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Will Meat Go the Way of Cigarettes? - Jonathan Safran Foer

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/09/21/Eating_Animals_Jonathan_Safran_Foer 18 percent of college students today are vegetarian, and almost half want more vegetarian options at meals, cites Eating Animals author Jonathan Safran Foer. Could this trend parallel the sharp decrease in smoking that occurred when, as Foer puts it, "the conversation tipped"? Is eating meat going out of style? ----- Eating Animals: A conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer. Jonathan Safran Foer looks at our dining habits, insatiable appetites and the cultural meaning of food. He explores the ethical, environmental and health risks behind commercial fishing and factory farming and discusses his journey from carnivore to vegetarian. Hear from the man that actress Natalie Portman claims changed her from a "20-year vegetarian to a vegan activist." - Commonwealth Club of California Jonathan Safran Foer is a novelist and short story writer whose works have appeared in the Paris Review, Conjunctions, The New York Times and The New Yorker. He is best known for his semi-autobiographical novel, Everything Is Illuminated.
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