Ethical Eating

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Penguin UK, Sep 1, 2008 - Social Science - 260 pages
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A timely and powerful investigation of the food choices we make every day. These days most people want to live as lightly as possible on our precious planet. What we choose to eat is a very basic decision, yet it has huge implications - for the sustainability of species, for the quality of the environment, for both human and animal rights and for the world's climate. And when we take the time to scrutinise what we put on our table and where it comes from, it becomes clear that all is not right in the world of 'conventional' food production. Ethical Eating explores the ethical and environmental implications of the food choices we make, looking at the issues from a uniquely Australian perspective. Angela Crocombe examines the pros and cons of modern-day farming methods, and of the highly processed 'pseudo-foods' now so prevalent in our society, and considers alternatives that use more natural and humane systems of production. Thoroughly researched and thoroughly convincing, Ethical Eating should be required reading for every household. If each of us acts on just some of its recommendations, we will live better and also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing our food choices haven't cost the earth.

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The Issues
Organic Biodynamic Farming
Fruit Vegetables
Chicken Eggs
Ethical Eating Movements
Genetically Modified Foods
Processed Foods Marketing Irradiation

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Angela Crocombe is the author of A Lighter Footprint: A Practical Guide to Minimising Your Impact on the Planet, published in 2007. She has written numerous educational books for primary school students, including a series on farming in Australia and two books on the environment: Climate Change and Water. Angela stopped eating red meat when she was 16 years old, quit chicken two years later, and is currently a vegetarian. She is passionate about pursuing an ethical, sustainable lifestyle, and providing others with the information they need to make ethi­cal choices in their own lives.

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