- Taschenbuch: 453 Seiten
- Verlag: Conari Press,U.S.; Auflage: 10th Anniversary ed. (13. Oktober 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1573244872
- ISBN-13: 978-1573244879
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 3,2 x 14,6 x 22,2 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 82.607 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 13. Oktober 2010
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A guide to extending life, increasing energy, and preventing disease while saving the planet exposes the dangers behind certain diets and foods, and presents plant-based and healthy alternatives. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Dean Ornish, M.D., is president and director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, CA. He is assistant clinical professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and an attending physician at California Pacific Medical Center.
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Es zeigt sehr anschaulich die dringendsten Probleme unserer heutigen Zeit auf und zeigt gleichzeitig den Lösungsweg auf. Es geht sehr eindringlich auf alle verschiedenen Aspekte ein: Ernährung und der Zusammenhang mit Krankheiten, das Leid der Tiere in der Massentierhaltung und nicht zuletzt auf die Gentechnik. Ich werde nicht weiter auf den Inhalt eingehen; wen diese Themen interessieren wird dieses Buch verschlingen.
Ich habe das Buch so schnell wie noch kein zweites gelesen da es sehr gut zu lesen ist und ich seinen Schreibstil unglaublich angenehm empfand. John Robbins schreibt immer sehr mitfühlend und schafft es mit Worten seine Lebensweise und sein offenes Herz zu verdeutlichen. An einigen emotionalen Stellen im Buch war ich den Tränen nahe.
Ein kleiner Makel ist natürlich, dass dieses Buch älter ist und die Entwicklungen nur bis zum Jahr 2001 (wenn ich das richtig mitbekommen habe) reichen. Außerdem beschränkt es sich vor allem auf die (falschen) Entwicklungen in den USA, zeigt aber auch die positiven Gegenentwicklungen in der gesamten Welt auf.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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1) the health benefits of a plant-based diet;
2) the pitfalls of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food and the biotech industry in general;
3) the underlying dietary and environmental causes of cancer;
4) the threat of food-borne illness and how it can be avoided;
5) the most humane solution to world hunger;
6) and the billions of dollars worth of PR lies the public is fed to counter the truth that might set us free.
This book absolutely blew me away. Critically acclaimed author John Robbins earns full marks in terms of his passion to social justice, his unbridled commitment to quality scientific evidence, and highly-readable, compassionate, and straight-forward writing style. In every sense of the term, he has earned the title of "food prophet".
For those of you who read and loved "The Food Revolution" I also recommend Frances Lappe's "Hope's Edge" and Erik Marcus's "Vegan" and "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Polen.
Twenty chapters, with over nine-hundred footnotes, track the studies and statements of top researchers from around the world as they respond to the public relation claims of the meat and dairy industry. When we see the industry claims refuted, time and again by the best minds in the diet and environmental community, we start to see why there is a revolution going on.
I cannot count the number of times I have been asked to provide the study that supports the facts I use. The Food Revolution provides a convenient method of proving issues that the majority of Americans have never realized to be true. It is not what we know that is the problem; it is what we know that isn't so, that is the problem.
The Food Revolution will shine light on those "facts" that industry hopes you won't believe. Interesting facts such as: half of all the fish caught in the world are fed to livestock or that 2.5 acres of crop land can produce enough vegetables for twenty people, enough grain for fifteen people, enough chicken for two people or enough beef for one. These revelations really make you stop and think about how we are using our resources.
Dr. Patricia Griffin, a government official, from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states, "It is reasonable that if a consumer undercooks a hamburger that their three-year-old dies?"
Placing the total responsibility on the shoulders of the consumers for food safety explains why USDA would accept test results indicating that 89% of hamburger tested containing E.coli 0157:H7 to be accepted as normal. This bacterium is known to kill young children.
If your main interest is the environment, The Food Revolution has something for you. For instance cattlemen claim that global warming evidence is inconclusive while at the same time forty -nine Nobel Prize winners, in a letter to the President, stated that it is the most serious environmental threat of the 21st century. We must educate ourselves and as the Prizewinners state, " Only by taking action now can we insure that future generations will not be put at risk."
