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The Vegetarian Imperative
Author: Anand M. Saxena

ISBN: 9781421402420
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 7 September 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3
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We have learned not to take food seriously: we eat as much as we want of what we want when we want it, and we seldom think about the health and environmental consequences of our choices. But the fact is that every choice we make has an impact on our health and on the environment. In The Vegetarian Imperative, Anand M. Saxena, a scientist and lifelong vegetarian, explains why we need to make better choices: for better health, to eliminate world hunger, and, ultimately, to save the planet.

Our insatiable appetite for animal-based foods contributes directly to high rates of chronic diseases -- resulting in both illness and death. It also leads to a devastating overuse of natural resources that dangerously depletes the food available for human consumption. The burgeoning population and increasing preference for meat in all parts of the world are stretching planetary resources beyond their limits, and the huge livestock industry is degrading the agricultural land and polluting air and water.

Continuing at this pace will bring us to the crisis point in just a few decades -- a reality th...

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