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Diet for a Small Planet

2014-12-29 13:46| Publisher: earthcaring| Views: 1304| Comments: 0|Author: Frances Moore Lappé|From: Wikipedia

Abstract: The book has sold over three million copies and was groundbreaking for arguing that world hunger is not caused by a lack offood but by ineffective food policy. In addition to information on meat produ ...

Diet for a Small Planet is a 1971 bestselling book by Frances Moore Lappé, the first major book to note the environmental impact of meat production as wasteful and a contributor to global food scarcity. She argued for environmental vegetarianism, which means choosing what is best for the earth and our bodies — a daily action that reminds us of our power to create a saner world.

The book has sold over three million copies and was groundbreaking for arguing that world hunger is not caused by a lack of food but by ineffective food policy. In addition to information on meat production and its impact on hunger, the book features simple rules for a healthy diet and hundreds of meat-free recipes. "Its mix of recipes and analysis typified radicals' faith in the ability to combine personal therapy with political activism."

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Topics covered in the book:

  • Part I: Earth's Labor Lost—Protein in United States agribusiness
  • Part II: Bringing Protein Theory Down to Earth—Protein in human nutrition
  • Part III: Eating From the Earth: Protein Theory Applied—Includes tables of food values, and explanations relating proteins to caloric and economic factors
  • Part IV: Combining Non-Meat Foods to Increase Protein Values—Guidelines and recipes
  • Appendices, Notes, Index

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