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

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

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by Peter Singer
 

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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

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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:
9781605296074
Publisher:
Rodale
Publication date:
03/20/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
570,349
File size:
889 KB

Meet the Author

PETER SINGER, is author of Animal Liberation and coauthor of Animal Factories, is one of the highest-profile writers on ethics today, regularly drawing fire for his views on such hot-button issues as abortion, euthanasia, war, and animal rights. Born in Australia, he has taught at Princeton University since 1999 and lives in New York.

JIM MASON is the author of An Unnatural Order and the coauthor of Animal Factories. He is also an attorney and the fifth generation of a Missouri farming family. He lives on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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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.