By: John Robbins
Diet For a New America is an extraordinary look at our dependence on animals for food, and the profoundly inhumane and unhealthy conditions under which they are currently raised. It is a beautifully written and intensely moving account of these conditions, and reveals the astounding physical, emotional and economic price we unknowingly pay.
"In a tender, not strident voice, Robbins shows us why a humane society cannot be built upon an inhumane system of food production. Robbins does not play on our guilt, but shows us how our own well-being is linked to the development of radically new sensibilities to non-human life. I promise you what you perceive behind the supermarket meat counter will never be the same after reading Diet For a New America."
-Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet
"Every so often a book comes along which has the capacity to awaken the conscience of a nation. Silent Spring was one such book; I believe John Robbins?volume is destined to be another. With consummate intelligence, thoroughness and skill, Robbins takes us on a multifaceted journey which should cause all sensitive people to question their eating habits most searchingly. I couldn't put it down."
-Cleveland Amory, President of Fund for Animals and author of The Cat Who Came for Christmas
"Diet For a New America will vitalize the awakening of America. This easy-to-read yet mind-boggling book has its place in the kitchen and in the doctor's office, in every classroom, from preschool to university. For those involved in ecological and political issues, this book is a must ?so it is for all of us who long for a practical, economical way to foster a more sane, ethical and loving world.?"
-Laura Huxley, author of This Timeless Moment
About the author:
John Robbins is an author who has devoted his life to the welfare of all species and the environment. He is president of the EarthSave Foundation and makes his home in California.