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Diet for a New America

(book, John Robbins)

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Originally published in 1987, Diet for a New America is a startling examination of the food we currently buy and eat in the United States, and the astounding moral, economic, and emotional price we pay for it.

Author John Robbins takes an extraordinary look at our dependence on animals for food and the inhumane conditions under which these animals are raised. It becomes clear that the price we pay for our eating habits is measured in the suffering of animals, a suffering so extreme and needless that it disrupts our very place in the web of life.

Robbins challenges the belief that consuming meat is a requirement for health by pointing out the vastly increased rate of disease caused by the pesticides, hormones, additives, and other chemicals now a routine part of our food production. He shows us that the high health risk is unnecessary, and that the production, preparation, and consumption of food can once again be a healthy process.

He also looks at the global implications of a meat-based diet, and concludes that the consumption of the resources necessary to produce meat is a major factor in our ecological crisis.