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The Ethics of What We Eat by Peter Singer
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Mar 14, 2010

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In this book Singer and Mason examine the origins of the foods composing the diets of three different American families: one that buys its groceries from Walmart and eats a lot of fast food, another that shops at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's but occasionally eats less healthily, and a vegan family whose primary concern in life is eating in a healthy and sustainable manner. Most of the book is taken up with descriptions of factory and smaller farms, different growing practices, and the requirements of organic, fair-trade, etc. certifications, as well as with interviews with those working in these different domains of intensive food production. The final few chapters present Singer's and Mason's considered views on the ethicality of choosing different foods and are more philosophically-motivated. I enjoyed these pages the most.

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