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The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter Paperback – March 6, 2007
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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
About 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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Singer's device of using three families with three differing approaches (Standard American Diet; conscientious Omnivores, and The Vegans) was useful in illustrating a continuum of choices and awareness but also in illustrating the challenges of each, and the difficulties we have in making wise, informed food choices. The power of Singer's book is in the way he presents the complexity of decision making (for example - buy local but if their food practices are unethical, is it wise to buy local?!) - these are not two dimensional easy choices, even when trying to pull the thread - it can be difficult to ascertain practices of food producers, and then there's the practical - at the end of a long work day, I just want to get supper on the table.
While reading I felt as though Singer was trying to present information in a conversational way to get me to thinking, to raise awareness - the balance between information, questions, and sympathy with the challenges of ethical decision making when we perhaps don't have all the facts, it's not black and white, etc. was really helpful in being able to digest and consider the material (i.e., I didn't feel preached at and like a loser because I don't always know or consider...smile).
The section labeled Where to Find Ethical Food included good URLs and additional reading on a variety of topics.
This book blends philosophical arguments, thoroughly researched evidence, and hands on experience to provide excellent insight into these questions.
A well-written read from Singer. I highly recommend.