Teaser Tuesday

“In the past fifty years, as factory farming spread from poultry to beef, dairy, and pork producers, the average cost of a new house increased nearly 1,500 percent; new cars climbed more than 1,400 percent; but the price of milk is up only 350 percent, and eggs and chicken meat haven’t even doubled. Taking inflation into account, animal protein costs less today than any time in history. (That is, unless one also takes into account the externalized costs – from subsidies, environmental impact, human disease, and so on – which makes the price historically high).

– Page 109 of Eating Animals by Jonathon Safran Foer –


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

11 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday

    • Michelle January 19, 2010 / 11:15 am

      It’s informative. He claims he’s not trying to convert anyone (although it’s hard not to) but just thinks everyone should know where their food comes from. It’s very interesting, but I’m already partial to this issue.


  1. Kaye January 19, 2010 / 11:17 am

    Wow, interesting statistics. My teaser is here


  2. carol January 20, 2010 / 2:20 pm

    Interesting teaser, but it sounds like you may really have to care about the subject to enjoy the book.


    • Michelle January 20, 2010 / 8:05 pm

      Maybe – although I think people shouldn’t shy away from the subject just because they’re afraid of what they’ll find. It’s important for many reasons to know where our food comes from.


  3. Sandra January 21, 2010 / 12:05 pm

    I’m a farmer’s daughter so I know where my food comes from, and I’m a closet vegetarian. This book sounds fascinating. Good choice.


    • Michelle January 21, 2010 / 1:42 pm

      I think it would be fascinating to be a farmer’s daughter. We had sheep for a year when I was a kid. Does that count?


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