The Sustainability Secret

Author: Kip Anderson,Keegan Kuhn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 160887821X

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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Discover the biggest issue in conservation today. This companion to the documentary Cowspiracy explores the impacts of the most environmentally destructive industry on the planet: animal agriculture. The award-winning documentary Cowspiracy presents alarming truths about the effects of animal agriculture on the planet. One of the leading causes of deforestation, greenhouse gas production, water use, species extinction, ocean dead-zones, and a host of other ills, animal agriculture is a major threat to the future of all species, and one of the environmental industry’s best-kept secrets. The Sustainability Secret expands upon Cowspiracy in every way. Journey with authors Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn as they discover one shocking statistic after another and interview leading businesses, environmental organizations, and political groups about the subject of animal agriculture and its disastrous effects. Extended transcripts, updated statistics, tips on becoming vegan, and comprehensive reading lists provide an in-depth overview of this planetary crisis and demonstrate effective ways to offset the damage through personal dietary choices. Firmly rooted in science and supporting research, The Sustainability Secret reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact of the meat and dairy industry and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.

EcoMind

Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want

Author: Frances Moore Lappe

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 1568587430

Category: Science

Page: 304

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In EcoMind, Frances Moore LappŽÑa giant of the environmental movementÑconfronts accepted wisdom of environmentalism. Drawing on the latest research from anthropology to neuroscience and her own field experience, she argues that the biggest challenge to human survival isnÕt our fossil fuel dependency, melting glaciers, or other calamities. Rather, itÕs our faulty way of thinking about these environmental crises that robs us of power. LappŽ dismantles seven common Òthought trapsÓÑfrom limits to growth to the failings of democracyÑ that belie what we now know about nature, including our own, and offers contrasting Òthought leapsÓ that reveal our hidden power. Like her Diet for a Small Planet classic, EcoMind is challenging, controversial and empowering.

Mad Cowboy

Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat

Author: Howard F. Lyman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743219058

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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Told by the man who kicked off the infamous lawsuit between Oprah and the cattlemen, Mad Cowboy is an impassioned account of the highly dangerous practices of the cattle and dairy industries. Howard Lyman's testimony on The Oprah Winfrey Show revealed the deadly impact of the livestock industry on our well-being. It not only led to Oprah's declaration that she'd never eat a burger again, it sent shock waves through a concerned and vulnerable public. A fourth-generation Montana rancher, Lyman investigated the use of chemicals in agriculture after developing a spinal tumor that nearly paralyzed him. Now a vegetarian, he blasts through the propaganda of beef and dairy interests—and the government agencies that protect them—to expose an animal-based diet as the primary cause of cancer, heart disease, and obesity in this country. He warns that the livestock industry is repeating the mistakes that led to Mad Cow disease in England while simultaneously causing serious damage to the environment. Persuasive, straightforward, and full of the down-home good humor and optimism of a son of the soil, Mad Cowboy is both an inspirational story of personal transformation and a convincing call to action for a plant-based diet—for the good of the planet and the health of us all.

The Sustainability Secret

Rethinking Our Diet to Transform the World

Author: Kip Andersen,Keegan Kuhn

Publisher: Earth Aware Editions

ISBN: 9781608878437

Category:

Page: 216

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Discover the biggest issue in conservation today. This companion to the documentary "Cowspiracy" explores the impacts of the most environmentally destructive industry on the planet: animal agriculture. The award-winning documentary "Cowspiracy "presents alarming truths about the effects of animal agriculture on the planet. One of the leading causes of deforestation, greenhouse gas production, water use, species extinction, ocean dead-zones, and a host of other ills, animal agriculture is a major threat to the future of all species, and one of the environmental industry s best-kept secrets. "The Sustainability Secret "expands upon "Cowspiracy "in every way. Journey with authors Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn as they discover one shocking statistic after another and interview leading businesses, environmental organizations, and political groups about the subject of animal agriculture and its disastrous effects. Extended transcripts, updated statistics, tips on becoming vegan, and comprehensive reading lists provide an in-depth overview of this planetary crisis and demonstrate effective ways to offset the damage through personal dietary choices. Firmly rooted in science and supporting research, "The Sustainability Secret "reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact of the meat and dairy industry and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population"

Food Choice and Sustainability

Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won't Work

Author: Dr. Richard Oppenlander

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1626524351

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 470

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Food Choice and Sustainability tackles the critical issue of global depletion by focusing attention on what might seem an unlikely spot: our dinner plates.

