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From John Robbins comes a new edition of the classic that awakened the conscience of a nation. "A powerful indictment of our dietary practices that should be read by everyone interested in healthy living".--Andrew Weil, author of "Spontaneous Healing". 27 photos. 30 charts.

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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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Author and activist John Robbins is considered by many to be one of the worlds most eloquent spokespersons for a sane, ethical, and sustainable future. His work has been featured in all major print and broadcast media. He lives near Santa Cruz, California.

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cfh, November 30, 2008 (view all comments by cfh)
I have never read such an inspiring book. I am not the kind of person who follows fad diets, so i was skeptical when i first heard of it, but it completely changed my view of food and the world. i whole heartedly recommend it!
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ISBN:
9780915811816
Subtitle:
How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth Second Edition
Introduction:
Robbins, John
Introduction by:
Robbins, John
Introduction:
Robbins, John
Author:
Robbins, John
Foreword:
Macy, Joanna
Author:
Macy, Joanna
Publisher:
HJ Kramer
Location:
Tiburon, Calif. :
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Diets - Better Health
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Animal food
Subject:
Animal welfare
Subject:
Animal welfare -- United States.
Subject:
Food habits -- United States.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Diet and Nutrition
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Second Edition
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
19980414
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 BandW photos, BandW illustrations, ch
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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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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