We all know we would be healthier if we ate better, less meat, more chemical free, well here’s a brilliant insight into how to do just that. However this book is refreshing because it doesn’t suggest we all become vegan or vegetarian (not that there’s anything wrong with those choices), but it accepts that some people like to eat meat.
It looks very carefully, in depth, and with references to carefully researched material into how the livestock industry functions, its rules and regulations and how they have changed and are changing right now. It examines the effects the industry has, not only on environment and health, but other factors which probably one would never consider.
For a great many I am sure that much of the content of this book will be a real eye-opener, however, the authors intention is to educate rather than dictate.
Although it is no light weight listen to, and it does contain some very disturbing content for animal lovers, I thought this book contained numerous interesting facts and I would recommend to anyone who is really interested in what they are eating and the way it has been produced.
About the Author: Eleanor Boyle has been teaching and writing for 25 years, with a focus on sustainable food issues for the past decade. She lectures, facilitates community discussions, and writes about food systems and their social, environmental and health consequences, and works with organizations aiming for better food policy. Eleanor initiated, designed and teaches a course on food and the environment the University of British Columbia’s Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability. She holds an an MSc in Food Policy from City University in London, England.
High Steaks is available in Paperback http://www.amazon.com/High-Steaks-Why-Less-Meat/dp/0865717133/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1413387764&sr=8-2
and as an audiobook from Audible http://www.audible.com/pd/Nonfiction/High-Steaks-Audiobook/B00DVMCI5E