I have always found the subject of what people eat and why they eat it very interesting. I’ve had a little weekly food meme for more than two years now and besides meeting some really nice folks it’s served as a reminder that different people like different foods. I think it’s interesting to hear about people’s food choices and preferences. A book being released next month called Eating Animals addresses the author’s (and society’s) views on eating meat.
Category : Social Science
Publish Date: 11/o2/2009
From the publisher – Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child’s behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency. His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong.
Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits-from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth-and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting. Marked by Foer’s profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity, as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, widely loved, Eating Animals is a celebration and a reckoning, a story about the stories we’ve told-and the stories we now need to tell.
You can learn more about Jonathan Safran Foer on his website – The Project Museum.
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