The Vegetarian Myth


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Part memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto, this controversial examination exposes the destructive history of agriculturecausing the devastation ofprairies and forests, driving countless species extinct, altering the climate, and destroying the topsoiland 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 eatingor not eatinganimals. 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 441g
  • Oakland, United States
  • English
  • b/w illus
  • 1604860804
  • 9781604860801
  • 17,000

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"["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""
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About Lierre Keith

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.
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