ISBN : 9780199391844
Publisher : Oxford University Press; (October 2014)
This book should be given as a compulsory reading at university in
all science related subjects.
Silvia Agostini, educator
This is a most important book concerning our meal plans and how our choices have a devastating impact on many different ecosystems.
Marc Bekoff, renown author, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Eating Earth pulls together facts and data that feminists, critical animal studies, and sustainability scholars have all cited but have never been able to reference easily, collected in one single publication.
Dr. Greta Gaard, author of Critical Ecofeminism
Eating Earth offers a concise examination of the environmental effects of dietary choice, clearly presenting the many reasons why dietary choice ought to be front and center for environmentalists.
… combines moral discussion with scientific analysis and historical perspective as she examines the problems of our food system and how to solve them.
Food Ethics Made Easy
Eating Earth examines the environmental effects of animal agriculture, fishing, and hunting, in order to determine whether or not sincere and informed environmentalists can legitimately be omnivorous, or in light of the evidence, must choose to be vegan. This concise, complete, and fact-filled book provides 44 summary slides and 34 graphs and diagrams that underscore and clarify key ideas, simplifying this book’s wealth of scientific and mathematical data. The narrative of Eating Earth is clear and straight-forward, with a healthy dose of wry humor despite the weighty subjects of deforestation, freshwater loss, dead zones, species extinction, and climate change.
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— Introduction to Eating Earth
Food choices are the number one determinant of an individual’s environmental footprint.
WHEN I WAS in my twenties on a Watson Fellowship that took me to the Tibetan Plateau, I met an Irishman at a low-end restaurant. We had din- ner together. Though each of us had met many other people in our travels, there was something magnetic about our connection—I refer to the nega- tive ends of a magnet. We disagreed about pretty much everything. At the time, I would best have been described as a budding philosopher, ethi- cist, atheist, feminist, and animal liberationist; he was a scientist, math- ematician, born-again Christian, and environmentalist. Ideologically we had almost nothing in common, but since we had both been traveling for months with little opportunity to speak English (and even less to engage in meaningful discussions) we spent our days together . . . and argued almost perpetually . . . Read more
In our day-to-day lives we often act without thinking, behave without thoughtful intent, and live without conviction. This is nowhere more evident than in our eating habits.