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Food Revolution by John Robbins
Reviewed by Howard Lyman
Collegiate Dictionary defines revolution as a fundamental
change in the way of thinking about something. The title for John
Robbins new book is very aptly named. This book will change not
only the way you think about food -- it will change the way you
Twenty chapters, with over nine-hundred footnotes, track the studies
and statements of top researchers from around the world as they
respond to the public relation claims of the meat and dairy industry.
When we see the industry claims refuted, time and again by the best
minds in the diet and environmental community, we start to see why
there is a revolution going on.
I cannot count the number of times I have been asked to provide
the study that supports the facts I use. The Food Revolution
provides a convenient method of proving issues that the majority
of Americans have never realized to be true. It is not what we
know that is the problem; it is what we know that isn’t so, that
is the problem.
The Food Revolution will shine light on those "facts" that
industry hopes you won’t believe. Interesting facts such as: half
of all the fish caught in the world are fed to livestock or that
2.5 acres of crop land can produce enough vegetables for twenty
people, enough grain for fifteen people, enough chicken for two
people or enough beef for one. These revelations really make you
stop and think about how we are using our resources.
Griffin, a government official, from the Center for Disease Control
and Prevention states, "Is it reasonable that if a consumer undercooks
a hamburger that their three-year-old dies?"
Placing the total responsibility on the shoulders of the consumers
for food safety explains why USDA would accept test results indicating
that 89% of hamburger tested containing E.coli 0157:H7 to be accepted
as normal. This bacterium is known to kill young children.
If your main interest is the environment, The Food Revolution
has something for you. For instance cattlemen claim that global
warming evidence is inconclusive while at the same time forty -nine
Nobel Prize winners, in a letter to the President, stated that it
is the most serious environmental threat of the 21st century. We
must educate ourselves and as the Prizewinners state, " Only by
taking action now can we insure that future generations will not
be put at risk."
John’s first book, Diet for A New America, changed the way
many folks were eating. The Food Revolution will give those who
are still eating the standard American diet documented facts about
their junk food addiction while there is time for a change.
John Robbins has written a book that can save more people from an
early death than were saved by the use of penicillin. Do yourself
a favor and read, The Food Revolution and pass it on to someone
you love before it’s too late.
many of you became vegetarians
after reading "Diet for a New America?"
the book that turned Sabrina and me into vegetarians, and
has at the least been some sort of influence with most vegetarians
happy to announce that John Robbins has written what we predict
will be the DFNA for the new millenium -- "The Food Revolution."
Food Revolution" hits US and Canadian store shelves this week,
and presents a mountain of facts, figures and compelling anecdotes
about animal vs. plant-based foods.
book Robbins also presents the meat industry side at every
turn and in their own words -- they damn themselves very effectively.
are also sections on GM foods, food borne disease and a host
of other riveting, related topics. Be sure to check out his
epilogue to the pig farmer story featured in DFNA.
is available in stores and on John Robbins' brand new website.
John Robbins' new book our highest recommendation.
- Jeff & Sabrina Nelson
John Robbins' new site!
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