• 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 4.6 (20 ratings)

Summary

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

Enlightening

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

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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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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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5 out of 5 stars
By Maureen on 10-10-16

A real eye opener

First I read How Not To Die, then The China Study. Now The Food Revolution. They have all been so informative. This one is especially an eye opener. I never thought I would become a vegetarian; certainly not a vegan. but when my 23 yr old son decided to give up animal products to lower his cholesterol, I became concerned about the usual misconceptions. Was he getting enough protein and calcium? He was already thin and at first he dropped weight quickly. I was sure he was losing muscle mass. So I ordered these books to learn how to support him and help him get adequate nutrition. Now I'm eating a whole food, plant based diet with him. His weight has leveled off and his cholesterol numbers are improving. I no longer believe the false advertising and lies of the dairy, meat, fast food and even the agricultural industries I am so grateful to have found doctors who are doing all they can to spread the truth. Thanks to this book I now understand that it is not only healthy for humans to consume a Whole Food, Plant Based Diet, but it is also healthier for our planet. I don't know how much of an impact I alone can have on helping our planet, but I believe I am about to change my own future and I feel responsible for doing whatever I can to improve the future of this planet which does all it can to sustain us. it's the least I can do.

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