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Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice about the Meat We Eat)by Moby
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An irresistible guide to the meat you eat by the world's most fun and famous vegan.
"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."—Albert Einstein
Where's the beef? In the news, that's where. More than ever before, meat is making headlines. Contamination cases are on the rise, obesity has become pandemic, and industrial livestock farming is the cause of 20 percent of all greenhouse emissions. It's no wonder that vegetarianism has moved from the fringes to the mainstream as evidence accumulates in favor of the many benefits of meatlessness.
But Gristle is not just for vegetarians, it's for everyone who wants to make informed choices about the food they consume. Multi-platinum musician Moby, one of the world's most famous vegans, brings together ten of the country's leading foodies, doctors, policy makers, business leaders, and activists to create a smart, concise guide to what you should know before you eat meat. Combining hard-hitting facts with a light touch, each chapter is studded with quotes from famous vegetarians, fun facts, and other irresistible food for thought.
For the millions of Americans who are questioning the meat in their diets, this is the fun, accessible guide to setting down the sirloin and reaching for the tofu.
"Musician, vegan and social activist Moby presents a collection of compelling, well-researched essays that illuminate and enhance the dialogue on food consumption in America most recently carried forth by Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Delimma and the documentary film Food, Inc. Brief but clear essays cover a range of angles: Canadian marathon champion Brendan Brazier, creator of a line of whole-food nutritional products, explores the impact of meat and dairy consumption on health; labor activists Christine Chavez and Julie Chavez Rodriquez account for workers' conditions; Moby's co-editor Park, executive director of animal rights group Global Animal Partnership, provides a rousing, personable call-to-action epilogue. Measuring the actual cost of 'industrialized farmed animal production and meat, egg, and milk consumption,' contributors pursue their agenda using studies and reports as well as insightful quotes from livestock producers, legislators, and others interested in shining light on the world of agribusiness, whose worst offenders &dmash; against public health and safety, ecological stability, and animal welfare — are right to fear the outrage of an increasingly-informed public." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Multi-platinum musician Moby, one of the world's most famous vegans, brings together ten of the country's leading foodies, doctors, policy makers, business leaders, and activists to create a smart, concise guide for Americans who are questioning the meat in their diets.
An information-packed, lively, and informative little guide, Gristle is the first stop for everyone who wants to make informed choices about the food they consume. Multi-platinum musician Moby brings together ten of the countrys leading foodies, policymakers, food-business leaders, and food activists, who lay out how and why the over-consumption of industrially produced meat unnecessarily harms agricultural workers, communities, the environment, and human health—as well as animals.
Contributors include Moby, Brendan Brazier, Lauren Bush, John Mackey, Wayne Pacelle, Gowri Koneswaran and Meredith Niles, Sara Kubersky and Tom OHagan, Christine Chavez and Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Paul and Phyllis Willis, Michael Greger, M.D., Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé, and Miyun Park (detaild bios below).
About the Author
Moby is one of the world's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful musicians. Known for his political and social activism, he has been a vegan for more than fifteen years. He is the co-founder of Teany, as well as a nationally distributed line of beverages and a bestselling cookbook by the same name. He lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Moby
1 Health by Brendan Brazier
2 Environment by Lauren Bush
3 Taxpayers by John Mackey
4 Animals by Wayne Pacelle
5 Climate Change by Gowri Koneswaran and Meredith Niles
6 Childrens Health by Sara Kubersky and Tom OHagan
7 Workers by Christine Chavez and Julie Chavez Rodriguez
8 Communities by Paul and Phyllis Willis
9 Zoonotic Diseases by Michael Greger, M.D.
10 Global Hunger by Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé
Epilogue by Miyun Park
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