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The Food Revolution

Change what you eat and the planet you live on.

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In these current eco-aware times, we are overturning all aspects of our lifestyles and wondering how can we improve our health and the health of our planet?

In The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World, author John Robbins ( Diet of a New America ) encourages us all to adopt vegetarian lifestyle for not just the planet for ourselves as well. The book, which also includes a foreword by Dr. Dean Ornish, examines how the practices of the our food industry has increased global warming, led to animal cruelty, unsafe meat production and consumption and genetically modified food.

Robbins, who is actually an heir to the Baskin Robbins empire, then focuses on the massive positive shift that is occurring throughout the entire world to undo some of this damage and lead to more humane and healthier food practices and eating behaviors. He discusses the role that the organic food movement, policy changes and consumer activism are playing for a true Food Revolution where the health of all living beings is honored and respected.

PRO
  • Inspires greater awareness about what we eat and how our food is raised
  • Promotes change on a small individual level which has far-reaching effects
  • Graphic and eye-opening details of current food production practices has the power to call readers to act
  • A vegetarian lifestyle is healthy for the planet and when done correctly, healthy for you also
CON
  • Vegetarian lifestyle does not appeal to all
  • Facts and information presented are very graphic, yet honest
DIET and NUTRITION

The Food Revolution encourages us all to not just less meat but to not eat meat at all. Page after page of information elucidates how eating a plant-based diet can lead to a reduction in heart disease, obesity, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. In addition, the rise and threat of genetically-modified foods, the loose regulations in our meat inspection plants and a host of other eye-opening facts are provided in the book's 20 chapters.

The Food Revolution does not provide a specific meal plan but it does provide you with the knowledge and motivation to make changes to your diet.

EXERCISE

No exercise information is given.

CONCLUSION

A controversial read by an heir of the Baskin Robbins ice cream empire, The Food Revolution gives an jaw-dropping account of how the food production and consumption trends have led to global warming, obesity, inhumane animal practices and a rise in food-borne disease. But rather than point to all that is wrong in our current food system, Robbins motivates the reader to take action and become a vegetarian as he not only discusses frank facts and figures of the perils of eating meat but also how The Food Revolution is taking place all over the world in an effort to better our individual and collective health.

Common Misspellings

Teh Food Revolution, Food Revolution, Food Resolution, Vegetarian Diet


Related Diets: Vegan Diet, Vegetarian Diet, Ornish Diet, The Soy Zone, The Gorgeously Green Diet


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Susan Kricket

Excellent book!! Highly recommend it!

posted Nov 22nd, 2009 2:27 pm



   
 

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