Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice about the Meat We Eat)

Moby, Editor, Miyun Park, Editor New Press $14.95 (140p) ISBN 978-1-59558-191-4
Musician, vegan and social activist Moby presents a collection of compelling, well-researched essays that illuminate and enhance the dialogue on food consumption in America most recently carried forth by Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Delimma and the documentary film Food, Inc. Brief but clear essays cover a range of angles: Canadian marathon champion Brendan Brazier, creator of a line of whole-food nutritional products, explores the impact of meat and dairy consumption on health; labor activists Christine Chavez and Julie Chavez Rodriquez account for workers' conditions; Moby's co-editor Park, executive director of animal rights group Global Animal Partnership, provides a rousing, personable call-to-action epilogue. Measuring the actual cost of ""industrialized farmed animal production and meat, egg, and milk consumption,"" contributors pursue their agenda using studies and reports as well as insightful quotes from livestock producers, legislators, and others interested in shining light on the world of agribusiness, whose worst offenders-against public health and safety, ecological stability, and animal welfare-are right to fear the outrage of an increasingly-informed public.
Reviewed on: 03/01/2010
Release date: 03/01/2010
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