The other 99 percent

Since age 9, Jonathan Safran Foer struggled with being vegetarian. But when he discovered fatherhood was in his near future, the responsibility of feeding someone else spurred him to investigate the eating of animals, of which 99 percent in the United States are factory farmed, yet are virtually invisible. In his book, Eating Animals, he displays a tremendous amount of research and uncovers shocking industry standards, all told with his storyteller’s touch, like when he trespassed with an animal activist in the middle of the night into a California factory farm of 25,000 turkeys—because it was the only way he could ever see one for himself. The book is entertaining and a must-read, no matter what you eat.