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Jonathan Safran Foer on eating animals

The prize-winning American novelist talks about why it's weird to eat meat, his move from fiction to journalism, and why eliminating ignorance will lead to more vegetarianism

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Everything is Illuminated, which won the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award.

Eating Animals, his first extended work of non-fiction, is a powerful and disturbing look at the moral and environmental effects of factory farming and the devastating impact our dietary choices have, on both our health and the world around us. A combination of philosophy, science, memoir and reportage, the book examines the stories we tell ourselves to justify our eating habits and how such fictions can lull us…

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