Ethical Vegetarianism

From Pythagoras to Peter Singer

Author: Kerry S. Walters,Lisa Portmess

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791440438

Category: Philosophy

Page: 287

View: 9607

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For vegetarians seeking the historical roots of vegetarianism, for animal rights activists and the environmentally concerned, and for those questioning their consumption of meat, here s a book that provides a deep understanding of vegetarianism as more than just a dietary decision. This is the first comprehensive collection of primary source material on vegetarianism as a moral choice and includes the writings of Carol Adams, Bernard de Mandeville, Mohandas Gandhi, Oliver Goldsmith, Anna Kingsford, Frances Moore Lappe, Porphyry, Pythagoras, Tom Regan, Albert Schweitzer, Seneca, Peter Singer, Leo Tolstoy, and Richard Wagner, among others."

Animals and World Religions

Author: Lisa Kemmerer

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199790671

Category: Nature

Page: 346

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Despite increasing public attention to animal suffering, little seems to have changed: human beings continue to exploit billions of animals in factory farms, medical laboratories, and elsewhere. In this wide-ranging and perceptive study, Lisa Kemmerer shows how spiritual writings and teachings in seven major religious traditions can help people to consider their ethical obligations towards other creatures. Kemmerer examines the role of animals in scripture and myth, the lives of religious exemplars, and foundational philosophical and moral teachings. Beginning with a study of indigenous traditions around the world, Kemmerer then focuses on the religions of India - Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain - as well as on Daoism and Confucianism in China, and, finally, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the Middle East. At the end of each chapter, Kemmerer discusses the lives and work of contemporary animal advocates, showing what they do on behalf of nonhuman animals and how their activism is motivated by personal religious commitments. Animals in the World's Religions demonstrates that rightful relations between human beings and animals are essential for the resolution of some of the most pressing moral problems facing industrial societies.

Comfortably Unaware

What We Choose to Eat is Killing Us and Our Planet

Author: Richard A. Oppenlander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780825306860

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 180

View: 6553

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In Comfortably Unaware, Dr. Richard Oppenlander tackles the crucial issue of global depletion as it relates to food choice. We should all be committed, he tells us, to understanding the reality and consequences of our diet, the footprint it makes on our environment, and seek food products that are in the best interest of all living things. His forthright information and stark mental images are often disturbing-and that's how it should be. As the guardians of Planet Earth, we need to be shaken out of our complacency, to stop being comfortably unaware, and to understand the measures we must take to ensure the health and well-being of our planet-and of ourselves. Oppenlander

The Meaty Truth

Why Our Food is Destroying Our Health and Environment—and Who is Responsible

Author: Shushana Castle,Amy-Lee Goodman

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1632200449

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 1368

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The Meaty Truth is an eye-opening look at the massive problems caused by the American population’s food supply. Water, meat, and milk and other dairy products are filled with toxins, antibiotics, untested growth hormones, ammonia, and animal pus and manure. The current conditions of the food production industry must drastically improve, and until they do, it is absolutely vital to monitor what you eat. Castle and Goodman take a hard-hitting look at what America is putting into its food, the negative effects this has on the world, and the best ways to make healthy, informed decisions about eating. As the antibiotic age ends, the rise of pandemic diseases is approaching. Approximately half of the illnesses that claim American lives today are related to what we eat, and our health-care system is focused on treating the sick, not preventing illnesses from occurring. To fix our health problems, to continue feeding the world’s ever-growing population, and to save our planet from ecological destruction, we can no longer avoid making changes to how American meat and dairy are produced. This guide is easy to read, applicable to anyone’s lifestyle, and impossible to put down.

Soil Not Oil

Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis

Author: Vandana Shiva

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623170435

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Originally published: South End Press, 2008.

Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats

Author: Richard H. Pitcairn,Susan Hubble Pitcairn

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623367565

Category: Pets

Page: 512

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For more than 30 years, Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats has been the go-to resource for health-conscious animal lovers. This fourth edition is updated with the latest information in natural pet health, including groundbreaking research on the benefits of vegan diets for pets, as well as nutritionally complete recipes to give your pets optimal health that you can also enjoy, making home-prepared diets easier than ever. The Pitcairns also discuss behavior issues, general nutrition, and a more humane approach to caring for pets. The Pitcairns have long been the trusted name in holistic veterinary care and continue to be at the forefront of natural pet health. Written with the same compassion and conviction, the fourth edition of Natural Health for Dogs & Cats will help you give your beloved animals the healthiest, happiest life.

