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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Jane Goodall has many reasons to feel despair over humanity's selfishness and greed and ignorance. Instead, she points out ways we can each make the small changes in our own... Read morePublished 1 month ago by P. R. Trust
Well written and informative (often frighteningly so) this book offers not just the negative but provides solutions to the problems facing our planet today. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bobble Moose
“Ignorance is bliss.” – Thomas Gray
Despite the number of conservationists and environmentalists that warn against this idiom, millions of people still live unaware of... Read more
Even though I have been a vegetarian for 44 years and know most of what I heard on this CD, it was VERY gut wrenching to listen to. Read morePublished 3 months ago by noni
When I finished this book I was a convinced vegetarian. Later I went back to meats but only the natural or organic types.and only once or twice a week.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a good start for anyone wanting to change eating habits and become more conscious about the dietary choices made each day and how those choices effect other species. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Geoffrey M. Gluckman
A must read! Makes you really think about what your eating. Some things are quite shocking. I learned a lot from Dr. Goodall. Highly recommeded.Published 13 months ago by Laurie Ann Elizares
Jane Morris Goodall (born 1934) is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace, and is considered the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees;... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Steven H. Propp
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