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The Vegetarian Myth
- Food, Justice, and Sustainability
- By: Lierre Keith
- Narrated by: Joyce Bean
- Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
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. e 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....
Interesting take on sustainability
- By J. S. White on 02-19-12
A very well researched perspective that is vital to understand
I recommend this book to anybody who wants to learn how to create a truly sustainable paradigm on this earth. I was a vegan, and I ate my first meal of grass fed beef today. Not simply because I realize it is healthier for my body, but because I realize it is healthier for this planet. Both industrial agriculture and industrial animal agriculture must stop. Not eating meat only eliminates one of these problems, allowing monocrop's to take over the world and destroy its topsoil.
Stop buying soy and industrially produced grains, if you don't, you are simply contributing to the bottom lines of the most abusive corporations on the planet, because they are the largest share holders in many organic and vegan food companies.
Read this book!
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Oil and Honey
- The Education of an Unlikely Activist
- By: Bill McKibben
- Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
- Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
Oil and Honey is McKibben's account of two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight - from the center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers. With empathy and passion he makes the case for a renewed commitment on both levels, telling the story of raising one year’s honey crop and building a social movement that’s still cresting.
Informative, historical and well written.
- By Kyle on 09-19-13
A very important book for these changing times
This book so clearly illustrates the in consciousness of our current capital system and what we can do to address the coming global situations. 350.org has built a powerful movementand I really respect Bill McKibben.