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Looping personal anecdotes from 40 years of global travels with stories from noble farmer Davids and corporate Goliaths, Goodall methodically builds her case for shopping organic and living modestly. Mustering a tender gumption, she details the vicious cycle of pesticide-ridden and genetically engineered crops which feed the unknowing majority of consumers; and also feed the antibiotic-treated animals that provide these folks with inexpensive entrees. Leaving nasty slaughterhouse scenes to less tactful pens, Goodall focuses more on the product of "factory farming" techniques: mountains of waste, nutritionally depleted soil, polluted water, displaced organic farmers, and severely compromised food.
Hope springs from positive sources: Edible Schoolyard programs in the U.K. and U.S., parents breaking their schools' "unholy alliance" with fast food chains and soft drink companies, a steady rise in organic purchases. Goodall offers many suggestions for rallying others, exercising one's own consumer powers, and just plain eating less meat. Conservationists might say this information is nothing new, which might explain why Goodall provides only tertiary references to her many statistics and facts. But for those who prefer that their own eating habits be stirred--not shaken--into question, the kindly Chimpanzee Lady provides the gentle touch required. --Liane Thomas
Our poor eating habits are hard to correct when corn syrup is in almost all of our foods, GMO corn is in almost all of the crops within the United States, and all of our water... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jessica
Great book that is informative and motivational in reminding us about our obligations to our earth, and those we share it with, animals.
It has changed our kitchen thinking. Read more
I am probably like most people: want to treat animals kindly, look after the environment, ... But I don't do anything of note. I eat meat. Read morePublished 8 months ago by foolish
Great book in excellent condition. Jane Goodall certainly gives you something to think about . Shipping was fast.Published 9 months ago by Tophat
Highly recommend it for all to read. Great book club title.Published 9 months ago by Professor Dave
you can hear Ms. Goodall's voice reading this book to you. It gives you information on good alternatives.Published 10 months ago by Kim Sandholdt
Examining the implications of your decisions regarding food consumption, Goodall makes a passionate argument for making good choices about what you choose to eat. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Annette Lamb
This book provided so much information on how to make food choices that are respectful and beneficial to all. So much of an eye opener and it changed my behavior upon reading it.Published 15 months ago by S. Andersen
If you are interested in how your way to eat cause a positive ( or negative) impact not only in your health but in your town, ecosystem, ethic, care of animals and wild life, THIS... Read morePublished 15 months ago by TNT