Diet for a small planet

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Ballantine Books, May 12, 1982 - Cooking - 496 pages
Here again is the extraordinary bestselling book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new way of eating-- one that remains a complete guide for eating well in the 90s. Featuring: simple rules for a healthy diet; a streamlined, easy-to-use format; delicious food combinations of protein-rich meals without meat; hundreds of wonderful recipes, and much more.

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User Review  - KLSimpson - LibraryThing

Loved this book. This was one of the first vegetarian books I read, and it was truly inspiring. Lappe has changed some of her views since writing this (food combining), but it's a wonderful primer on animal rights and vegetarianism. I haven't tried any of the recipes, but they sound good. Read full review

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User Review  - pansociety - LibraryThing

The classic has been updated, containing the author's prognosis of the world hunger situation and the continuing need for eating "lower on the food chain"; the recipes have been made easier, more varied, and tastier. Read full review

Contents

Recipe for a Personal Revolution
5
Diet for a Small Planet for the 1980s
59
Diet for a Small Planet Revisited
115
The Debate
172
Lessons for the Long Haul
183
EATING WELL ON
215
1
176
But It Takes Too Much
227
Amount of Water to Produce 1 Pound of Protein from Various Food Sources
77
Impact of the Experimental American Diet
118
Sodium in Fresh versus Processed Foods
129
Fiber in 4 Slices of Bread and Other Foods
131
Control of Our Food by Shared Monopolies
143
The Price of a Brand Name
146
Who Owns the Fast Food Giants
149
Hypothetical AllPlantFood Diet Just to Prove a Point
163

Understanding Protein
237
Meatless Menus for Special Occasions
317
Part IV
343
Recommended Books
393
ProteinCalorie Guidelines for Evaluating
407
F Cost of One Days Protein Allowance
444
Index
483
List of Figures
26
A Protein Factory in Reverse
70
Calories of Fossil Fuel Expended to Get 1
75
Hypothetical Mixed Plant and Dairy Diet Just to Prove a Point
166
The Problem of a Limiting Amino Acid
175
The FoodProtein Continuum
176
Demonstrating Protein Complementarity
177
Summary of Complementary Protein
180
Relationships
181
Calorie Cost per Gram of Usable Protein
224
Cost of Getting One Days Recommended Protein Allowance
226
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About the author (1982)

Frances Moore Lappe, author of fifteen books, has received seventeen honorary doctorates and was the fourth American to receive the Right Livelihood Award, called the Alternative Nobel Prize. She is cofounder of Food First, the American News Service, and the Small Planet Institute, www.smallplanetinstitute.org.

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