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Plants vs. Meats: The Health, History, and Ethics of What We Eat

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No one can live without food, but what you eat is a personal decision. Today many people are examining nutritional advice and choosing to eat more vegetables and fruits and less meat. But is all meat bad for you? What does the science say?

People also make food choices for ethical and religious reasons. Some vegetarians and vegans avoid meat because they believe killing
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Hardcover, 96 pages
Published January 1st 2016 by Twenty-First Century Books (Tm)
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Cassidy
May 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
Does not talk about plants vs meats. No point. No continuity.
Heather Brown
Plants vs. Meats offers a thorough look at what we eat and why we do so. With insights from history, religions, and even evolution, Hughes shows the ways that our thinking about foods has changed over time. Though we descended from herbivores, our ancestors were eating meat even 2.6 million years ago. Various religions have encouraged or forbidden various foods and preparation methods. Even now, scientists and nutritionists regularly change the guidelines about what and how much to eat. Plants ...more
Debbie Graham
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book but didn't much. P. 48 has outright errors. This is a well intended book but it tries to do too much ...I also thought it was interesting that it ended by presenting Ayurvedic/Taoist philosophy under "making up your own mind" as the goal. Seems to follow the evolution of the author's own life choices rather than being just informative.
Julia Hahn
Aug 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Good starter book for those looking for quick answers to questions regarding today's food industry and alternative diets that reflect ones moral or ethical values.
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