The Vegetarian Myth

  • by Lierre Keith
  • Narrated by Joyce Bean
  • 11 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

We’ve been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we’ve been led astray - not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance.
The truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won’t save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil - the basis of life itself. Keith argues that if we are to save this planet, our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair: it must come from inside living communities, not be imposed across them. Part memoir, part nutritional primer, and part political manifesto, The Vegetarian Myth will challenge everything you thought you knew about food politics.


What the Critics Say

"Lierre Keith’s book is beyond fantastic." (Dr. Michael Eades, author of Protein Power)
"This book saved my life. Not only does The Vegetarian Myth make clear how we should be eating, but also how the dominant food system is killing the planet. This necessary book challenges many of the destructive myths we live by and offers us a way back into our bodies, and back into the fight to save the planet." (Derrick Jensen, author of Endgame and A Language Older Than Words
"Everyone interested in healthy eating should be grateful to Lierre Keith." (Sally Fallon Morell, President, The Weston A. Price Foundation)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Mind Blowing

The content and message within this book absolutely blew my mind. So insightful and makes a ton of sense. It did lose me when the author strayed away from the topic of vegetarianism to talk about feminism but it was still well worth a read. The content is mostly referring to American farming and diets so not universally applicable to other western societies but it gets there eventually.
The narrator was not the best especially when using Americanisms for words rather than the traditional English.
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- Lewis

title is deceiving

This book is only tangentially about the merits or otherwise of a vegetarian diet from a health perspective. It's more concerned with feminism and the ethics behind farming practices. That still might be interesting, but unfortunately it’s not really a very deep analysis.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-01-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio