Book Review |The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System

The End of Animal Farming
The End of Animal Farming

I’m reading more and more vegan or animal-free books. When walking through my local library this bright red book cover caught my attention. I wondered if they would discuss Impossible Foods, a food brand that has created meat, that taste very near the real thing. So much like the real thing many people can’t tell the difference. Not only does Jacy dive into this he does a very deep dive in, The End of Animal Farming. There is a lot of work put into this book and polished. Jacy has included many ways that we as individuals can help beyond just changing our diet.

“…technology therorist Tom Chatfield listed “eating mean and factory farming” first in his predictions of what our descendants in centuries to come will deplore about today’s society.”

For those that believe in saving animals, whether you are vegan, vegetarian or not, it doesn’t matter. You can make a difference.

“…the average American consumes far more that the Recommednded Daily Allowance of protien, around 145 percent the RDA for women and 176 percent for men.”

“…vegetarian diet can spare 371 to 582 animals each year.”

“I’d guess it’ll take another ten to twenty years–around 2038 to 2068–for animal-free foods to make up the majority of meat, dairy, and eggs in high0income countries”

As you might be able to tell this is an important topic to me. I hope you take the time to watch the video above and if you want to learn more please give Jacy’s book a try. You will learn a lot. This book earned 4 stars from me.

Book Review | Eating Animals

Eating Animals

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer is a very powerful book.  It may change the way you eat forever.  In the book, Jonathan tells the story of how he became vegetarian.  I think he did a lot more research than the average person.  This was the first book that I have read of his.  It was his first time writing non-fiction.  Since this book, he has gone on to write more non-fiction.

I picked up this book because it is at the top of the list for books about veganism and vegetarianism on goodreads.  Jonathan has filled the book full of numbers to drive home his points:

“Americans choose to eat less than .25%of the known edible food on the planet”

“Ninety-nine percent of all land animals eaten or used to produce milk and eggs in the United States are factory farmed.”

“… omnivores contribute seven times the volume of greenhouse gages that vegans do.”

There are more, many more.  Before you balk at these statements let me tell you that Jonathan had the book fact-checked by two independent professional fact-checkers.

When you read this you can’t dismiss it.  This is how our nation is creating food for us at low prices.  We are suffering for it.  I really don’t think that people know this is happening.  If they do they are ignoring it.  This is not good for us, the animals, our nation or our planet and we simply don’t have to do it.  If you have doubts read the book.

The documentary of this book came out on 9/2/17.  I can’t find it online.  I believe its release may have been limited to Sundance.  I’ll keep an eye out for it.  The bonus is that Natalie Portman narrates it.  She actually reached out to Jonathan to help him produce the documentary.

As if it needs to be said, I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.