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Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth Second Edition Paperback – December 11, 2012
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A breakthrough in the science of health and a joy to read.”
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This well-documented exposé of America’s factory farms’ should prompt even die-hard meat-and-potatoes lovers to reevaluate their diets.”
One of the most profound studies ever written of how our eating habits affect our lives and indeed all of life on our planet.”
Robbins takes us on a multifaceted journey which should cause all sensitive people to question their eating habits most searchingly. I couldn’t put it down.”
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I promise you what you perceive behind the supermarket meat counter will never be the same.”
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The book opened my eyes with shocking clarity. How could I have missed all the negatives of a meat-based diet. Health, environment, cruelty, waste, and ethics? My mind reeled, and two days later, I gave up meat and fowl cold turkey....forever.
Next year I will celebrate my 30th year without meat or fowl...and I am so much better for it....mentally, spiritually, healthily, and happily. John Robbins was my saviour. The detailed studies, powerful lobbies, evil ethics, and the horrors of meat production he exposes in the book should be the mandatory textbook that nutritionists and students of Health Studies use in their classrooms.
Now, 25+ years later, the book is as important as it was at the time of its original publication. And while the 25th anniversary Epilogue by John is more of a shotgun blast, than a rifle shot....going beyond food and climbing on the Global Warming bandwagon....I am nonetheless happy to have the book in hand once again to remind me why I became a vegetarian in the first place. Nothing has changed in the interim.
Since the book was written, there have been major discoveries and new organic techniques for producing healthy, abundant, and nutritious plant food that heal the land, and provide superb sustenance. Things like the development and value of Aquaponics, Worm Composting, BioChar added to soils after the discovery of Terra Preta (google it), and other natural organic means of growing, give life to the potential of a sustainable and rich soil, as well as providing for the health of billions.
Thank you John Robbins for rejecting your inheritance, and helping to save the world, the animals, and our health!
has made me sick. The 'packing' companies are really bad. The picture of happy chickens, cows and pigs if all a fiction
made up by excessively greedy corporations. This book shows how easy it is to eat well, feel better, and enjoy life.