Author: Moby, Miyun Park
Translator: Gyu-jin Ham
216 pages | 223*152mm
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About This Book
An information-packed, lively, and informative little guide, Gristle is the first stop for everyone who wants to make informed choices about the food they consume. Multi-platinum musician Moby brings together ten of the country’s leading foodies, policymakers, food-business leaders, and food activists, who lay out how and why the over-consumption of industrially produced meat unnecessarily harms agricultural workers, communities, the environment, and human health—as well as animals.
Contributors include Moby, Brendan Brazier, Lauren Bush, John Mackey, Wayne Pacelle, Gowri Koneswaran and Meredith Niles, Sara Kubersky and Tom O’Hagan, Christine Chavez and Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Paul and Phyllis Willis, Michael Greger, M.D., Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé, and Miyun Park (detaild bios below).
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.
From the Publisher
An irresistible guide to the meat you eat by the world's most fun and famous vegan.
Nothingwill benefit human health and increase thechances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.—Albert Einstein
Where's the beef? In the news, that's where. More than everbefore,meat is making headlines. Contamination cases are on the rise, obesity has become pandemic,and industrial livestock farmingis the cause of 20 percent of all greenhouse emissions. It's no wonder that vegetarianism has moved from the fringes to the mainstream as evidence accumulatesin favor of the many benefits of meatlessness.
But 10 Excellent Reasons to Think Twice About Meat is not just for vegetarians, it's for everyone who wants to make informed choicesabout the food they consume. Multi-platinum musician Moby, oneof the world's most famous vegans, brings together ten of the country'sleading foodies, doctors, policy makers, business leaders, and activists to create a smart, concise guide to what you should know before you eat meat. Combining hard-hitting facts with a light touch,each chapter is studded with quotes fromfamousvegetarians, fun facts, and other irresistible food for thought.
For the millions of Americans who are questioning the meat in theirdiets, this is thefun, accessible guide to setting down the sirloin and reaching for thetofu.
"An information-packed, lively, and informative little guide, Gristle is for the growing number of people - from meat-eaters to vegetarians - who are thinking twice about the perils of our system of animal processing and factory farms." "Musician Moby and leading food policy activist and expert Miyun Park have brought together ten of the country's leading voices on this issue - including foodies, policy makers, food business leaders. and food activists - who together eloquently layout how and why the overconsumption of industrially produced meat unnecessarily harms agricultural workers, communities, the environment, and human health, as well as animals." Combining hard-hitting facts with a light touch - and with charts and illustrations depicting the stark realities of America's industrial food system - Gristle is the first stop for everyone who wants to make informed choices about the food they consume.
Moby, one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and commercially successful musicians, has been making music since he was 9 years old. He started out playing classical guitar and then went on to play with seminal Connecticut hardcore punk group The Vatican Commandoes when he was 13 before dj’ing after leaving college and becoming a fixture in the late 80s New York house and hip-hop scenes. Moby released his first single in 1991 (listed as one of Rolling Stone’s best records of all time) and has been making albums ever since. Known for his political and social activism, he has been a vegan for more than fifteen years. Moby lives in New York City.
Miyun Park is the executive director of Global Animal Partnership. Previously she served as Vice President, Farm Animal Welfare, for the Humane Society of the United States and its global affiliate, Humane Society International (www.humanesociety.org). She has helped to bring greater interest in and policy changes for the well-being of animals raised for meat, eggs, and milk into corporate board rooms, international investment banks, multilateral organizations, courthouses, and legislatures. Miyun has spoken on behalf of farm animals throughout the United States and in China, India, Croatia, Korea, Belgium, Egypt, and Italy, and has published dozens of articles and reports on animal agriculture and farm animal welfare, including an essay in Peter Singer’s In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave and a chapter in State of the Animals IV: 2007, co-authored with Dr. Andrea Gavinelli of the European Commission. She is a board member of Global Animal Partnership (www.URLTOCOME.org) and Farm Forward (www.farmforward.com), and serves on the editorial board of the Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare, a web portal created by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. She lives in Washington D.C.
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