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The meat paradox : eating, empathy, and the future of meat / Rob Percival.

Author/creator Percival, Rob (Writer on agriculture) author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Publication Info New York ; London : Pegasus Books, 2022.
Copyright Notice ©2022
Descriptionxxiii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Meat -- Murder -- Hunting -- Omnivore -- Herbivore -- Emergency -- Evolution -- Cave -- Catharsis -- Futures.
Abstract Our future diet will be shaped by diverse forces. It will be shaped by novel technologies and the logic of globalisation, by geopolitical tensions, and the evolution of cultural preferences, by shocks to the status quo -- pandemics and economic strife, the escalation of the climate and ecological crises -- and by how we choose to respond. It will also be shaped by our emotions. It will be shaped by the meat paradox. 'Should we eat animals?' was, until recently, a question reserved for moral philosophers and an ethically minded minority, but it is now posed on restaurant menus and supermarket shelves, on social media, and morning television. The recent surge in popularity for veganism in the UK, Europe, and North America has created a rupture in the rites and rituals of meat, challenging the cultural narratives that sustain our omnivory. In The Meat Paradox, Rob Percival, an expert in the politics of meat, searches for the evolutionary origins of the meat paradox, asking when our relationship with meat first became emotionally and ethically complicated. Every society must eat, and meat provides an important source of nutrients. But every society is moved by its empathy. We must all find a way of balancing competing and contradictory imperatives. It essential reading for anyone interested in the origins of our empathy, the psychology of our dietary choices, and anyone who has wondered whether they should or shouldn't eat meat.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 246-356) and index.
ISBN9781643138732 hardcover
ISBN1643138731 hardcover

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