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Book Title: The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter|
Date of issue: November 20th 2012
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The author of the book: Peter Singer
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Read full description of the books The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter:How much do we really know about the food we eat? We routinely pick up neatly packaged cuts of meat, cartons of milk, eggs, and other goods at the grocery store, giving little thought to their origins. Little do we know that a dark world of unclean, unethical, and often horrifying production lurks beneath the pristine appearance of our store-bought food. Actions that we would never knowingly support are being driven by our consumer dollars.
Peter Singer, our most probing ethicist, and Jim Mason, an environmentally conscious writer and attorney, reveal this underworld. They undertake an at turns shocking, illuminating, and darkly humorous journey, unearthing secrets that food producers would rather keep buried. Beginning their adventure at the dinner tables of three typical families with differing tastes and grocery shopping habits, they trace the origins of each family’s food and use their findings to discuss how we might put more ethics into our shopping carts.
Pairing this exposé with well-thought-out sections on the pros and cons of buying local, or products labeled “fair trade,” the complex dynamics of sustainability, the controversy over genetically modified organisms, the ethics of obesity, and the health implications of raising children vegan, The Ethics of What We Eat provides a thought-provoking and edifying read that won’t soon be forgotten.
Read information about the authorPeter Albert David Singer is an Australian philosopher. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and laureate professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), University of Melbourne. He specializes in applied ethics, approaching ethical issues from a secular preference utilitarian perspective.
He has served, on two occasions, as chair of philosophy at Monash University, where he founded its Centre for Human Bioethics. In 1996, he ran unsuccessfully as a Green candidate for the Australian Senate. In 2004, he was recognized as the Australian Humanist of the Year by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies.
Outside academic circles, Singer is best known for his book Animal Liberation, widely regarded as the touchstone of the animal liberation movement. Not all members of the animal liberation movement share this view, and Singer himself has said the media overstates his status. His views on that and other issues in bioethics have attracted attention and a degree of controversy.
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