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    DescriptionPart 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.

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    The Vegetarian Myth
    Food, Justice, and Sustainability
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lierre Keith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 452 g
    ISBN 13: 9781604860801
    ISBN 10: 1604860804

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPW
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 613
    BISAC V2.8: HEA017000
    B&T General Subject: 290
    Ingram Subject Code: HO
    Libri: I-HO
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 304.28
    BISAC V2.8: HOM022000, TEC003070
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    DC22: 613.262
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    LC classification: TX392 .K377 2009
    Illustrations note
    b/w illus
    PM Press
    Imprint name
    PM Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    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
    "In "The Vegetarian Myth" ex-vegan Lierre Keith argues that saving the planet and ending the suffering found in factory farms can not be achieved by refusing to eat animals, it can only be achieved by boycotting modern agricultural practices, which Keith calls 'the most destructive thing that people have done to the planet.'" --www.mercola.com