John Robbins author of "Diet for a New America" Buy ten copies; give them to people you love. This is the real thing.
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From the Publisher
Seattle Times book review (June 7, 1998)
"A stunning example of a true insider--in this case, a fourth-generation Montana cattle rancher--turning the tables on a bloated industry he once embraced. In no-nonsense style, he chips away at the meat monolith: the loss of topsoil from cattle grazing, the spread of 'mad cow' disease, the clearing of rainforests for ranch land, the use of pesticides, hormones and ground-up animals in raising livestock. Aside from the ethical and ecological ramifications is Lyman's own remarkable physical transformation: On a plant-based diet, he shed 130 pounds and lowered his cholesterol by more than 150 points."
(excerpt of review by Dave Bowman)