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The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World [Audiobook] [Paperback]

John Robbins
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1 Aug 2001
John Robbins, the man who started the "food revolution" with the ground-breaking Diet for a New America, boldly posits that, collectively, our personal diet can save ourselves and the world. His latest book presents compelling new information regarding the fields of nutrition, heart disease and cancer, agribusiness, and bioengineering. It discusses the latest discoveries about the relationships between diet and longevity, aging, and vitality. Armed with powerful statistics, fascinating viewpoints, and incisive exposes, Robbins argues for adopting a vegetarian diet for personal well-being as well as for the well-being of the planet.

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  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Conari Press,U.S.; New title edition (1 Aug 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573247022
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573247023
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.3 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 711,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Robbins is the author of Diet for a New America, The Food Revolution, and the widely acclaimed Reclaiming Our Health. His life and work have been featured on the PBS special, Diet for a New America. Groomed to follow in the footsteps of his father, founder of the Baskin-Robbins empire, he chose a different, more authentic path for himself. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
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This book sets out to tell the truth about today's food industry and its impact on our health and the environment. Beware though, once you've read it you may never eat another hamburger again - unless it's organic of course. It is not for the fainthearted however and contains damning and often disturbing information about factory farming methods that underlines the pain and suffering endured by livestock.
The book is broken down into sections on diet, the treatment of animals, the environment and genetic engineering. It is packed full of insightful information that has come out of recent research in the fields of nutrition, medicine, and agriculture.
Statements such as: 'two thirds of the food sold in US supermarkets are genetically modified' and '..the average North American consumes, per day, the rather staggering total of 53 teaspoons of sugar' highlight some of the problems perpetuated by the food industry.
This is a fascinating read which uncovers practices that we'd probably be happier not knowing about. Robbins obviously feels very passionately about his subject and the book conveys his sense of anger and outrage. It also makes a great case for organic food and should appeal to new customers as well as to the converted.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a life changing book 29 Oct 2005
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It is amazing how many people I have met who site John Robbins' previous classic book "Diet for a New America" as the book which has had the biggest influence on their life. This book is basically a rewritten, enlarged and updated version of "Diet for a New America". It explains the extreme benefits of adopting a whole foods plant based diet. He presents the scientific evidence supporting the multiple health benefits for eating this way, as well as the strong ethical reasons. It is above all a fascinating read, written by the person who was the sole heir to Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest ice cream company (he rejected it to live according to his own values). One also gets a deep sense of the immense compassion of the man through his writing. John Robbins is someone I would certainly want at the table of my fantasy dinner party! It would make for a lively and interesting conversation and hopefully the chef would be persuaded to prepare some wonderful healthy vegan food. By the way he never mentions the word vegan but that is what you will want to be if you read this book!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars life changing book 24 Dec 2010
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Amazing book that opens up your eyes to the reality of this messed up world.
i have cried 3 times so far reading it. If i ever go to the usa i will never touch a morsel of meat and possibly try to be as vegan as i could manage...i dont want to be a blind supporter of this crap society any more. i am starting on the path to become vegetarian now, we'll see how that goes. Vegan is best though. Most people just dont wanna know whats really happening, ignorance is bliss an all that b*****ks.
I will pay my teenage daughter to read this book...
Another brilliant book is 'the china study'. i have bought many copies to give to people i care about. its my bible! check the reviews! :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing book. 2 Jan 2010
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I devoured the contents of this book in a few days during a trip to the states and it changed my life.
Comprehensively and not patronisingly it discusses many reasons for abstaining from the use of animal products, converting me from fully fledged omnivore to a happy, healthy vegan!
The only down side for me was that, as written by an American author, it focusses on the industry there and not really in the UK.
A must read for anyone in my opinion!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 6 Mar 2010
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This is a beautifully written, compelling book about the vital part diet plays not only in your own health, but the planet's too. It also discusses the appalling treatment of farmed animals.

I wish everyone would buy a copy!

And pity the poor author, whose life savings were lost / stolen in the Madoff scandal.
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