Vegetarian Myth Food, Justice, and Sustainability

ISBN-10: 1604860804

ISBN-13: 9781604860801

Edition: 2009

Authors: Lierre Keith

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Part memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto, this controversial examination exposes the destructive history of agriculturecaused the devastation of prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoiland asserts that, in order to save the planet, food must come from within living communities. In order for this to happen, the argument champions eating locally and sustainably and encourages those with the resources to grow their own food. Further examining the question of what to eat from the perspective of both human and environmental health, the account goes beyond health choices and discusses potential moral issues from eatingor not eatinganimals. Through the deeply personal narrative of someone who practiced veganism for 20 years, this unique exploration also discusses alternatives to industrial farming, reveals the risks of a vegan diet, and explains why animals belong on ecologically sound farms.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: PM Press
Publication date: 5/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Why This Book?
Moral Vegetarians
Political Vegetarians
Nutritional Vegetarians
To Save the World
Acknowledgements
Appendix
Resources
Endnotes
Bibliography
About the Author
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