The Way We Eat

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jim Mason, Peter Singer

Narrated By: Rick Adamson

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: May 2006

Duration: 12 hours 35 minutes


Eating is about more than satisfying our hunger. It's also about the environment, social justice, personal development, and sustainable living. Many Americans already know this. We're eating less red meat and more organically produced foods, and most restaurants offer vegetarian options. But do we really know the truth about mechanized animal farming and slaughterhouses, herbicide and pesticide use, and labels that promise "Certified Humane"?

In this revolutionary look at food and the future of life on earth, Peter Singer and James Mason examine the diets of three typical families and track down the sources of their food to see how humanely it was produced. They identify six empowering ethical principles that conscientious consumers should consider when shopping for groceries or eating out. They name names—of companies that are voluntarily instituting more humane systems, and of those that continue to
offend. Recognizing that not all of us will become vegetarians, they explore ways to make the most ethical choices within the framework of a diet that includes some animal products. The bottom line is: You can be ethical without being fanatical, and here's how.


  • Sara Taylor

    One of the best books I have read on food production, choices and ethics. Should be mandatory reading for all that eat!

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