The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability

The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability


By (author) Lierre Keith

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  • Publisher: PM Press
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 23mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oakland
  • ISBN 10: 1604860804
  • ISBN 13: 9781604860801
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: b/w illus
  • Sales rank: 15,837

Product description

Part memoir, nutritional primer & political manifesto, this text exposes the destructive history of agriculture - caused the devastation of prairies & forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate & destroyed the topsoil - & asserts that, in order to save the planet, food must come from within living communities.

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Author information

Lierre Keith is a writer, a farmer, and a feminist activist. She is the author of the novels "Conditions of War" and "Skyler Gabriel." She splits her time between Northampton, Massachusetts and Humboldt, California.

Review quote

"["Vegetarian Myth"] is one of the most important books people, masses of them, can read, as we try with all our might, intelligence, skill, hope, dream, and memory, to turn the disastrous course the planet is on." --Alice Walker, prize-winning author, "The Color Purple"