“With all the studies on animal agriculture, pollution, toxic chemicals in factory-farmed animals and exposes of the appalling cruelty to animals, we can’t plead ignorance, only indifference”
“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit and identity. For some, that irrationality leads to a kind of resignation. Think your way through it. Define the terms, Choose your priorities. You have that luxury”
Author recalls an episode from the life of his grandmother during the war. (Reviewer calls it as “Strongest part of the book”. Apparently it was a time of food scarcity and uncertainties. She was not sure if she could make it to another day. A farmer, a Russian sees her condition, goes into his house and comes back with a piece of meat.
“He saved your life”
“I didn’t eat it”
“What, it wasn’t Kosher?”
“But not even to save your life?”
“If nothing matters, there is nothing to save”