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An information-packed, lively, and informative little guide, Gristle is the first stop for everyone who wants to make informed choices about the food they consume. Multi-platinum musician Moby brings together ten of the country’s leading foodies, policymakers, food-business leaders, and food activists, who lay out how and why the over-consumption of industrially produced m ...more
Paperback, First edition, 160 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by New Press (first published 2010)
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Sharron
This is a collection of essays presented by the musician Moby. While none of this information was new to me, it still reinforces my conviction to remain Vegan. It is a good basic book for those exploring why choosing a plant based diet is not only good for animals but for the planet. I would recomment this for anyone who is exploring issues such as animal welfare, veganism for ethical and health reasons, environmentalism. Each chapter is written by different exports in these fields such as Franc ...more
ChaCha Ala Mode
I am still in the midst of reading this one. It is a collection of Essays deemed at deterring you from consuming meat and animal products. My copy is signed by both Moby and the the girl that he collaborated with. If you are a food junkie like me, none of this information is new, yet I find it refreshing that Lauren Bush, of the GW Bush twins wrote an essay for this compilation. I find it refreshing to see a conservative family spawn off an activist against many of the things they value. I recom ...more
Stephanie
Why yes, I did just read a book edited by Moby. This book probably preaches to the choir on the various reasons why CAFOs are bad, but it was interesting to see who popped up in quotes and snippets.
Eugene Vibar
The book that started my active path toward vegetarianism. I needed something without fluff, just cold hard facts, and this book provided that in spades. It's loaded with tons of eye-opening statistics (and diagrams aplenty) and so many arguments as to why our current meat industry (and how we feed it) is bad in so many ways: for our health through ingesting pesticides and antibiotics, through tons of manure leaking into our drinking water, nitrogen-saturated water suffocating our ecosystems, an ...more
Lauri
This book is very small and very basic. As a seasoned vegan, I can't say that I learned much that was new. However, this would be a great book to give to someone who is unaware of ethical issues and consequences of eating animals. It is nice to have a book that succinctly makes all of the arguments in one place, so that if you need to have a debate you can go to one book, flip just a few pages, and find the point you're looking for.
Thomas
Saw this at Dollar Tree one day, so I checked it out at the library. It basically felt like a Cliff's Notes version of material by other food authors like Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Dr. Vandana Shiva, et cetera. Still, it's a really quick read with good information (albeit repetitive at times). The last essay on human hunger was particularly my favorite. Definitely worth a gander, especially if it's only a dollar.
Frances
A small book of essays. Trains were terrible enough yesterday that I read the entire thing while on the subway to and from Queens from Brooklyn.

A good, concise summary of issues raised in many other places. Yet another nudge in the direction of veganism.
Coen Vazquez
This is the first book I read on veganism after my hiatus from being vegan. I'm back to trying to keep to the lifestyle and really helped to refresh me on why it's so important to me to be vegan. My favorite line is: "Death is unavoidable, but suffering is avoidable."
Kay
This book is good for quick information, but you can't really engross yourself in it. The choppy nature of the essays makes it a reference guide, not a spirited call-to-arms like EATING ANIMALS. I'll give them points for the cute cover, though.
Rachael
If you're interested in a quick introduction to some of the problems with our current system of animal food production, this slim volume contains bite-sized essays covering all the major topics.
Eugene
Really an eye opening experience for me. You don't just hear from vegetarians, you here from many different types of people who know something is afoot in food production.
deda mika
It was alright. It's good for a quick read or to introduce someone to this info.
Victor Chininin
A series of essays addressing different perspectives on our current food situation.
Amy
Hard to stomach at times (no pun intended) but a very good read!
Olivia
Highly recommend this book - Quick read and great information!
Kip
Great... Now I'm thinking about becoming a vegan... That'll suck...
Rachel
Aug 08, 2011 Rachel marked it as need-to-finish
Can't wait to read this! My copy is set to arrive next week.
Lise Dumont
Everyone who eats meat or meat products should read this.
Tom
Should be required reading for anyone that owns a fork.
Jose
reading this one. very good. concise, good information.
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Eye-opening. Everyone should read this book.
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Richard Melville Hall, better known by his stage name Moby, is an American DJ, singer-songwriter, and musician.

He sings and plays keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drums. Moby became a successful artist on the ambient electronica scene, and achieved eight top 40 singles in the UK during the 1990s. In 1999 he released the album Play, a mix of melancholic chill-out, ambient music, and upbeat electro
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