Previously published as 10 Excellent Reasons to Think Twice About Meat. Where’s the beef? In the news, that’s where. More than ever, meat is making the headlines and “flexetarians”--people who eat meat but are concerned about how it is produced and its impact on human health and the environment--have emerged as a passionate and informed group. The facts are compelling: contamination cases are on the rise, obesity has become pandemic in the United States, and industrial livestock farming is the cause of 20 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. It’s no wonder that millions of people are thinking twice about meat.
An information-packed, lively, and informative little guide, Gristle tackles this historic shift in the American diet head-on. Multiplatinum musician Moby brings together ten of the country’s leading foodies, policy makers, food-business leaders, and food activists, who lay out how and why the oveconsumption of industrially produced meat unnecessarily harms agricultural workers, communities, the environment, and human health--as well as animals.
In the tradition of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Gristle combines hard-hitting facts with a light touch and includes fascinating charts and illustrations depicting the stark realities of America’s industrial food system.