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The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter

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Uploaded on Jun 6, 2011

A presentation by Jim Mason, J.D..

Jim Mason will talk about his most recent book of the same title written with Peter Singer, the Princeton professor and internationally-renowned ethicist. He will discuss the diets of three American families and the source of the foods they eat and will explore the ethical questions that arise along the way. He will cover factory farming and alternatives, fair trade, buying local, organic farming, commercial fishing, and other food matters of concern to consumers today. Mason will talk about some of the surprises they found in the course of their research. For example, they found that the labels "organic" and "humane" can be deceptive and that buying local is not always the most ethical choice.

Jim Mason is an author and attorney. His latest book, co-authored with Peter Singer, is The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter. He is also the author of An Unnatural Order: The Roots of Our Destruction of Nature and co-author with Peter Singer of Animal Factories. His writings have appeared in Audubon, The New York Times, New Scientist, Newsday, Country Journal, Orion Nature Quarterly, and other publications.

Filming and editing by Dr William Harris M.D. on December 8, 2007 at McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sponsored by: Vegetarian Society of Hawaii http://www.vsh.org

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