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Teaser Tuesday January 19, 2010

Filed under: Meme,Teaser Tuesday — Michelle @ 7:46 am
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“In the past fifty years, as factory farming spread from poultry to beef, dairy, and pork producers, the average cost of a new house increased nearly 1,500 percent; new cars climbed more than 1,400 percent; but the price of milk is up only 350 percent, and eggs and chicken meat haven’t even doubled. Taking inflation into account, animal protein costs less today than any time in history. (That is, unless one also takes into account the externalized costs – from subsidies, environmental impact, human disease, and so on – which makes the price historically high).

- Page 109 of Eating Animals by Jonathon Safran Foer -

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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8 Responses to “Teaser Tuesday”

  1. Great teaser Michelle! I’m going to look up the description of that book…

  2. Interesting teaser this week. Makes me want to learn more :)

    My teaser this week is creepy but funny! Here’s a link.

  3. I´m curious whether Foer´s book is really informative or just preaching. Interesting teaser! Here´s mine:

    http://ifyoucanreadthis.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/teaser-tuesday-4/

    • Michelle Says:

      It’s informative. He claims he’s not trying to convert anyone (although it’s hard not to) but just thinks everyone should know where their food comes from. It’s very interesting, but I’m already partial to this issue.

  4. Kaye Says:

    Wow, interesting statistics. My teaser is here

  5. pussreboots Says:

    I live in an area where it’s easy to know where the food comes from. My teaser is from Brideshead Revisited.

  6. Lisa Says:

    Doesn’t matter – no book is going to make me give up bacon! :) Thanks for the teaser!

    My “headline” teaser is here.


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