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The GoEO Library: Films & Must-Reads

We at GoEO believe we should all stay informed. These films, articles and books remind us why we GoEO every day!



MOVIES & SHORT FILMS:


A River of Waste







Documentary highlighting the environmental and health impacts of US factory farms (and how the US grossly lags EU legislation).


Back to the Start

Commercial by Chipotle which had a huge impact on many.  If this doesn’t say GoEO we don’t know what does!


Earthlings


GoEO warning: This is a difficult one to watch but highly recommended if you want to vividly understand the profound suffering that a variety of animals on this planet experience every day due to our consumption habits.


Fast Food Nation


A film that exposes a whole gamut of issues that arise from our ‘cheap food’ culture.  If you’re not ready to GoEO after this one, we hope you at least will think twice before consuming that next fast-food burger!


Food, Inc.


GoEO likes that the message of this film resonates well with even the most die-hard carnivores.


Forks over Knives


GoEO hopes you are cutting down on your meat consumption and this film demonstrating the heath benefits associated with that decision will really get you thinking!


It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

A short video by Farm Sanctuary which aired at the First Annual National Conference to End Factory Farming which GoEO attended last October.


The Fight Against Factory Farms

My name is Sam, I'm 14 years old. I made this video to show people where our meat really comes from and how to stop Factory Farms. I raise and sell my own free range eggs and I have 52 chickens.”


Video Tour of Beef Plant Featuring Temple Grandin

A look at a meat packing facility which effectively employs Dr. Grandin’s humane slaughter techniques including proper design of equipment, low-stress handling of the animals and proper management and oversight.



BOOKS:


CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories


Edited by Daniel Imhoff

GoEO’s coffee table book!  Rich in compelling and moving photographs (and essays), this book visually outlines all the problems with today’s factory farms.


Eating Animals


by Jonathan Safran Foer

GoEO likes this book because if it wasn’t for “Eating Animals”, this organization would not exist and its founders would have continued to eat in ignorant bliss.


Ninety-Five: Meeting America’s Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs

Edited by No Voice Unheard


Another coffee table book.  Heartwarming stories of animals who escaped or were rescued from factory farms.


Old MacDonald Has No Farm...ee-i anymore


by Kathy Coughlin

A children’s book about factory farms and the mistreatment animals can suffer by our friend Kathy Coughlin.  A serious subject matter for children but a good way to start the education process.


The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat: How to Buy, Cut and Cook Great Beef, Lamb, Pork Poultry and More


by Joshua & Jessica Applestone

We consider this the EO handbook! Husband and wife team and the owners of Fleischer’s, these are Brooklyn’s most-celebrated ethical omnivores, staunch advocates of ethically-raised meats explaining how to source, buy, prepare and enjoy.


The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter


by Peter Singer and Jim Mason

GoEO likes this thought-provoking read on how your everyday food choices have major effects.


The Meatfree Monday Cookbook


by Paul, Stella & Marcy McCartney

Because GoEO believes we all could use some great tips on how to cook better and more creative vegetarian meals!


The Omnivore’s Dilemma


by Michael Pollan

A must-read for all ethical omnivores!



ARTICLES & ACADEMIC RESEARCH:


Raising Calves on Organic Dairy Farms (Organic Agriculture Center of Canada)