“At last, the perfect book for people who would like to eat meat but have moral, ethical,
or health concerns about doing so. Catherine Friend loves animals but eats meat and gives a thoughtful, personal, clear-eyed perspective on how to do both, humanely and sustainably.”
--Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York
University, author of What to Eat.
Winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Award in General Nonfiction
Consumers are becoming more and more concerned about what happens to their food before it hits their tables. As an animal-loving, animal-raising, animal-eating farmer, Catherine Friend tackles the carnivore's dilemma, exploring the contradictions, nuances, and questions surrounding the bewildering choices facing today's more conscious meat-eaters. Using her own struggle to become a compassionate carnivore, Friend offers concrete tools readers can use to talk to farmers and processors, to negotiate the Brave New World of humanely-raised meat.