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From the bestselling author of the essential new 2019 book on animal agriculture and climate crisis: We are the Weather
Discover Jonathan Safran Foer's eye-opening and life-changing account of the meat we eat
'Should be compulsory reading. A genuine masterwork. Read this book. It will change you' Time Out
'Shocking, incandescent, brilliant' The Times
'Everyone who eats flesh should read this book' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
'Universally compelling. Jonathan Safran Foer's book changed me' Natalie Portman
'Gripping [and] original. A brilliant synthesis of argument, science and storytelling. One of the finest books ever written on the subject of eating animals' Times Literary Supplement
'Horrifying, eloquent, timely' Spectator
'If you eat meat and fish, you should read this book. Even if you don't, you should. It might bring the beginning of a change of heart about all living things' Joanna Lumley
Eating Animals is the most original and urgent book on the subject of food written this century. It will change the way you think, and change the way you eat. For good.
Whether you're flirting with veganuary, trying to cut back on animal consumption, or a lifelong meat-eater, you need to read this book.
The latest from novelist Foer is a surprising but characteristically brilliant memoir-investigation, boasting an exhaustively-argued account of one man-child's decade-long struggle with vegetarianism. On the eve of becoming a father, Foer takes all the arguments for and against vegetarianism a neurotic step beyond and, to decide how to feed his coming baby, investigates everything from the intelligence level of our most popular meat providers-cattle, pigs, and poultry-to the specious self-justifications (his own included) for eating some meat products and not others. Foer offers a lighthearted counterpoint to his investigation in doting portraits of his loving grandmother, and her meat-and-potatoes comfort food, leaving him to wrestle with the comparative weight of food's socio-cultural significance and its economic-moral-political meaning. Without pulling any punches-factory farming is given the full expose treatment-Foer combines an array of facts, astutely-written anecdotes, and his furious, inward-spinning energy to make a personal, highly entertaining take on an increasingly visible (and book-selling) moral question; call it, perhaps, An Omnivore's Dilemma.
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This book provides crucial informations about what should be the most important thing to know, our food. I always wonder how people can be not only reluctant but strongly rejectful about this matter: it's like everybody knows something's going on, but they don't want the party to stop.
Well the party would not stop, it would simply make us able to survive the buffet.
Read this, it's well written, it can't shock you with strong imagery as usually documentaries do, but it will give you a lot of facts you might not know, or tried to avoid all this time.
You need to know what you eat, and there's more behind the label.
Aren't you even a little curious? Aren't you human?
And that's not a term I use lightly. Foer explains the ways in which vast majority of meat that sits on our table is produced. At the very least this will put you off eating meat, hopefully it will make it very much a moral question for you. The crux of the book really is awareness. If you eat meat and wish to continue to do so, stop whatever you're doing and read this now.
Whilst the book itself can be a thought read for its content, it is incredibly well written and easy to follow. I couldn't recommend this enough.