Voices of the Food Revolution. John Robbins

Voices of the Food Revolution - John  Robbins

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      First published in 2013 by Conari Press, an imprint of

      Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC

      With offices at:

      665 Third Street, Suite 400

      San Francisco, CA 94107


      Copyright © 2013 by John Robbins and Ocean Robbins

      All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC. Reviewers may quote brief passages.

      Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

      Robbins, John.

      Voices of the food revolution : you can heal your body and your world—with food! / John Robbins and Ocean Robbins.

      pages cm

      Summary: “Join John and Ocean Robbins for 21 intimate, game-changing conversations with some of the world's leading “food revolutionaries”: scientists, doctors, teachers, farmers, economists, activists, and nutritionists working on food issues today”—Provided by publisher.

      ISBN 978-1-57324-624-8 (pbk.)

      1. Diet in disease. 2. Diet therapy. 3. Nutrition. I. Robbins, Ocean, 1973- II. Title.

      RM216.R62 2013



      Cover design by Stewart Williams

      Interior by Maureen Forys, Happenstance Type-O-Rama

      Printed in the United States of America


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      The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information Sciences—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials Z39.48-1992 (R1997).



      Dedicated to the day, hopefully soon, when no child, anywhere on earth, lacks healthy food or abundant love.

      This book is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. If you have any specific concerns about your health or nutrition, please consult a qualified health-care professional.




       Part I: What Is the Optimal Diet for Human Beings?

       1. Dean Ornish, MD: Simple and Proven Breakthroughs That Are Changing The World

       2. Caldwell Esselstyn, MD: You Can Prevent and Cure Heart Disease. Period

       3. Neal Barnard, MD: Eating to Thrive

       4. Dr. T. Colin Campbell: Is Animal Protein Good for You?

       5. Joel Fuhrman, MD: Specific Steps to Excellent Health

       Steps You Can Take: Nutritious, Delicious, and Affordable

       Resources for Health and Nutrition

       Part II: GMOs: How Dangerous Are They?

       6. Jeffrey Smith: Take Genetically Engineered Foods Out of Your Diet—Immediately!

       7. Dr. Vandana Shiva: How to Stop Big Ag

       Steps You Can Take: Protecting Your Family from GMOs

       GMO Empowerment Resources

       Part III: Eating as if the Earth Mattered (Which It Most Certainly Does!)

       8. Bill McKibben: The Greatest Threat to the Survival of Civilization as We Know It

       9. Ronnie Cummins: Truth about Organic Foods

       Steps You Can Take: Food for a Healthy Planet

       Resources for Sustainable Food

       Part IV: Humane Food for a Compassionate World

       10. Gene Baur: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food

       11. Nicolette Hahn Niman: Eating Right and Righteously

       12. Rory Freedman: How to Stop Eating Misery and Start Looking Fabulous

       Steps You Can Take: Action for Humane Food

       Resources for Ethical Action

       Part V: The Politics of Dinner—Food Policy for Healthy People

       13. Dr. Raj Patel: Global Hunger, Global Hope

       14. Michele Simon: How the Food Industry Undermines Your Health and How to Fight Back

       15. Dennis & Elizabeth Kucinich: Bringing Sanity to Public Food Policy

       16. Morgan Spurlock: Super Size Me

       17. Nikki Henderson: Food Access in Historically Underinvested Communities


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