Peter Singer, the groundbreaking ethicist whom The New Yorker calls the most influential philosopher alive teams up again with Jim Mason, his coauthor on the acclaimed Animal Factories, to set their critical sights on the food we buy and eat: where it comes from, how it is produced, and whether it was raised humanely.
The Ethics of What We Eat explores the impact our food choices have on humans, animals, and the environment. Recognizing that not all of us will become vegetarians, Singer and Mason offer ways to make healthful, humane food choices. As they point out: You can be ethical without being fanatical.
About the Author
PETER SINGER, is author of Animal Liberation and coauthor of Animal Factories, is one of the highest-profile writers on ethics today, regularly drawing fire for his views on such hot-button issues as abortion, euthanasia, war, and animal rights. Born in Australia, he has taught at Princeton University since 1999 and lives in New York.
JIM MASON is the author of An Unnatural Order and the coauthor of Animal Factories. He is also an attorney and the fifth generation of a Missouri farming family. He lives on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
“An absolutely indispensable book for anyone who thinks about what they eat ... I cannot recommend it highly enough.” —Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep and Raising the Peaceable Kingdom
“. . . vital, urgent, and disturbing.” —Dorothy Kalins, New York Times
“. . . clear and persuasive.” —Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
“A no-holds-barred treatise on ethical consumption.” —Publishers Weekly