The Way We Eat
Why Our Food Choices Matter
Singer, Peter; Mason, Jim
Year Published: 2006
Pages: 288pp Price: $25.95 ISBN: 978-1579548896
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX11747
The authors make a case for how people's everyday food choices affect others' lives.
Abstract: Grocery stores with hanger-sized aisles, fluorescent lights, blemish-free foods gassed to perfection, uniform eggs, marbled T-bones and vats of dairy products.... food shopping in the modern world. The Way We Eat asks readers to re-think the way in which they shop by taking us behind the scenes of the food production industry. By following three families and looking at their shopping habits and what they eat they probe some of the ethical issues regarding food production: factory-farm practices vis a vis chicken, egg, pork dairy products and beef; supporting eating locally and shopping organically; meat-eating versus organic meat-eating versus veganism. They analyse the imput costs, the externalities and the impact on biodiversity.