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I found this book an enlightening read. Strongly suggest any new vegans out there to read this book and see what destruction agriculture is causing this planet. A real eye opener.

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Very impressed with the contents of this book. Amazing insight.
The author is very completely right about the health issues involved in the vegetarian and vegan lifestyle, BTDT, though I did not
manage to keep it up as long as she did. In the end I learned how to restore my health before permanent damage was done.
I furthermore also recommend reading this book for the way she describes how a sustainable lifestyle can be achieved. I do how ever wonder how we can convince the politicians to change their attitude.
And Doug, please read before you write.
FWIW, without sufficient nutrients you actually do wreck your spine, but that is really beside the point of the book.
 

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Never before has a feminist anarchist writer received so much attention from the 'masses'! Meat eating men all over the world are all of a sudden prepared to side with 'the enemy'! People like Lierre Keith are anti-establishment and ani-society, and THAT appears to be the main motivation behind this book. Vegetarianism (or in her case veganism) has gone 'mainstream', it's just not anarchic enough anymore, it's too 'square'. She became vegan for all the wrong reasons: she's anti-authority. No self respecting vegetarian or vegan should be perturbed by this book. The 'pseudo scientific' approach amounts to nothing more than 'girly waffle'. Given that over half the land mass of the planet is now grazing land for livestock, and that two thirds of all 'vegetarian' crops in the US are fed to livestock, it is difficult to understand her perspective on sustainability. Whatever your views on this book, the fact is, it should have been called 'The vegan myth'. But THAT would'nt have the same impact would it! Can people STOP confusing vegetarianism with veganism! 

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Be careful with this book. Regardless of which side of the argument you fall on it is poorly researched. There are a lot of facts that are misrepresented. Some of her arguments are based on forums on the Internet (we all know how valuable discourse on the Internet can be and others on things she's heard who knows where.
She talks about "vegetarian activists" claiming that an acre of land can only support 2 chickens. Then she says that Joel Salatin, a sustainable farmer, says he can fit 250 of them on an acre. The two numbers represent different things. The first is how much grazing area a chicken needs in order to survive for one year without external sources of feed and the second is a biodynamic farm where the chickens have an acre to run around in. 250 represents the maximum the farmer can farm while in his estimation still being humane. He is supplementing what they forage with food he supplies to them.
I wouldn't waste my time with this book.
 

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The Rachel Carson of our generation. As important as "Silent Spring". Honestly. Well researched, ruthlessly logical and objective. If only everyone operated on this level. Thank you Ms. Keith!

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A must read for a plundered planet. This book challenges the magical thinking that has got humans into the predicament we are dealing with today. While most of the Food Fascists will scream and rant and hold their ideology even tighter, smart and open thinkers will be liberated from the dogma of the food industry and the new age movement. 

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I was a vegan for 2 years, and my health has suffered greatly. I too have issues in my back, between the shoulder and spine, as well as many other issues which I -hope- can be resolved by correcting my diet and eating meat again.
I've been too sick for too long, and thanks to this book and other resources I've found online, I dont feel guilty about going back to meat, because I now understand what eating meat actually means.
I only got about halfway through this preview, but I don't see how any logical person could deny any of the points that have been made, unless of course they were blinded by ideology, like I used to be...
 

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This book is RIGHT on! It is well written and perfectly explained. I hope mainstream America will see how harmful and damaging this Myth has been to the planet, our health and political conscience. Read the book, Read Taubes book, too.
And Doug- hahahahahaha.

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A very poetic explanation of how we can create a more sustainable world.

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The author is a woman, perhaps 'Doug' should limit his reviews to books he's actually read.


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