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DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA

Author: ROBBINS JOHN

Description: Since the publication in 1987 of Diet for a New America, beef consumption in the United States has fallen a remarkable 19 kpercent. Diet for a New America is considered by many to be one of the most important contributors to this dramatic shift in eating habits. In the first section, John Robbins takes an extraordinary look at America's dependence on animals for food and the often inhumane conditions under which these animals are raised. It becomes clear that the price paid for such eating habits can be measured in the suffering of animals. The second section challenges the belief that consuming meat is necessary for optimum health by pointing out the vastly increased rate of disease caused by pesticides, hormones, additives, and other chemicals that are now a routine part of food production. The author shows how the production, preparation, and consumption of food can once again be a healthy process by omitting meat entirely from the food chain. In the third section, Robbins looks at the global implications of a meat-based diet and concludes that the enormous amount of resources consumed in the production of meat is a major factor in ecological crises.

Publisher: NEW WORLD LIBRARY

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ISBN: 9780915811816