Friday, November 5, 2010

John Robbins' "The Food Revolution" 10th Anniversary Edition

John Robbins is widely considered to be one of the world's leading experts on the dietary link between the environment and our health. He started the food revolution and he continues to actively promote conscious food choices more than 10 years later. His work has been the subject of countless pieces in a variety of publications, television news programs, and websites and The Food Revolution is still one of the most frequently cited and talked about books of the food-politics revolution.

First published in 2001, THE FOOD REVOLUTION (Conari Press/November 2010/$19.95), was one of the very first books to discuss the negative health effects of eating genetically modified foods and animal products of all kinds, to expose the dangers inherent in our factory farming system, and to advocate a complete plant-based diet. The book garnered endorsements by everyone from Paul Hawken to Neal Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson to T. Colin Campbell, Julia Butterfly Hill to Riane Eisler. The 10th anniversary edition has new information, an updated, contemporary look and a new introduction by the author.

The book that launched the food revolution is as welcome today – maybe more so – as it was 10 years ago, and statistics bear this claim out:

There are over 100,000 copies of The Food Revolution in print;

There are a plethora of books that followed, which have a similar theme including Quantum Wellness, Eating Animals, The Face on your Plate and Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows;

More people every year are following a vegetarian or vegan diet. According to a recent study by Vegetarian Times, 7.3 million Americans are vegetarian with a further 22.8 million following a vegetarian-inclined diet; and

While other publications are losing subscribers each month, newsstand sales for Vegetarian Times increased 20% from 2007 to 2008.

After ten years in print, THE FOOD REVOLUTION is timelier than ever--and a very compelling read.

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