No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution

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Conari Press, Apr 1, 2012 - Social Science - 208 pages

Internationally known vegan and bestselling author John Robbins has continued his observations and investigations into food politics and food-related issues of the day in his popular HuffingtonPost column,

No Happy Cows collects these recent observations along with never before published material for the first time in book form. Robbins shares his dispatches from the frontlines of the food revolution: From his undercover investigations of feed lots and slaughterhouses, to the rise of food contamination, the slave trade behind chocolate and coffee, what he calls the sham of “Vitamin Water,” and the effects of hormones on animals and animal products.

Topics include:The skinny on grassfed beefGreed and salmonellaJunk food marketing to kidsSoy and Alzheimer’sHormones in our milkPlus many more.

Robbin’s trenchant and provocative observations into the relationships between animals and the humans who raise them remind us of the importance of working for a more compassionate and environmentally responsible world.


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This is a terrific book. John Robbins addresses the impact some of our food choices have on our bodies and the environment without being preachy or condescending. Even if you are an avowed carnivore ... Read full review


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Further Reading and Other Resources
About the Author
John Robbins Website

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John Robbins is the author of the bestselling The Food Revolution, Diet for a New America, and No Happy Cows. His life and work have been featured on PBS. He lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Visit them at

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