What the Health

Author: Eunice Wong

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524575739

Category: Education

Page: 414

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What The Health is the official, stand-alone companion book to the groundbreaking documentary of the same name, directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, directors of the award-winning documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. If the film is a peephole, then this book knocks down the entire door, diving into expanded interviews, extensive research, and personal narratives. Scientific literature shows that eating saturated fatmainly found in animal products like meat, dairy, and eggsis more strongly associated with death than smoking cigarettes. Think about that. If, at a neighborhood cookout, the dad next door offered youand your childa cigarette and a light, how would you react? And yet we accept, with thanks, the glistening beef burgers from that same dad. Whats the difference between taking the cigarette and the burger? The smell and the taste. The social assumptions. The habits. The lack of knowledge. Journey with Kip and Keegan as they crisscross the country, talking to physicians, dietitians, cardiologists, pediatricians, bariatric surgeons, lawyers, economists, activists, and food safety advocates in a passionate search for the truth about the food we eat, and the stunning implications for our health and the countrys cascade of killer diseases. Along the way they meet Ren Miller, whose home is routinely drenched by manure cannons from the factory farm next door; slaughterhouse vet Dr. Lester Friedlander who blew the whistle on Mad Cow Disease; political prisoner Jake Conroy; and world-class athletes like former NFL-defensive lineman David Carter and ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll, who completed 5 Ironman triathlons in under a week, and many other fascinating characters, each with their own piece of the puzzle. There is a health revolution brewing. Many people know theres something terribly broken about the industrial food, medical, and pharmaceutical systems, but they dont know what it is. Its no wonder, because there is an intricate political and corporate apparatus in place to keep them from finding out. People think heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are inherited, not realizing that what theyve actually inherited are the eating habits of their parents and grandparents. Lifestyle choices like diet and (lack of) exercise are responsible for about 70 percent of deaths in this country. Diseases that kill millions can be prevented, or even reversed. What The Health takes you on an adventure, uncovering the lethal entwining of the food, medical, and pharmaceutical industries with our own government, and the corporate, legislative web designed to confuse the public and keep Americans chronicallyand profitablyill.

OMD

The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline, and Save the Planet

Author: Suzy Amis Cameron

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 1501189476

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

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Change the World by Changing One Meal a Day Suzy Amis Cameron—environmental advocate, former actor, and mom of five—presents a clear-eyed and accessible guide for you to improve your health and shrink your personal carbon footprint simply by swapping one meat- and dairy-based meal for a plant-based one every day. The research is clear that a plant-based diet is the healthiest diet on Earth. But what many people don’t realize is that nothing else we do comes close to the environmental impact of what we eat. Now Suzy Amis Cameron explains how we can boost energy, feel better, live healthier, and heal the Earth, starting with just one meal a day. Developed at MUSE School, the school she founded with her sister Rebecca Amis, Suzy’s program makes it possible for anyone and everyone to reverse climate change while they embrace a healthier lifestyle. This one simple step will begin to help you lose weight and stay naturally thin, reverse chronic health concerns, improve overall wellbeing, enjoy newfound energy, and slash your carbon footprint in half. In OMD, Suzy shares her field-tested plan, outlining the latest science and research on why a plant-based diet is better for one’s health and the environment. Featuring fifty delicious, nourishing recipes and complete with inspiring success stories, shopping lists, meal plans, and pantry tips, OMD is an all-in-one resource for anyone who wants to take care of their body and our beautiful planet at the same time.

Secular Translations

Nation-State, Modern Self, and Calculative Reason

Author: Talal Asad

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231548591

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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In Secular Translations, the anthropologist Talal Asad reflects on his lifelong engagement with secularism and its contradictions. He draws out the ambiguities in our concepts of the religious and the secular through a rich consideration of translatability and untranslatability, exploring the circuitous movements of ideas between histories and cultures. In search of meeting points between the language of Islam and the language of secular reason, Asad gives particular importance to the translations of religious ideas into nonreligious ones. He discusses the claim that liberal conceptions of equality represent earlier Christian ideas translated into secularism; explores the ways that the language and practice of religious ritual play an important but radically transformed role as they are translated into modern life; and considers the history of the idea of the self and its centrality to the project of the secular state. Secularism is not only an abstract principle that modern liberal democratic states espouse, he argues, but also a range of sensibilities. The shifting vocabularies associated with each of these sensibilities are fundamentally intertwined with different ways of life. In exploring these entanglements, Asad shows how translation opens the door for—or requires—the utter transformation of the translated. Drawing on a diverse set of thinkers ranging from al-Ghazālī to Walter Benjamin, Secular Translations points toward new possibilities for intercultural communication, seeking a language for our time beyond the language of the state.

