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Stolen Harvest by Vandana Shiva
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Oct 11, 11

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Read in October, 2011

This book tells an important story of the impact of our current industrial food system on our environment, our culture, and our bodies. It is compelling and disturbing. It amazes me how easily the American people have relinquished our rights to nutritious and diverse foods without even realizing it. This is a quick read that has a lot of important information. An example of what I learned in this book: cows are herbivores; they need roughage. However, they are being fed a high-protein diet on these big industrial farms, so to compensate for the lack of roughage they are being fed plastic scrubber sponges. I didn't believe it at first but found an article in a 1991 Journal of Farm Sciences that this has been determined to be an acceptable solution to the cow's need for roughage. Does anyone else find this inhumane and inappropriate?
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Sfahrney Makes you want to go vegetarian. That is despicable on so many levels.


Tory It really is. We're trying to find as many ways as possible to reclaim our food sources, such as buying meat from a local, organic farm. Unfortunately, the best choices can be cost prohibitive.


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