Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals: The Future of Food by Roanne van Voorst, Translated by Scott Emblen-Jarrett

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A thought-provoking, entertaining exploration of a future where animal consumption is a thing of the past.

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A thought-provoking, entertaining exploration of a future where animal consumption is a thing of the past.

Though increasing numbers of people know that eating meat is detrimental to our own health and the planet’s, many still can’t be convinced to give up it up. But how can we change behavior when common arguments, scientific data, and information aren’t working?

Acclaimed anthropologist Roanne van Voorst changes the dialogue. In Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals, she shifts the focus from the present looking forward to the future looking back—imagining a world in which most of us no longer use animals for food, clothing, or other items. By shifting the viewpoint, van Voorst offers a clear and compelling vision of what it means to live in a world without meat.

Hopeful and persuasive, entertaining and informative, Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals offers a tantalizing vision of what is not only possible but perhaps inevitable.

Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals: The Future of Food by Roanne van Voorst, Translated by Scott Emblen-Jarrett