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Eleanor Boyle discusses her new book High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat (New Society Publishers, 2012), with Joseph Planta.

High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat by Eleanor Boyle (New Society Publishers, 2012).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.

The largest beef recall in Canadian history took place in recent weeks. It’s made a lot of people think about what they consume, how they get it, and whether they should look at alternatives. My guest now has a timely new book out, High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat. She looks at the meat we North Americans consume, how and where it’s raised, how it’s slaughtered, and what we ought to consider when we’re ingesting the 200 pounds of animal protein that North Americans on average consume. I’ll get Eleanor Boyle, who joins me now to tell us about what she’s found out in the course of writing this book, the timing of this book’s release to what’s going on in Canada, and what we can all do in course of our eating. Eleanor Boyle is a former journalist who is a noted writer and instructor on food policy here in Vancouver at the Center for Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. She holds a PhD in neuroscience, a BA in behavioural science, and a Master of Science in food policy. Her website is at www.eleanorboyle.com. [The website for the book is at www.highsteaksbook.com.] This book is published by New Society Publishers. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Eleanor Boyle; Dr. Boyle, good morning.