A bold yet realistic vision of how technology and social change are creating a food system in which we no longer use animals to produce meat, dairy, or eggs.Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma and Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals brought widespread attention to the disturbing realities of factory farming. The End of Animal Farming pushes this conversation forward by outlining a strategic roadmap to a humane, ethical, and efficient food system in which slaughterhouses are obsoletewhere the tastes of even the most die-hard meat eater are satisfied by innovative food technologies like cultured meats and plant-based protein. Social scientist and animal advocate Jacy Reese analyzes the social forces leading us toward the downfall of animal agriculture, the technology making this change possible for the meat-hungry public, and the activism driving consumer demand for plant-based and cultured foods.Reese contextualizes the issue of factory farmingthe inhumane system of industrial far...
|Title||:||The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
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The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System Reviews
This book was great and so helpful. I've been vegetarian since 2010, and I've gone through periods of feeling frustrated and hopeless about how to make real progress in the field of animal welfare. I'm burned out on reading about the problems with our food system and eating meat, and it's not as easy to find high-quality content on what can be done realistically to address these systemic issues. Even if you eat meat, I think we can all agree that factory farming is truly horrific psycho shit, bu ...more
First off, I'd like to say that I won this book through a Goodreads Giveaway contest! I am really glad that I was one of the lucky winners too, because honestly, although I would've definitely read this book if it was free, I know I wouldn't spend 30$ to read it...especially when I could get the same information online.
HOWEVER....I did win it, which is AWESOME, because Jacy Reese put all the information together in such a neat and organized way, which you wouldn't have, had you found it online ...more
I can't recommend this book enough for anyone who views themselves as open-minded, or anyone interested in our modern food system, environment and social justice, or new technologies.
Throughout the book, the author presents a logical and well-structured case for replacing conventional animal farming with non-animal alternatives. It is a compelling and thoughtful look into a rapidly changing and often overlooked area of society, diving headfirst into a new world of animal ethics, food technology, ...more
A must-read for anyone interested in the most recent developments and discussions on how we can bring about a world free of animal products. Sober and well-researched.
I think this book offers a good intro into what the clean meat/animal-free movement is all about. It is not too heavy handed and gives a lot of background. Even though I am not a vegetarian, the book/author never pushed me away. I came away with a new understanding and appreciation of animal-free food
This is not your average vegan book. Despite the moral urgency of the issue of animal farming, Reese is thoughtful and reflective, not preachy. A fascinating book on the history and science of the animal welfare movement, with clear ideas for advocates and ordinary people to help end animal exploitation.
I won this book in the giveaway! I am very impressed by Jacy Reese. I feel that this book provides strong sources and is much less biased than articles and other research I have read on this topic.