The Face On Your Plate

The Face On Your Plate

The Truth About Food

Book - 2009
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This revelatory work brings together author Masson's intellectual, psychological, and emotional expertise over the last twenty years into the pivotal book of the food revolution. Masson shows how food affects our moral selves, our health, and the environment. He raises questions to make us conscious of the decisions behind every bite we take: What effect does eating animals have on our land, waters, even global warming? What are the results of farming practices--such as debeaking chickens and separating calves from their mothers--on animals and humans? How does the health of animals affect the health of our planet and our bodies? And uniquely, as a psychoanalyst, Masson investigates how denial keeps us from recognizing the animal at the end of our fork--think pig, not bacon--and how each culture distinguishes which animals are food and which are forbidden.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393065954
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 22 cm.


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Sandelle Morgan
May 28, 2009

This is a wonderful book that is focused on the health and well being of people and animals. Heavily researched and end noted but written in easy to understand prose. Debunks popular myths and assumptions surrounding food and provides solutions and answers as to how to live healthfully without cruelty.

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