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Eat for the Planet: Saving the World One Bite at a Time

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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 rese ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published March 20th 2018 by Harry N. Abrams
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Jenna
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Most of us know that climate change is a very real problem facing humanity and the other species we share the Earth with. We know we should recycle, use energy saving light bulbs, limit our use of fossil fuels. What many people do not know is that eating a typical Western diet directly contributes to climate change, and in a colossal way.

Eat for the Planet is a tiny book packed with lots of facts. At times it felt a bit redundant but perhaps that is a good thing -- stressing the dangers that we
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Kate Lawrence
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: food-issues, science
Short, easy-to-read, with lots of simple graphs and boldface type, this book provides a solid argument for the immense environmental damage inflicted by livestock agriculture. Great for activists hoping to persuade others, but highly useful for anyone wanting to minimize his/her carbon footprint in the easiest possible way: change what you put on your plate. The authors skillfully convey not only the dramatic difference a major global move away from meat-eating would make, but the urgency of imp ...more
Christa
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An extremely important topic served short and to the point with data and facts.
Missy
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
The first thing that struck me about this book is its colors. The book is printed in a black, green and white tone that feels very trendy and pleasing. Flipping through the book there are a lot of images and graphs that catch the eye and make reading through it very easy.

This book is filled with more facts and information than you will know what to do with on the first read, but it is presented in a way that is not dry and has an underlying humor. This is a great book to give to someone conside
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Benjamin
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is basically if I wrote a sarcastic diatribe about how you personally could prevent worst-case climate change and included nice, themed info-graphics with said rant.

Because of the visual nature this a quick read. Additionally it's mostly accurate (eating grass-fed beef/bison/camel? could actually be a part of a climate friendly diet if you live in a semi-arid grassland biome unsuitable for calorie crops) my only 2 complaints are: 1. This isn't really about saving the planet, it's abou
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Lauren
Jun 13, 2018 rated it liked it
I've been trying very consciously to do a better job of cutting meat and dairy out of my diet unless it was locally and responsibly sourced. This book didn't give me a ton of information, but it hit home in a quick way. The industrial meat industry is perhaps more dangerous to the planet then any other, but it is definitely under reported and under represented. I understand food is a very personal thing for people, and I'm not advocating giving up cold turkey. I certainly haven't done that. But ...more
Merry
Dec 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star
An interesting little book full of facts (I presume they’re all accurate) about how the current eating habits of people in general are not eco-friendly and how in particular cutting meat out of our diets would be of benefit to the earth. It made for fascinating reading. My beef (pun intended) was that I found it unbalanced and if anything it didn’t present a complete picture. There are facts on the other side of the argument that one could easily have responded with so that reader could decide f ...more
Keith De-Lin
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This new book by Nil Zacharias and Gene Stone is the perfect quick read that’s both informative in how our current food systems are devastating our planet and full of useful suggestions on how to be part of an lasting solution. I love how this book doesn’t get bogged down in lengthy and over complicated analysis. Rather, it very clearly highlights all the key taking points in an effective way that I think will do a great job at influencing readers eating habits without overwhelming those new to ...more
Tammy Robertson
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is perfect for sharing the science behind what animal agriculture and CAFO's are doing to our planet, the place we all call home. It's small and fits perfectly in a purse and is light. It's beautifully written and the artwork inside is wonderful for reference. I was frankly shocked to find out how dangerous animal agriculture actually is. How can we continue to destroy the only home we have because we are appetite driven. It really makes you think twice about eating that burger.
Danielle
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I consider this a must read. It's a quick read with easy to comprehend graphs and real solutions to our planet's crisis. Should be on every school curriculum. I've been passing my copy around to any willing readers!
Neisha
There were a lot of good facts and infographics in the book. It all felt very repetitive though. The repetitiveness is probably the point, but I wished that there was more diversity. Good information and easy to follow.
abby paige
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5
Elise
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
A passionate argument designed for those who wish to further their sustainable lifestyle.
Adrienne
Mar 30, 2018 rated it liked it
great research, but it was a little repetitive and the arguments were a little to simplified sometimes.
Tamilyn White
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Truly a MustRead for anyone who loves on this planet.
Joseph Dubonnet
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Must read for everyone.
Melanie
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book and very informative! I will pass this on
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