Pig Tales: An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat (Paperback)

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Would you wrap bacon up in bacon, if you could? Are you a vegan or vegetarian? Either way, you will love learning about the lives of pigs in this well-researched scientific tale. Read up, and eat up, differently, after local VT author Barry Estabrook brings back heart to the dinner table.
5 out of 5 piglets!
— From Pig Tales, by Barry Estabrook


In Pig Tales, New York Times best-selling author of Tomatoland Barry Estabrook turns his attention to the dark side of the American pork industry. Drawing on personal experiences raising pigs as well as sharp investigative instincts, Estabrook covers the range of the human-porcine experience. He shows how these intelligent creatures are all too often subjected to lives of suffering in confinement and squalor, sustained on a drug-laced diet just long enough to reach slaughter weight. But Estabrook also reveals how it is possible to raise pigs responsibly and respectfully, benefiting producers and consumers--as well as some of the top chefs in America.

Provocative, witty, and deeply informed, Pig Tales is bound to spark conversation at dinner tables across America.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393352931
ISBN-10: 0393352935
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: June 21st, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English