Way We Eat Why Our Food Choices Matter
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Description: A thought-provoking look at how what we eat profoundly affects all living things—and how we can make more ethical food choices nbsp; Five Principles for Making Conscientious Food Choices 1. Transparency: We have the right to know how our food is produced. 2. Fairness: Producing food should not impose costs on others. 3. Humanity: Inflicting unnecessary suffering on animals is wrong. 4. Social Responsibility: Workers are entitled to decent wages and working conditions. 5. Needs: Preserving life and health justifies more than other desires. Peter Singer, the groundbreaking ethicist who "may be the most controversial philosopher alive" (The New Yorker), now sets his critical sights on the food we buy and eat: where it comes from, how it’s produced, and whether it was raised humanely. Teaming up once again with attorney Jim Mason, his coauthor on the acclaimed Animal Factories, Singer explores the impact our food choices have on humans, animals, and the environment. In The Way We Eat, Singer and Mason examine the eating habits of three American families with very different diets. They track down the sources of each family’s food to probe the ethical issues involved in its production and marketing. What kinds of meat are most humane to eat? Is "organic" always better? Wild fish or farmed? Recognizing that not all of us will become vegetarians, Singer and Mason offer ways to make the best food choices. As they point out: "You can be ethical without being fanatical."
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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/2/2006
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University.
|Introduction: Food and Ethics|
|Eating the Standard American Diet|
|Jake and Lee|
|The Hidden Cost of Cheap Chicken|
|Behind the Label: "Animal Care Certified" Eggs|
|Meat and Milk Factories|
|Can Bigger Get Better?|
|The Conscientious Omnivores|
|Jim and Mary Ann|
|Behind the Label: Niman Ranch Bacon|
|Behind the Label: "Organic" and "Certified Humane" Eggs|
|Trade, Fair Trade, and Workers' Rights|
|Eating Out and Eating In, Ethically|
|JoAnn and Joe|
|Is It Unethical to Raise Children Vegan?|
|Are Vegans Better for the Environment?|
|The Ethics of Eating Meat|
|What Should We Eat?|
|Where to Find Ethical Food|
|Where to Find Information|