I've read this book about three times.
It's absolutely well written and worth the effort.
Animal suffering is not dismissed! Not even in the slightest! The author does think about many of the factors involved with food production and animal suffering is one of them. I don't want to give too much away, but he does struggle with eating meat, and, while he doesn't become a vegetarian, he is aware of all the issues and has seen what eating meat looks like from different perspectives; hunting your own, factory farming and from a sustainable polyfarm.
The book also delves into some fascinating areas like big box organic, and compares it to big box industrial. The mushroom chapters was one of the most interesting, IMO, since I didn't have a clue about mushroom hunting before reading it.
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavanto
'May everyone everywhere be happy
May the whole world be joyous'