Unfortunately, bad has become normal in terms of how we eat and how we produce food. Our health, our planet, and other animals suffer by our harmful and illogical habit of consuming meat, milk and eggs.
Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals is a triple marvel: the research is serious and far reaching, the writing clear, clever, accessible and in a few instances graphically ingenious, and the cause is genuinely important.
It's on the evening news and in newspapers all the time. Not a day goes by that someone isn't talking about health, how to eat, what to do about obesity, heart disease and diabetes and our food supply.
Foer's taken a three-year respite from writing fiction to probe the question of whether we should eat animals -- with this research and writing task triggered by his meditation on what to feed his first child.