We’ve been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we’ve been led astray - not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance.
The truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won’t save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil - the basis of life itself. Keith argues that if we are to save this planet, our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair: it must come from inside living communities, not be imposed across them. Part memoir, part nutritional primer, and part political manifesto, The Vegetarian Myth will challenge everything you thought you knew about food politics.
©2009 Lierre Keith (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Lierre Keith’s book is beyond fantastic." (Dr. Michael Eades, author of Protein Power)
"This book saved my life. Not only does The Vegetarian Myth make clear how we should be eating, but also how the dominant food system is killing the planet. This necessary book challenges many of the destructive myths we live by and offers us a way back into our bodies, and back into the fight to save the planet." (Derrick Jensen, author of Endgame and A Language Older Than Words
"Everyone interested in healthy eating should be grateful to Lierre Keith." (Sally Fallon Morell, President, The Weston A. Price Foundation)
The fact that this book is written by a former vegetarian/vegan, and not someone who has never tried the lifestyle and eating style that is being criticized and dissected.
Too many eye-opening truths to pick out just one.
The narrator made this very long book very easy to listen to.
While I've never been a vegan or vegetarian, I've always had in the back of my mind that this would be a more moral way to live, not to mention healthier. I am so glad that I decided to read this book before making such a drastic change in my lifestyle. The truths that the author presents were most eye-opening, as they were either things I had never considered, or were in fact exactly the opposite of what I had previously believed. If you or someone you know is considering diving into a plant-based diet lifestyle, please take a look at the information so well presented in this book.
Like it - gives new perspectives and counter some beliefs.
Good to hear what author went through to get to her standpoint.
This book will open your eyes and get the ball rolling. Listen with an open heart and mind and you will enjoy and learn from this book. What more can you ask for?
Probably! I've read it once, then listen it a second time. There is a lot of great information and the author presents some angles I've never thought about before.
It just feels like she wrote the book herself! SHe could have fooled me.
Are you crazy! This is way too dense! You need to listen to it bit by bit and process it between sittings.
The bias of the author obvious and said from the beginning. If most of the information is good, it makes you wonder about some of the conclusions the author comes to with the actual evidence. It always feels like she is trying to convince you instead of just lying down the facts. So great book, but make sure your critical thinking switch is on at all time, doubt everything the author says and double check the evidence before making up your mind or talking about it with other people!
Likes resting his eyes...
The hAnger rant of a rabid ex-addict,
a manly evangelism of half-truths,
alarm that still whets reaction,
like blue plastic in a burger.
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