Book Review:Six Arguments for a Greener Diet


I just received a copy of this book in the mail last week and am happy to share with my Veggie….readers, an important and timely read.

Six Arguments for a Greener Diet is all about changing our world for the better, exploring and defining six steps/goals to strive for, those being:

1. Less Chronic Disease and Better Overall Health

2. Less Foodborne Illness

3. Better Soil

4. More and Cleaner Water

5. Cleaner Air

6. Less Animal Suffering

Written by Michael F. Jacobson Ph.D and the Staff of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, CSPI ( a consumer advocacy group 900,000 strong and growing ) this is an important and timely book for anyone concerned about the current state of the environment and what we can continue to do to move towards a greener and more compassionate world.

Six Arguments is a great description of the links between our diet and serious environmental and health problems.’  Walter Willett MD

‘ Is a great guide to the powerful impact that our dietary choices-especially high meat consumption-have on our environmental footprint.’ Robert S. Lawrence MD

Reviews from the book cover.

Although a lot of this information was not new to me, it will be helpful to have so much comprehensive green information available in one handy resource book for future reference. I also realise that much of what this book is saying will be information that my ‘in the know’ Veggie….readers are already aware of and responding to.

This may still be a book that you will want to read and refer to. It would also make a wonderful gift for friends and family you may be trying to talk to about these urgent topics but who seem reluctant to listen and  want the professionals to tell them it’s so too!

A warning , some of the information, especially about factory farming practises etc, aren’t the easiest to read. But it’s reality, we need to deal with it, help to change what we can by the daily decisions we make and continue to spread the word. This book will make that easier to do for everyone.

I also have a personal connection to this book. Michael F. Jacoboson, the co-founder and executive director of the CSPI, contacted me to ask permission to include some of the photos from my cookbook, Not Just for Vegetarians,in this book, as examples of how attractive and tantalizing vegetarian meals can be. I was honored and privileged to be a part of such an important project.

Now available on Amazon and at the CSPI site,which btw is a valuable consumer resource you will also be glad you checked out.

Tell your friends, share with your families, talk to co-workers and people you meet. We are making a difference and books such as this one make the reality of a greener world not some distant dream or unrealistic concept. These are goals we all need to strive for and not give up on. It is so important.

Thanks for caring… I know you do.   🙂


9 responses

  1. Sounds like a good book. I’ll put it on my list to buy.

  2. Looks good. Is it just about food or also about a greener lifestyle too?

  3. Hiya G

    Ima going to read your emails now 😉


  4. I was just talking to someone who was sharing info about the current state of the world’s soil and the impact of our farming and eating habits. It’s something we don’t always consider!

  5. That sounds like a very interesting read!! I will have to check it out!

  6. I got your e-mail, both of them. Thanks for the rosemary recipes.

  7. Thanks for this post. How totally cool that this is available to the general public. Hope it might help “sway” some peeps!!

  8. Hard to argue with these reasons. Plus it just tastes better.

    I have to look this book up.

  9. Hi Dawn, A worthwhile read, that’s for sure and also as I said, for people not so, ‘in the know’ who may need some persuasive statistics and info. to move toward a greener lifestyle.

    Hi Dori, The book is based around the six steps listed in post so a lot more than just the green food aspect. Let me know how the recipes turn out!

    Hi Teddy, And thanks so much for yours and your excellent help too. You are tooooo nice! 🙂

    Hi Sheep, And these are issues that are SO important and need to be addressed now.

    Hi Tasha, Welcome back. Yes, I think you’d find this book very interesting.

    Hi K, And I hope so too. That’s one of the reasons I was so honored to be a part of this book, even in a small way. Making a difference, for a better world always feels good!

    Hi UV, Good point, good quality organic and ‘green’ foods do taste better, are better for us and of course, make the world a better place now and into the future.

    Thanks to all of you for your comments,
    Huggs, Happy Sunday, G 🙂

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