Six Arguments for a Greener Diet

Six Arguments for a Greener Diet
This careful examination of scientific studies finds that eating more plant foods and fewer fatty animal products can lead to extra years of healthy living. Happily, that same diet leads to much less food poisoning, water pollution, air pollution, and global warming. And, because fewer cows, pigs, and chickens would need to be raised, there would be less suffering on factory farms and in slaughterhouses.
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Six Arguments for a Greener Diet

Six Arguments for a Greener Diet is an important book that deserves space on the shelf of anyone concerned about the well-being of their own person, other persons, other species, or the planet…I am rooting for the authors and would liike their arguments to carry the day. I am thoroughly persuaded that the health of people, and the planet, would improve were we all to eat a more plant-based diet.
David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Prevention Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine 

"Michael Jacobson offers a win-win proposition that we cannot ignore."
Lester R. Brown
President, Earth Policy Institute              

"Six Arguments is extraordinarily well-researched and well-written in an engaging style, and is graced by marvelous illustrations. It should be read by any person concerned about food, agriculture, health, environment, and animal welfare."
Bernard E. Rollin
University Distinguished Professor,         
Colorado State University

"Any one of the six arguments presented in the book could stand alone as ample justification for moving toward a more plant-based diet. Put all of them together, and the case is simply overwhelming."
Wayne Pacelle
President and CEO,
The Humane Society of the United States


"Six Arguments is a great description of the links between our diet and serious environmental and health problems. I hope that readers and policy makers will implement the book's many recommendations."
Walter Willett, M.D.
Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, 
Harvard School of Public Health

"While there are serious differences of opinion about issues relating to the animal foods component of the American diet, the provocative policy discussions in this book should be must reading for anyone interested in the future of food and agriculture."
Dan Glickman
former Secretary,
U.S. Department of Agriculture              

"Six Arguments for a Greener Diet 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
Director, Center for a Livable Future
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


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