Econ Book Review/Project/Discussion Post Number 1

For my Econ book project I have chosen Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat by Barry Estabrook the man that is also the genius behind the book Tomatoland. This book highlights the dark side of the American pork industry and how they treat pigs in pig farms. The way the pigs are treated and raised affects the consumer when they consume the pork. Estabrook also offers sustainable options that treat these intelligent creatures far better.  The book is broken up into three parts, “The Nature of the Beast”, “Life as a Protein Product”, and “When Pigs Fly”. After each part I will be writing a sort summary and discussing the section from an economic stand point. Both on how the consumer and the industry is effected. Outside references will be used to make my point. I look forward to posting.

Bibliography information: Book title: Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat, Author: Barry Estabrook, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Published in New York or London, Copyright 2015, ISBN: 978-0-393-35293-1 pbk

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