The Vegetarian Myth

The Vegetarian Myth
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Publisher : PM Press
Total Pages : 372
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ISBN-10 : 9781604861822
ISBN-13 : 1604861827
Rating : 4/5 (22 Downloads)

Book Synopsis The Vegetarian Myth by : Lierre Keith

Download or read book The Vegetarian Myth written by Lierre Keith and published by PM Press. This book was released on 2009-05-01 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We’ve been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we’ve been led astray--not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance. The truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won’t save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil--the basis of life itself. Keith argues that if we are to save this planet, our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair: it must come from inside living communities, not be imposed across them. Part memoir, part nutritional primer, and part political manifesto, The Vegetarian Myth will challenge everything you thought you knew about food politics.

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