Humans have consumed meat for thousands of years. In that time, there have been different cultural acceptances of what animals humans could (or were willing) to harvest for meat, including none at all.
March’s AgBookClub pick, Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer (also available on Audible and Kindle) explores the morality of eating animals and the origins of eating traditions. The author has experience both as an omnivore and a vegetarian, which adds complexity to the human rationale of eating animals. We hope to use this book as a starting point when engaging in conversations about the importance of animal protein in a human diet as well as the complicated discussion of whether we should consume animal protein from an environmental standpoint.
Here’s what you need to do this month:
Get the book. Buy it, borrow it, download and listen to it, read it over your neighbor’s shoulder — we don’t care. But don’t steal the book.
Read the book.
- Week 1: Chapters 1 – 3 [pages 1 – 77] (Twitter chat on 3/4)
- Week 2: Chapter 4 – 5 [pages 78 – 148] (Twitter chat on 3/11)
- Week 3: Chapter 6 [pages 149 – 200] (Twitter chat on 3/18)
- Week 4: Chapters 7 – 8 [pages 201 – 267] (Twitter chat on 3/25)
Join the chat (#AgBookClub) on Wednesdays at 8:00pm Central on Twitter. Learn how to participate in a Twitter chat here. While we hope you can participate in our discussion every week, we know that everyone has busy schedules. We always include general questions following the topic(s) of the book that can be answered by anyone, so please don’t hesitate to jump in the Twitter chat if you didn’t have a chance to read the section we’re discussing. We welcome any and all to join the discussion!