From Publishers Weekly
This account of how one family has explored the connections between food, health, community and the environment may inspire others to look beyond stereotypes to discover the many dimensions of a vegetarian lifestyle. Writer/biologist Sally Kneidel and her college-age daughter, Sara Kate, have compiled more than 100 recipes along with preparation tips, nutritional guidance and advice on how to eat at restaurants and at other people's houses with ease. While much of the health information is now commonly known, the Kneidels' well-reasoned defense of vegetarianism, focusing on humane treatment of animals and the environment, is worth considering. They describe U.S. meat industry policies that affect animals, independent farmers and the environment; and the impact of factory farm practices on health and community relations. Particularly inspiring are Sara Kate's description of how food fosters community and social change in the grassroots village in Mexico where she worked, and the vegetarian co-op she co-formed, and brief interviews with young vegetarians. Best suited for young adults who are vegetarians or considering a vegetarian lifestyle, this work may also prove useful to parents of young vegetarians who want a more complete understanding of vegetarian nutrition and menu options. (Oct. 15)
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Care for the planet that you so want your children to grow up happy and healthy in. -- Heather Mills McCartney
Read it, stop buying factory farmed animal products, use the helpful advice to change your life and make a difference. -- Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
THE BOOK for anyone who gives a thought to animals, the environment, and the impact of what we eat. -- Jim Mason, author of An Unnatural Order and co-author with Peter Singer of Food Matters: The Ethics of What We Eat
The Kneidels understand vegetarianism to be more than a diet, but a political and ethical statement... -- Kirkus Reviews
This is an important exposé of America's meat industry, which has only gotten more cruel and dangerous... -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President of Waterkeeper Alliance