Warren Publishes Book on Global Meat Eating

Dr. Bill Warren’s new book, Meat Makes People Powerful: A Global History of the Modern Era (University of Iowa Press), explains the rise of global meat production and consumption since the nineteenth century and its effects on human health and the environment. The book explains why Westerners started eating more meat after the mid-nineteenth century due to growing affluence as well as scientific and government support.  Throughout much of the West by the late twentieth century, meat-eating started to level off, but has been increasing throughout much of the rest of the world, especially in East Asia.  Warren’s book highlights China and Japan in this regard.