You Don't Need Meat

You Don't Need Meat


By (author) Peter Cox, Introduction by Neal D Barnard M.D.

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  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • Format: Paperback | 378 pages
  • Dimensions: 161mm x 232mm x 26mm | 426g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0312303386
  • ISBN 13: 9780312303389
  • Edition statement: Reprint, Subsequent
  • Sales rank: 910,803

Product description

The up-to-the minute latest news about meat-eating that our government and the meat lobby does not want us to know: --How likely is it that mad cow disease will happen here? --What are the latest additives being poured into our livestock feed, and how do these chemicals affect our children? --How is big business getting away with bombarding little kids with hours of meat advertisements every day? --If you knew what was happening in the slaughterhouses, would you continue to eat meat? --If you knew what was happening in your arteries, would you continue to eat meat?

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Author information

Peter Cox is a leading international expert on the pros and cons of eating meat. He lectures and appears regularly in the media, and was a guest on every leading television talk show when "You Don't Need Meat" was published in England. He was the first chief executive of the Vegetarian Society in England, and he coauthored the bestselling Linda McCartney's "Home Cooking." He has countless followers among food writers and nutrition experts worldwide, many of whom were happy to contribute their insider knowledge to this book.

Review quote

"This excellent book will kindle doubts in those still regularly eating animals." - Peter D. Wood, D.Sc., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

Back cover copy

"You Don't Need Meat" was first published in the United Kingdom, where it quickly became a runaway #1 bestseller. Written with a charming mixture of science, humor, and ethics, "You Don't Need Meat" investigates some of the same shocking conditions that made Fast Food Nation and Dominion such important and ground-breaking works. This completely revised and updated edition will give you all the facts you need about the meat you eat--both from a humane perspective and as a guide for choosing food that is safe for you and your family. Praise for Peter Cox and "You Don't Need Meat" "Explosive...If you've ever thought twice about the contents of the burger you're eating or felt unease when the latest meat-related disease hogs the headlines-then you should buy this book" -- "Birmingham Post "[UK] "With passion, perspective, wit, and clarity, Peter Cox challenges us to reevaluate the role--and the true costs--of traditional, meat-centered diets." -- Michael Klaper, M.D., Director, Institute of Nutrition Education and Research, Manhattan Beach, California "A must for anyone who is hovering morally about whether to give up meat." -- "Fitness" [UK]