John's first book, Diet for A New America, changed the way many folks were eating. The Food Revolution will give those who are still eating the standard American diet documented facts about their junk food addiction while there is time for a change.
John Robbins has written a book that can save more people from an early death than were saved by the use of penicillin. Do yourself a favor and read, The Food Revolution and pass it on to someone you love before it's too late.
After reading the book myself, I then passed it off to my husband and told him not to read it if he didn't want to be vegan. He decided that while he didn't want to be vegan, he also didn't think there would be anything in the book to make him change his mind. Upon finishing the book, he went and stood in front of our open fridge for a while and then told me that when we ran out of eggs/ice cream/cheese/etc we didn't have to buy any more.
Five years and two kids later, and we still haven't.
This book is a must for anyone who, like me, can only get so far with compassion before they need hard facts to back it up. To vegetarians or vegans who are having a hard time staying on the wagon: this book will remind you why you changed your diet in the first place (and make you wonder why you questioned the decision). To omnivores who want more information on how their diets are effecting their health: this book is full of referenced medical studies that you won't be able to ignore.
Also included in the book is how the meat/animal product industry effects our world (and why you'll never be a true environmentalist if you eat meat). And of course, no book of this genre would be complete without the true story behind factory farming and the treatment of animals (slaughtering is arguably the kindest part of the farming process when compared to the torture endured while alive). However, this book packs more of a punch than others when it comes to animal welfare because you can't write it off as emotionalism.
In short, I'll tell you what I told my husband: "Don't read this book if you don't want to be a vegan."
All the other reviews are good, I just wanted to add a few points, and a few very minor nit-picks. First, a critic might want to call the book a "rehash" of Diet for a New America. And there would be some justification to that. It covers essentially the same ground with mostly the same arguments. I think a better title would have been Diet for a New America Revisited. I would have expected the publisher to want to capitialize on the "Diet for a New America" name for marketing reasons as well, as that book clearly has a lot of name recognition.
But while it in many ways could be called a "rehash" of Diet for a New America, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. The original was a great book, and John has been needing to update the book with current information for some time. So I'm very glad to see that John has done so.
Now for a few other minor nits. John recalls a story where he received annonymous transcripts from a dairy vendor's board meetings. Personally, I don't doubt the story is true. But it isn't verifiable. And I think someone reading it might feel that the story smacks of "conspiracy theory," so I think the story should have been left out.
John provides plenty of references as usual, but I did notice on occasion, John provided some statistic or information for which he did not provide a footnote. I think John should have made sure that EVERY statistic provided have some reference.
Also, in John's overall completely accurate refutation of some of the current fad diets, like Atkins, Sears (Zone Diet) and the Eat Right for Your Type Diet, he provided a probability statistic that is incorrect. Well, actually, the statistic is actually correct, but the calculation is based on already knowing that the Eat Right for Your Type Diet is rubish. Yes, the diet is rubish, but you can't first assume it is rubish, make a calculation, and then claim that the calculation proves your point. That is circular logic. It is a fine point, but it could be used by someone who wants to discredit John to show that John "just doesn't understand math." Remember, I completely agree with EVERYTHING else John said about the fad diets, and I'm only complaining about one tiny little probablilty calculation he did. But you must understand math if you are going to use math to support your thesis.
Now I'd like to take exception to something in the Library Journal's review. That review says "Robbins's zealous advocacy of plant-based nutrition and his refusal to consider the need for animal products in human nutrition throws his book off balance." That is a false assertion. While it is true that John does stongly believe vegetarian nutrition is quite healthy, John never says that he believes everyone should turn completely vegetarian. On the contrary, he indicates that animal husbandry of 100 years ago was reasonably ecologically sound and provided more nutritious food. For example, John indicates that eggs produced from true "free range" chickens contains 6 times as much essential fatty acids (good fats) as factory-farmed eggs. I feel the Library Journal's reviewer is revealing his own bias against vegetarianism rather than reading what John actually said.
I did find a few tiny little nits to pick, but don't let that deter you from buying the book. Just do it!