Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer
The author approached this subject with candor, facts and from different viewpoints. I was amazed, surprised and disgusted at how greed has wreaked our environment, animals and people. My family eats meat and seems to be afraid to read this book or think about how eating meat supports factory farming. People are defensive about eating meat and say there are two sides to every story. Somehow, it has been planted in peoples brains that vegans and vegetarians do not get enough protein! I think that people eat irresponsibly and without much thought. This is one more area where they don't feel they can effect a change. I was a vegetarian and after reading this book, I gave up dairy and eat no animal products at all. People ask is it hard? No, for me it is an easy choice and not difficult to live with. I think if more people knew what was in their food and where it came from, factory farming would be gone. If my family chooses to eat meat, then the most responsible thing I can do is find a family farmer to get their food from. (I served my husband Gardein 'chicken' and he did not know the difference). If you are thinking of going meatless, look into Tal Ronnen's cookbooks.