Meat: A Benign Extravagance

Meat: A Benign Extravagance


By (author) Simon Fairlie

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  • Publisher: Hyden House Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 17mm | 502g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Clanfield, Hants
  • ISBN 10: 1856230554
  • ISBN 13: 9781856230551
  • Illustrations note: 15 diagrams & tables
  • Sales rank: 179,831

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"Meat - a benign extravagance - is an exploration of the difficult environmental and ethical issues that surround the human consumption of animal flesh. The world's meat consumption is rapidly rising, leading to devastating environmental impacts as well as having long term health implications for societies everywhere. Simon Fairlie's book lays out the reasons why we must decrease the amount of meat we eat, both for the planet and for ourselves. At its heart, the book argues, however, that the farming of animals for consumption has become problematic because we have removed ourselves physically and spiritually from the land. Our society needs to reorientate itself back to the land and Simon explains why an agriculture that is most readily able to achieve this is one that includes a measure of livestock farming"-Publisher.

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