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The Way We Eat by Peter Singer
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Jan 26, 2012

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The Way We Eat is disturbing. And sort of hopeless. It tells us that virtually anything that we eat nowadays is contaminated by cruelty; bad working conditions (slavery); injustice; greed; and social imbalance. It says that there is a tiny hope for a solution if we start to consciously decide what to buy and where. It is very altruistic; but when one strips out all the things that harm the environment; or have a poor family starving to death; or a cruel animal death behind; there is virtually nothing left to eat. What are we supposed to do? We too are supposed to starve to death? The book says: no; you just do not buy food because it is cheap. Please buy food that you can make sure that it comes from a socially healthy environment. When the readers answer well; the food then will be too expensive; the amazing answer is: do you really need to eat as much as you do now? Aren't you overweighed to begin with? Go ahead and buy conscious food; less food but more quality. It is better for your health and for the planet. I am not sure if that many readers will listen to this very truthful argument.

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