In “Comfortably Unaware”, Dr. Richard Oppenlander tackles the crucial issue of global depletion as it relates to food choice.

"The topic of conscious eating has always been about animal rights and welfare. But it's time we view ethics in a much different and much larger context. For instance, is it ethical for any of us to eat food that causes the extinction of other species if we don't need to eat it? Is it ethical to cause or heavily contribute to irreversible climate change, loss of ecosystems, and resource depletion? Is it ethical for any of us to use our planet in a way that exacerbates world hunger and extracts the potential for future generations to survive? It is time we rethink ethics. It needs to be framed much differently than with just animal rights." Dr. Oppenlander, FC&S