• The Food Revolution

  • How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World
  • By: John Robbins
  • Narrated by: John Robbins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 21-02-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (19 ratings)


Here, the man who started the "food revolution" with the million-plus-selling Diet for a New America, boldly posits that, collectively, our personal diet can save ourselves and the world. If, according to chaos theory, the beating of a butterfly's wing can cause a hurricane in another part of the world, try this out for chaotic cause and effect: monarch butterflies are dying in droves due to genetically-engineered corn growing in the Midwest. There is also a direct correlation between the Big Mac in your hand and the mile-wide river now running across the North Pole. Learn the truth about foods we are eating that are, in Robbins' words, "unsafe on any plate."
©2001 John Robbins (P)2001 Phoenix Books
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Critic reviews

“The message is enough to scare you straight off processed foods.” ( AudioFile)
“Well researched and lucidly written… this book is sure to spark discussion and incite readers to examine their food choices.” ( Publishers Weekly)
“Those who want to know more about vegan diets will gain many insights from his provocative book.” ( Library Journal)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Caroline Nobee on 18-03-15


Great book. Some of the voices were a bit robotic but I enjoyed it overall.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By J on 13-07-16

Enlightening...what we all should know about food

What did you like most about The Food Revolution?

The information is this book empowers you to make a difference to the current corporate power structure - eg food production and pharmaceuticals, environment, improve personal health, and animal welfare - all by choosing what food you put into your mouth.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me sad about the state of the world but hopeful that individuals can make a difference.

Any additional comments?

Buy it or borrow it and listen or read. Then make the changes...

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 18-03-12

The Revolution That Is A Wake Up Call

Where does The Food Revolution rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks at the top 3.

What other book might you compare The Food Revolution to and why?

It works effectively as a precursor or a follow up to the The China Study by T. Collin Campbell.

What does John Robbins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Robbins brings more inflection and passion to his written words.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

This book can and has changed lives for the better. There is so much going on in the food industry that the average person is not aware of. Robbins doesn't throw out glittering generalites. In the printed book, he presents his information and backs it with scientific findings from an exhaustive number of footnotes. This is important to note since you don't realize this just from the audio book alone. The information is solid and thankfully he is helping to heal the planet, one reader at a time.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Eric on 20-01-17

Good but filled with repetitive lofty rhetoric

I enjoyed the book and feel it was well researched and organized, but the constant repituous sermon prose was very irritating.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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