The Vegetarian Myth - Lierre Keith

The Vegetarian Myth

By Lierre Keith

  • Release Date: 2009-05-01
  • Genre: Lifestyle & Home
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 19 Ratings

Description

Part memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto, this controversial examination exposes the destructive history of agriculture—causing the devastation of prairies and forests, driving countless species extinct, altering the climate, and destroying the topsoil—and asserts that, in order to save the planet, food must come from within living communities. In order for this to happen, the argument champions eating locally and sustainably and encourages those with the resources to grow their own food. Further examining the question of what to eat from the perspective of both human and environmental health, the account goes beyond health choices and discusses potential moral issues from eating—or not eating—animals. Through the deeply personal narrative of someone who practiced veganism for 20 years, this unique exploration also discusses alternatives to industrial farming, reveals the risks of a vegan diet, and explains why animals belong on ecologically sound farms. 

Reviews

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    2
    By Strummerguy
    Can't believe that she uses Wikipedia as a resource... I couldn't even do that in the 6th grade... Too bad because I really like the idea of this book.
  • A recovering vegetarian

    5
    By Mr. Zeg
    After reading this book, I tell people that I'm a recovering vegetarian. Keith lays out the case for giving up your vegetarian ways in favor of our original human diet. She debunks the frequent claims of moral superiority, environmental superiority, and even health superiority of the vegetarian diet. Many people that have joined the paleo lifestyle movement used to be either vegan or vegetarian, and Keith gives you the knowledge, the willpower, and the facts to get you and our planet back to good health. C'mon, you know all that processed soy fill-in-the-blank is destroying your health.