I have decided that it is time to really do some soul searching about why I have decided to go vegan (I am almost there) and was determined not to make this change in my life without getting to know why this is important to me. If this is going to be a lifetime change for me then it needs to change my life. A lot of time I think people make a change in their life without really knowing why and if you don't know why then it is hard to stay committed to that change. And I am not talking of the surface reasons, I mean the down deep reasons.
To start I have picked up some books recommended on Yeah that Vegan Shit One is The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J. Adams (this appeals to the feminist in me) and the other is The Way We Eat; Why your food choices matter by Peter Singer and Kim Mason. The other book that I am reading is Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser.
Fast Food Nation is up first and let me tell you, everyone should read this book. Everyone. Pull your head out of the sand and read this book. The history of how the fast food industry started is fascinating and the take over of the American diet and consciousness is absolutely frightening. The chapter on the IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances) was jaw dropping. Now I really know why those fries do taste so good. Go ahead, read it. I dare ya.