Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Way We Eat

The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter

By Peter Singer and Jim Mason

Singer and Mason have written an extremely compelling read on the foods we eat and the impact these choices have on our planet.  They take three typical American families - one meat and potatoes, one “compassionate” meat eaters, and one vegan – and follow their food choices back to their sources.  Don’t be fooled by the choices, they find out much more than what you’d expect, and what may seem like the best choice on the surface isn’t always the case once you look a little deeper.  Be forewarned though, this book investigates factory farming and some of the reading is not for the faint of heart.  Having said that, it is a compelling and eye opening read that will leave you thinking quite differently about the food chain and your place within it.

Available at Amazon.com and your local library.

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