I really enjoyed the book. I was pretty familiar with a lot of research in regard to the downsides of industrial agriculture - ie. cruelty to animals, abhorrent working conditions, hormones and antibiotics in animals, etc - but I think he buttressed this research with personal accounts (from all aspects of farming) very well. I was also glad to see him challenge Pollan's advocacy in supporting sustainable and cruelty-free meat producers. Foer's point that 99% of the industry does not fall in to this category, making it near impossible for many people to eat as Pollan suggests is spot on. It is a shame that this type of information does not receive regular attention from the media and press.
Just started Eating Animals and I have to say it is hard to put down! This book is full of the information that people should be talking about he has a comical perspective at times poking fun at the ironys involved with the perspective of domesticated animals we eat and the ones we choose to call our friends and keep as pets. I wish more omnivores were reading this book it would help people think about where there meals come from. I grew up on a small farm so most of the information is not suprising to me but there is a definite disconect between most of the modern world and their meat.
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