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Publisher's Summary

Here, the man who started the "food revolution" with the million-plus-selling Diet for a New America, boldly posits that, collectively, our personal diet can save ourselves and the world. If, according to chaos theory, the beating of a butterfly's wing can cause a hurricane in another part of the world, try this out for chaotic cause and effect: monarch butterflies are dying in droves due to genetically-engineered corn growing in the Midwest. There is also a direct correlation between the Big Mac in your hand and the mile-wide river now running across the North Pole. Learn the truth about foods we are eating that are, in Robbins' words, "unsafe on any plate."

©2001 John Robbins (P)2001 Phoenix Books

Critic Reviews

“The message is enough to scare you straight off processed foods.” (AudioFile)
“Well researched and lucidly written… this book is sure to spark discussion and incite readers to examine their food choices.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Those who want to know more about vegan diets will gain many insights from his provocative book.” (Library Journal)

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The Revolution That Is A Wake Up Call

Where does The Food Revolution rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks at the top 3.

What other book might you compare The Food Revolution to and why?

It works effectively as a precursor or a follow up to the The China Study by T. Collin Campbell.

What does John Robbins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Robbins brings more inflection and passion to his written words.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

This book can and has changed lives for the better. There is so much going on in the food industry that the average person is not aware of. Robbins doesn't throw out glittering generalites. In the printed book, he presents his information and backs it with scientific findings from an exhaustive number of footnotes. This is important to note since you don't realize this just from the audio book alone. The information is solid and thankfully he is helping to heal the planet, one reader at a time.

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  • Eric
  • Maui, Hawaii, United States
  • 01-20-17

Good but filled with repetitive lofty rhetoric

I enjoyed the book and feel it was well researched and organized, but the constant repituous sermon prose was very irritating.

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  • Andrea
  • Calgary, AB, Canada
  • 06-25-12

One of the most important books you'll ever read!

What made the experience of listening to The Food Revolution the most enjoyable?

The most amazing experience with this book was the eye-opening information on how we learn about health throughout our lives! If you want to live healthy and lose weight - READ THIS BOOK!

What other book might you compare The Food Revolution to and why?

Another worthwhile book to read besides this one is The China Study

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The Food Revolution inspired me to help the world by changing my own diet - it's incredible what an impact our own food choices have not only on our own health but the entire world and starving people on other parts of our planet!

Any additional comments?

Love, love, love, love this book!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A real eye opener

First I read How Not To Die, then The China Study. Now The Food Revolution. They have all been so informative. This one is especially an eye opener. I never thought I would become a vegetarian; certainly not a vegan. but when my 23 yr old son decided to give up animal products to lower his cholesterol, I became concerned about the usual misconceptions. Was he getting enough protein and calcium? He was already thin and at first he dropped weight quickly. I was sure he was losing muscle mass. So I ordered these books to learn how to support him and help him get adequate nutrition. Now I'm eating a whole food, plant based diet with him. His weight has leveled off and his cholesterol numbers are improving. I no longer believe the false advertising and lies of the dairy, meat, fast food and even the agricultural industries I am so grateful to have found doctors who are doing all they can to spread the truth. Thanks to this book I now understand that it is not only healthy for humans to consume a Whole Food, Plant Based Diet, but it is also healthier for our planet. I don't know how much of an impact I alone can have on helping our planet, but I believe I am about to change my own future and I feel responsible for doing whatever I can to improve the future of this planet which does all it can to sustain us. it's the least I can do.

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Robins points out the truth of Food Industry

I have much respect for Robins who could of sold out to riches that his dad made making ice cream instead he chose to find the truth behind the lies of the dairy, meat, poultry and chemical companies that poison our crops with GMO. Truly a must read among so much misinformation on diets which he backs up with references.

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Scary book!

This book is full of warnings I've heard throughout my life, but it's got them all packaged in 1 rhetorically charged combination. It definitely solidified some of my thoughts gm foods, and made me really re-think some of my other dietary choices.

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  • John
  • Skaneateles, NY, United States
  • 03-27-14

Excellent

Another great book on the myriad benefits of a whole foods plant based diet. I really wish this message would get out there more. The world would be a far better place. People would be dramatically healthier. The environment would substantially improve. And many millions of sentient intelligent animals would not spend their entire short lives in tortured misery.

Outstanding book. Highly recommended.

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Essential reading for everyone

If you want to consider what you eat, read this book.
Thought provoking, inspiring and infuriating at the same time.
If you care about the world we live in or if self preservation is an instinct you possess... READ THIS BOOK!

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Great Book

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This book literally changed my life when I first read it in early 2000. It should be required reading (or listening) for all. I also highly recommend the Food Revolution summits that John Robbins and his son Ocean hold. Knowledge is power.

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Robbins never fails to instruct and amaze.

concern for all living things shows through.
learned GMO's history.
sad that money concerns winning now, unlike his positive view of future predicted

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  • Caroline Nobee
  • 03-18-15

Enlightening

Great book. Some of the voices were a bit robotic but I enjoyed it overall.

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  • J
  • 07-13-16

Enlightening...what we all should know about food

What did you like most about The Food Revolution?

The information is this book empowers you to make a difference to the current corporate power structure - eg food production and pharmaceuticals, environment, improve personal health, and animal welfare - all by choosing what food you put into your mouth.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me sad about the state of the world but hopeful that individuals can make a difference.

Any additional comments?

Buy it or borrow it and listen or read. Then make the changes...

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  • Claire
  • 05-06-13

Didn't manage to finish it

Although I agree with the overall idea of the book, its a bit preachy & I don't agree that being a vegan is better for you than not, so I found this book a little difficult

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-31-17

Easy listening

Great story... validates my beliefs even further. Good for both plant based and meat eaters alike. Worth a listen!

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  • fabiola
  • 04-24-17

WOW!!!

this book is very well researched.
at times when i listen about what industries do to protect their profit makes me feel frustrated & powerless. but it proves that we need to be more knowledgable about where our food comes from & make changes that will help us live healthier & supports our planet at the same time.

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  • jason
  • 05-17-16

Food revolution

This book is really good even for the people with a short attention span among the facts there is also some really good stories are definitely recommend it to everyone especially people with any Health issues