Diet for a New America

by John Robbins (Author)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
This well-documented expose of America's "factory farms" should prompt even
die-hard meat-and-potatoes lovers to reevaluate their diets. Asserting that "we
are ingesting nightmares for breakfast, lunch and dinner," Robbins, who is
medical director of the California Institute for Health and Healing, details how
livestock is raised under increasingly industrialized conditions by
"agribusiness oligopolies." Grazing and foraging have given way to debeaking,
tail-docking, dehorning and castration, and treatment with pesticides, hormones,
growth and appetite stimulants, tranquilizers and antibioticswhich, in turn, are
assimilated by humans. The author correlates our "protein obsessed" society with
a higher incidence of arteriosclerosis, osteoporosis, cancer and other
degenerative diseases, as well as freakish occurrences like premature puberty
from estrogen contamination. As Robbins debunks nutritional myths perpetuated by
the powerful meat and dairy industries (indicting as well his family's
Baskin-Robbins ice-cream empire), this is sure to prove controversial. Photos
not seen by PW.

Vegetarian Times magazine
From the outset of reading this volume I was enthralled. The book is a pleasure
to read, as engrossing as the most exciting novel. Yet this is no novelit deals
directly with the most important personal issues and decisions of our lives.
When I finished reading Diet for a New America, I knew that in my hands lay one
of the most profound studies ever written of how our eating habits affect our
lives, and indeed all of life on our planet . . . If you read only one book this
year, let it be this one.

Product Details

Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: HJ Kramer; Second Edition edition (April 14, 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0915811812



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