Secondly -- Sorry for the vanishing act. We're still here, and still vegan. Life has been getting in the way of blogging. We've both been very busy and when we've had a break, neither of us has been motivated enough to blog.
And thirdly -- If you had to fly through Newark tonight, you have our deepest sympathies!
But enough with the excuses already... Back to the blog.
While I've been MIA I had the opportunity to read Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, and I can't recommend it highly enough. While none of the information presented was new to me, it was presented in a manner that I found easy to read and entertaining. Often this material can be very difficult to read. Safran Foer lays it all out in its gruesome details, but he also alternates that information with stories from his personal life, and his personal experiences with food.
Best of all, I think this book will be easy to read for the disinterested omnivore. Safran Foer is able to present the information in such a way that the facts are simply that, the facts. He explores all sides of the argument so that you, the reader, can decide for yourself. The logic he uses is inescapable. You cannot consider yourself to be an environmentalist if you eat meat (water, pollution, etc.) He recounts his decision to stop eating meat, and all that that entails, in an intelligent and non-judgmental manner. Really, this is one of the better books on the ethics of eating than any other I have come across. The omnivores in my life will be getting copies of this book to read during the coming year.