Welcome to Farm Forward’s reading guide for Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. Whether you have already read the book or are simply interested in learning more about it, we’ve collected a number of resources here to assist you. Below you will find key excerpts from Eating Animals, questions to guide discussion in a book club setting, a video clip of Foer discussing issues related to animal agriculture with college and high school students during a Virtual Classroom Visit, and a variety of other helpful links to enhance your reading experience.
Excerpts from Eating Animals
You can review key excerpts from Eating Animals that highlight important topics to consider and discuss.
Book Club Discussion Questions
Download a PDF of the discussion questions found at the end of Eating Animals.
Eating Animals Curriculum Resources
Eating Animals is now part of high school and college curricula in a variety of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields around the world. For ideas on how the book can be incorporated into different educational settings, and guides to field-specific passages within Eating Animals, please visit our Curriculum Resources page. If you would like to share your own experiences and ideas for the use of Eating Animals in an educational context, please contact Joey Tuminello at [email protected].
Virtual Classroom Visit Video
Each year Farm Forward organizes and hosts the Jonathan Safran Foer Virtual Classroom Visit, an interactive webinar series where Foer meets with thousands of college and high school students to discuss issues related to industrial agriculture and the consumption of animals. The most recent Virtual Classroom Visit took place on March 30, 2017. You can view a recording from the 2015 Virtual Classroom Visit, and find more information about this event here. You can also join Farm Forward’s mailing list to receive the latest information on upcoming Virtual Classroom Visits and other Farm Forward projects.
Eating Animals Documentary
Eating Animals is currently being adapted into a major documentary produced by Natalie Portman and directed by award-winning filmmaker Christopher Quinn. Learn more about about the film and join Farm Forward’s mailing list to receive updates on its production.
If you’re interested in eating fewer animal products, take a look at the plant-based cooking resources for recipes and tips on plant-based cuisine below. You can download a PDF version to print and keep in your kitchen with your other cooking resources.
1. Vegetarian Resource Group – A comprehensive list of plant-based resources.
2. Forks Over Knives – A user friendly source for healthy, plant-based recipes.
3. Vegetarian Times – A popular monthly subscription magazine with free online recipes.
4. Eating Well – Sign up for free email newsletters full of recipes and resources for easier home cooking and search their easily navigated recipe section.
5. 101 Cookbooks – This creative, well rounded website is focused on cooking with whole, natural foods. Updated regularly with new recipes and photography.
Purchase Eating Animals
Eating Animals in Paperback
Eating Animals for Kindle
Or get a free copy of Eating Animals:
When you donate $120 or $10/month to Farm Forward, you will receive a free copy of the book.
When you donate $250 or $20/month to Farm Forward, you will receive a free signed copy of the book.