I won't ever eat a chicken again. Now, I'm working on getting eggs out of my diet as well. Even if you think you've read and heard it all about how our factory farms operate, read this book anyway. You will learn something new. I've been an on again, off again vegetarian, (like the author) and after I'm finished with this book, it will be very hard to be even a casual meat eater. It may just turn me vegan! I also love the fact that he takes both sides of the argument by including letters from the people that work at factory farms, but really, I don't believe feeding the world has to destroy it. Americans eat too much meat, plain and simple. That's why we have a lot more disease and obesity in this country than anywhere else in the world. The Western diet is the most unhealthy, disease promoting diet on the planet, and yet people are so unwilling to change. Find out the facts and do what feels right to you. I think it's funny to live in a country where if you mention you don't eat meat, people get angry with you and wonder what your problem is. Now I know those people just feel guilty or feel like I'm quietly criticizing them.

We have to be conscious eaters or we will be unhealthy. Mr. Foer has done loads of research and all we have to do is read this book. Highly recommend this book!

posted by phishy73 on December 16, 2009

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Pretty Informative

Most of us have read, seen, or heard people talk about Food, Inc. This book is on the same wavelength. The author investigates farming factories to learn how animals are raised, processed, and packaged. What he uncovers is quite disturbing, sad, and disgusting, hence...
Most of us have read, seen, or heard people talk about Food, Inc. This book is on the same wavelength. The author investigates farming factories to learn how animals are raised, processed, and packaged. What he uncovers is quite disturbing, sad, and disgusting, hence my current vegetarian status. Everyone should learn about American factory farms, what's happening to these animals, and what our bodies have been allegedly absorbing, all starting in the late 80's, early 90's and increasingly worsening into the present day. The downside to this book is his memoir style of writing that looks into the food culture of his past and his values for his nutrition and his family's. I couldn't help but ask myself on many occasions, who cares? But, I guess it's good to see his motivation and passion. The bottom line is that the book presents practically inarguable facts that should be life changing, if you're willing to go there.

posted by Erica_Elle on January 13, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

    The same basis as all other vegetarians

    Over the years, as an avowed omnivore, I have heard many different variations of these arguments. This book simply re-iterated them, and had no other premises. While the writing and research were good, I don't think that this book, or any others like them, will ever force me to change my opinions to becoming a leaf-eater. I do enjoy veggies, but meat is an essential part of the human diet. And personally, if it's cheaper, I don't care where it came from.

    2 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    This book does not at all fit the description - almost the entir

    This book does not at all fit the description - almost the entire books discusses factory farming and slaughter practices. It only touches briefly on his life and childhood and his relationship with food. I would not recommend this if you ever want to eat meat again. I will likely not eat chicken or turkey again after this and while that is a personal choice and probably a good one, I wish I had come to the choice on my own and not out of pure disgust after reading this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2014

    Jonathan Safran Foe is a sellout and a clown. His contract with

    Jonathan Safran Foe is a sellout and a clown. His contract with Chipotle is hilariously ironic and his writing is overrated. 

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