Diet for a New America

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H J Kramer, 1987 - Health & Fitness - 423 pages
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From John Robbins, a new edition of the classic that awakened the conscience of a nation. Since the 1987 publication of Diet for a New America, beef consumption in the United States has fallen a remarkable 19%. While many forces are contributing to this dramatic shift in our habits, Diet for a New America is considered to be one of the most important. Diet for a New America is a startling examination of the food we currently buy and eat in the United States, and the astounding moral, economic, and emotional price we pay for it.
In Section I, John Robbins takes an extraordinary look at our dependence on animals for food and the inhumane conditions under which these animals are raised. It becomes clear that the price we pay for our eating habits is measured in the suffering of animals, a suffering so extreme and needless that it disrupts our very place in the web of life.

Section II challenges the belief that consuming meat is a requirement for health by pointing our the vastly increased rate of disease caused by pesticides, hormones, additives, and other chemicals now a routine part of our food production. The author shows us that the high health risk is unnecessary, and that the production, preparation, and consumption of food can once again be a healthy process.

In Section III, Robbins looks at the global implications of a meat-based diet and concludes that the consumption of the resources necessary to produce meat is a major factor in our ecological crisis.

Diet for a New America is the single most eloquent argument for a vegetarian lifestyle ever published. Eloquently, evocatively, and entertainingly written, it is a cant put down book guaranteed to amaze, infuriate, but ultimately educate and empower the reader. A pivotal book nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction in 1987.
 

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Factory farming is bad, therefore meat is unhealthful?

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The healths bible
I think must b title "diet for a new world" thanks for open our eyes if we want a descent life to live, without harm others and ourselves, thanks.

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Contents

ALL GODS CRITTERS HAVE A PLACE IN THE CHOIR
20
BRAVE NEW CHICKEN
48
THE MOST UNJUSTLY MALIGNED OF ALL ANIMALS
73
HOLY COW
97
ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT ITS STILL BOLOGNA
122
PART
146
2
147
DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS
148
LOSING A WAR WE COULD PREVENT
248
AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION
274
PART
306
3
307
AMERICA THE POISONED
308
ALL THINGS ARE CONNECTED
350
AFTERWORD
382
FOOTNOTES
388

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE PROTEIN EMPIRE
170
FOOD FOR THE CARING HEART
203

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John Robbins is the author of the international bestseller Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness, and the Future of Life on Earth and Reclaiming Our Health: Exploding the Medical Myth and Embracing the Source of True Healing. Widely considered to be one of the world's leading experts on the dietary link to the environment and health, he is the founder of EarthSave International, a nonprofit organization that supports healthy food choices, preservation of the environment, and a more compassionate world. John and his work have been the subject of cover stories and feature articles in the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Examiner, Chicago Life, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and many of the nation's other major newspapers and magazines.

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