Track and Food Podcast

Book Club #2: Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals Plus Bonus Documentary and The Rise Of Plant and Cell Based Meats

March 30, 2019 Season 1 Episode 24
Track and Food Podcast
Book Club #2: Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals Plus Bonus Documentary and The Rise Of Plant and Cell Based Meats
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Track and Food Podcast
Book Club #2: Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals Plus Bonus Documentary and The Rise Of Plant and Cell Based Meats
Mar 30, 2019 Season 1 Episode 24
Jamie Mah / Mickey Mcleod
Show Notes

In this episode we finally sit down and do Book Club #2.

Mickey's choice this time around was the amazing book written by Jonathan Safran Foer, titled Eating Animals. The book's topic is centred around the way in which animal agriculture has changed for the worse over the past 70 years. Heavily researched, Safran Foer takes you on a wild and often sad journey as he explores the food choices of his youth and how animal agriculture is now being done in the United States.

We explore this theme and discuss how reading this book affected us and why the choices Safran Foer brings up have been made to keep the market status quo. As a vegan, Mickey had his own thoughts on the matter, especially with regards to the idea of eating meat in general, a topic he's come to share many times on previous episodes.

As an added bonus, Eating Animals was also made into a documentary in which we were delighted to see. You can check it now as it is currently streaming on Netflix.

This was a fun discussion for the two of us as many questions were posed with regards to how we eat, the future of animal agriculture and the rise and growing prominence of plant and cell based meat options, a topic Jamie recently wrote about, which you can find here

We hope you enjoy this one as well as possibly learn a thing or two.