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Written in a clear and accessible style, Meatonomics provides vital insight into how the economics of animal food production influence our spending, eating, health, prosperity, and longevity. Meatonomics is the first audiobook to add up the huge "externalized" costs that the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the environment, and it finds these costs total about $414 billion yearly. With yearly retail sales of around $250 billion, that means that for every $1 of product they sell, meat and dairy producers impose almost $2 in hidden costs on the rest of us. But if producers were forced to internalize these costs, a $4 Big Mac would cost about $11.
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By Pranav on 10-12-16
Best and complete account of animal agriculture in USA
This book shows all aspects of how the USA economy has unfortunately taken the turn for the worst by being so dependent on an extremely cruel yet unnecessary industry. I was thoroughly impressed to know how easy it will be to correct the wrongs if there's political willpower and public desire to learn and respect the truth. I never thought I would enjoy a book on economics this much. Thanks to the author and narrator for such wonderful gift to the world.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By DIY manAmazon Customer on 02-14-16
this book has a lot of good information. it covered many interesting facets of the meat and fish industry too. not just economics but cruelty, environmental, and health reasons we should quit eating meat. a very informational and entertaining book.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful