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Meatonomics (Kobo eBook)

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In this “provocative and persuasive work,” the health advocate reveals the dirty economics of meat—an industry that’s eating into your wallet (Publishers Weekly).

Few Americans are aware of the economic system that supports our country’s supply of animal foods. Yet these forces affect us in a number of ways—none of them good. Though we only pay a few dollars per pound of meat at the grocery store, we pay far more in tax-fueled government subsidies—$38 billion more, to be exact. And subsidies are just one layer of meat’s hidden cost. But in Meatonomics, lawyer and sustainability advocate David Robinson Simon offers a path toward lasting solutions.

Animal food producers maintain market dominance with artificially low prices, misleading PR, and an outsized influence over legislation. But counteracting these manipulations is easy—with the economic sanity of plant-based foods. In Meatonomics, Simon demonstrates:

  • How government-funded marketing influences what we think of as healthy eating
  • How much of our money is spent to prop up the meat industry
  • How we can change our habits and our country for the better

“Spectacularly important.” —John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution

“[A] well-researched, passionately written book.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781609258610
Publisher: Conari Press
Publication Date: August 31st, 2013