The Way We Eat

  • by Peter Singer, Jim Mason
  • Narrated by Rick Adamson
  • 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

"A no-holds-barred treatise on ethical consumption, this is an important read for those concerned with the long, frightening trip between farm and plate." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Very good

I like Singer a lot as his Animal Liberation book is excellent and this book is no different. Every meat eater, should listen!
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- steve

I'm Glad I'm A Vegetarian!

I've been a vegetarian for over 20 years and one of the main reasons that I became vegetarian was because of reading some of Peter Singer's previous books. This book like many of his books and writings is not for the faint of heart but for those who really seek to understand more about our food and food choices and how we can make a difference.

I only wish that this information was more widely available and accepted by our general public. I am fully and firmly committed to continue making the difference anyway I can. Besides, vegetarians are sexy!
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2006
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books