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domingo, 22 de marzo de 2009


Somewhere in between Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, between eating at McDonald’s and killing a pig for dinner, there is a need for a book that will probe more deeply and provide greater understanding and insight into the psychological factors that influence decisions about what we eat and why — and how these choices affect our lives, animals’ lives, and the environment.

In this revelatory work, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson does just that, showing how food affects our moral selves, our health, and our planet. The Face on Your Plate raises questions to make us conscious of the decisions behind every bite we take: What effect does eating animals have on our land, waters, and even on global warming? What are the results of farming practices — debeaking chickens and separating calves from their mothers — on animals and humans?

And uniquely as a psychoanalyst, Masson investigates how denial keeps us from recognizing the animal at the end of our fork — think pig, not bacon — and how each culture distinguishes which animals are food and which are forbidden. The Face on Your Plate brings together Masson’s intellectual, psychological, and emotional expertise over the last twenty years into the pivotal book of the food revolution.

Anyone who wants to be open-eyed about their food choices — vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters — will welcome this timely work.


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