Synopses & Reviews
More people than ever before are paying attention to the food they buy and eat: where it comes from, how it's produced, and whether or not it was raised humanely. Singer and Mason examine the diets of three typical families to explore the impact our food choices have on the future of life on earth. They also identify six empowering ethical principles that conscientious consumers should consider when shopping for groceries or eating out. Speaking to the mainstream, their advice reflects this principle: "You can be ethical without being fanatical."
A thought-provoking look at how what we eat profoundly effects all living things and the environment--and how we can make healthful, more humane food choices.
About the Author
PETER SINGER is one of the highest-profile writers on ethics today, regularly drawing fire for his views on such hot-button issues as abortion, animal rights, euthanasia, and war. The New Yorker says he "may be the most controversial philosopher alive; he is certainly among the most influential." Born in Australia, he has taught at Princeton University since 1999, and lives in New York.RICK ADAMSON's voiceover credits include industrials and commercials for radio, television, and audiobook recordings, including The Secret and Younger Next Year.JIM MASON is an author, speaker, journalist, environmentalist, and attorney. He is best known for his 1980 book, Animal Factories, his first collaboration with author and activist Peter Singer. He lives in Exmore, Virginia.