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Food Choice and Sustainability: Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won't Work

Oppenlander, Richard

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Title: Food Choice and Sustainability: Why Buying ...

Publication Date: 2013

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What we choose to eat is killing our planet and us, yet use of the word 'sustainable' is ubiquitous.

Explanation of this incongruity lies in the fact that sustainability efforts are rarely positioned to include food choice in an accurate manner. This is due to a number of influencing cultural, social, and political factors that disable our food production systems and limit our base of knowledge--falsely guiding us on a path of pseudo sustainability, while we devastate the ecosystems that support us, cause mass extinctions, and generate narrowing time lines that will ultimately jeopardize our very survival as a civilization.

Food Choice and Sustainability is a groundbreaking new book that anyone who cares about our future and that of other species should read--individuals, academic institutions, businesses, organizations, and policy makers. Categories of global depletion are detailed, widely held myths are debunked, critical disconnects are exposed, and profound solutions are offered.

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“The importance of Dr. Richard Oppenlander's work to save planet Earth and its animal inhabitants exceeds the importance of reversing epidemic diseases of gluttony, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Both goals, by no coincidence, require an immediate worldwide substitution of meat and dairy for common starches (rice, corn, potatoes) in the human diet.” —John McDougall, MD, Internist, Author, and Researcher "Dr. Oppenlander's important work shows how the long-term health of our planet and its inhabitants will be determined, in large part, by our willingness to adopt a plant-based diet en masse. In reading Food Choice and Sustainability, one may find empowerment that such a simple and effective remedy can begin at our next meal." —Brian Wendel, Creator and Executive Producer of Forks Over Knives “Food Choice and Sustainability makes a powerful case for how we can protect our environment. This authoritative, no-nonsense guide tells it exactly as it is.” —Neal Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine “We are at a critical and imminent tipping point. Food Choice and Sustainability is an impeccably documented, shocking, but vital wake-up call that intricately weaves food choice to the destruction of the planet, offering the one and only solution: the evolution to a plant-based diet. Dr. Oppenlander's brilliant tome is a frightening, yet inspiring call to arms that needs to be considered by all inhabitants of Earth.” —Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition and host of Veria's wellness talk show, What Would Julieanna Do? "Dr. Oppenlander's remarkable book clearly makes the case imperative: our food choices are degrading our climate, exhausting our natural resources and creating monumental struggles for people in developing world nations. We must raise our awareness and make ethical and moral food choices." —Jon Stryker, President and Founder, Arcus Foundation

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