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.
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. 🙂