Melanie Joy on Carnism and other food choices. Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. is a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, a noted speaker, and the author of “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.” Melanie is a recipient of the Institute of Jainology’s Ahimsa Award. Her work has been featured by numerous media outlets including the BBC, Germany’s ARD, ABC Australia, the New York Times and Spiegel Online. Melanie has given her carnism presentation on five continents. She is also the founder and president of the organization Beyond Carnism (formerly Carnism Awareness & Action Network) and the project Karnismus erkennen (German-speaking countries).
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Review by Rachel Avalon: There’s no denying the solid logic and psychological understanding Professor Melanie Joy brings to the table. Beyond Carnism, Toward Rational, Authentic Food Choices is both fascinating and inspiring in its exploration of our thoughts, feelings, and values with what we eat and why. In this thought-provoking speech about meat, Melanie Joy looks at our food choices through an unconventional lens and how we can align our diets to reflect more love and compassion. She is a skilled public speaker with a profound message worth watching and learning from.
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