EarthEd (State of the World)

Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610918428

Category: Education

Page: 391

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Today's students will face the unprecedented challenges of a rapidly warming world, including emerging diseases, food shortages, drought, and waterlogged cities. How do we prepare 9.5 billion people for life in the Anthropocene, to thrive in this uncharted and more chaotic future? Answers are being developed in universities, preschools, professional schools, and even prisons around the world. In the latest volume of State of the World, a diverse group of education experts share innovative approaches to teaching and learning in a new era. EarthEd will inspire anyone who wants to prepare students not only for the storms ahead but to become the next generation of sustainability leaders.

Until Every Animal is Free

Author: Saryta Rodriguez

Publisher: Vegan Publishers

ISBN: 1940184207

Category: Nature

Page: 292

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Until Every Animal is Free is an insightful, candid work heralding the Animal Liberation Movement as the next logical step on the path of social justice, dispelling many of the myths that keep us from getting there. In it, Saryta Rodriguez challenges the Myth of Human Supremacy, and explores some of the ideological pillars behind the belief that humans are superior to all other animals. This book also discusses animal liberation theory, as well as (primarily twenty-first century) efforts to put animal liberation on the public agenda.

Eat for the Planet

Saving the World One Bite at a Time

Author: Nil Zacharias,Gene Stone

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352300

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 1748

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Do you consider yourself an environmental ally? Maybe you recycle your household goods, ride a bike, and avoid too much air travel. But did you know that the primary driver of climate change isn’t plastics, or cars, or airplanes? Did you know that it’s actually our industrialized food system? In this fascinating new book, authors Nil Zacharias and Gene Stone share new research, intriguing infographics, and compelling arguments that support what scientists across the world are beginning to affirm and uphold: By making even minimal dietary changes, anyone can have a positive, lasting impact on our planet. If you love the planet, the only way to save it is by switching out meat for plant-based meals, one bite at a time.

The PLANeT BASED DIET

The Cowspiracy Cookbook

Author: Keegan Kuhn,Kip Andersen,Laura Hooper Beck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692774922

Category:

Page: N.A

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THE PLANeT BASED DIET is the official cookbook from Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, the makers of the award winning documentary "Cowspiracy - The Sustainability Secret" - a film that moved millions of people and started an environmental revolution.The chapters are written by the hilarious author and screenwriter Laura Hooper Beck (Cosmopolitan, Jezebel, Vegnews) and just like the film, this cookbook takes you on a rollercoaster of a journey to explore why eating a plant based and vegan diet is the best thing you can do to protect the environment. Each chapter addresses a different environmental issue while offering mouth-watering solutions to avoid destroying the planet.With a variety of easy-to make, yet delicious recipes, this book is the perfect companion for everyone who cares about the environment and will help you to transition in to a planet friendly diet - no mater if you are an absolute newbie or die-hard eco warrior.

They All Had Eyes

Confessions of a Vivisectionist

Author: Michael Slusher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940184234

Category:

Page: 208

View: 1900

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Most people prefer not to think too much about how biomedical and pharmaceutical research is carried out. In fact, Michael Slusher states, the truth is more brutal and horrifying than many would even believe. In this startling book, he lifts the lid on his experience as a research biologist, chronicling the animals he worked on - from mice and dogs to monkeys - and the graphic procedures that he performed on them as part of his job. He also shares his reflections on his work and the traumatic memories he carries, pulling no punches.This is a challenging but important book for anyone who is concerned about violence against animals.

What If the Shoe Were on the Other Hoof?

Author: Keith Allison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781364821197

Category:

Page: N.A

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Through essays, poems, and art, What if the Shoe Were on the Other Hoof? allows us the chance to reverse our perspective; to see what animal agriculture might look like through the eyes of the animals. It asks us to consider the impact of our choices on other humans, the environment, and the animals with whom we share this world. With both earnest contemplation and biting satire, this book acknowledges the power of the choices resting in our hands and asks that we make these choices with awareness and compassion.