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Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter
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Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter

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by Peter Singer, Jim Mason
 

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Peter Singer, the groundbreaking ethicist whom The New Yorker calls the most influential philosopher alive teams up again with Jim Mason, his coauthor on the acclaimed Animal Factories, to set their critical sights on the food we buy and eat: where it comes from, how it is produced, and whether it was raised humanely.

The Ethics of What We Eat explores the

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Peter Singer, the groundbreaking ethicist whom The New Yorker calls the most influential philosopher alive teams up again with Jim Mason, his coauthor on the acclaimed Animal Factories, to set their critical sights on the food we buy and eat: where it comes from, how it is produced, and whether it was raised humanely.

The Ethics of What We Eat explores the impact our food choices have on humans, animals, and the environment. Recognizing that not all of us will become vegetarians, Singer and Mason offer ways to make healthful, humane food choices. As they point out: You can be ethical without being fanatical.

Editorial Reviews

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“An absolutely indispensable book for anyone who thinks about what they eat ... I cannot recommend it highly enough.” —Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep and Raising the Peaceable Kingdom

“. . . vital, urgent, and disturbing.” —Dorothy Kalins, New York Times

“. . . clear and persuasive.” —Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

“A no-holds-barred treatise on ethical consumption.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594866876
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
271,482
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Singer, the renowned philosopher and bioethicist, is the author of Animal Liberation, the classic work that helped launch the modern Animal Rights movement. He teaches at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

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4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
pinkb More than 1 year ago
I had to read this for an environmental ethics class. I was worried at first about reading it since I do not necessarily agree with Peter Singer's ethical code. However, I found this book a very good and easy read. It presented information in a very straightforward way. Overall, I found the information to be accurate. I would read this book again on my own.
FrostyHarwood More than 1 year ago
The Ethics of What We Eat follows three families as they make their usual food choices, showing where the food comes from, how the food affects the family, and how those food choices affect the world! The book follows a typical bargain shopper, an organic shopper, and a vegan shopper. Find out where your food comes from and why it is important to be informed!
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Outstanding insight into the multtude issues surrounding our food choices.
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I enjoyed this book. It has a lot of good information from good sources. It was a little repetative at times though. However, other times they would refer to a person that they introduced earlier and our memories would not be refreshed on exactly who the people were. Overall, I definatly recommend this book for all meat eaters and non meaters alike.