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The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life And Our World

The Food Revolution

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“Like blades of grass bursting through a crack in a thick slab of concrete, something is seeking to break through the walls we have put between us and our kinship with the Earth. It is the awesome power of Creation itself. It is the same force that turns the tides, brings rain to parched earth, entices the bee to the flower, and ignites new life in countless species.

Maybe we aren’t on a one-way road to oblivion. Maybe we’re standing at a crossroad, facing what may be the most important choice human beings have ever faced, a choice between two directions. In one direction is what we will have if we do nothing to alter our present course. By doing nothing, we are choosing a world of pollution and extinctions, of widening chasms and deepening despair, a world where humanity moves ever farther from achieving its highest aspirations and ever nearer to living its darkest fears.”

—— from the book The Food Revolution

Acclaim for The Food Revolution

“Carefully researched, eminently readable, and starkly accurate, The Food Revolution will change your life. If every patient in every doctor’s office read this book, it would revolutionize the health of America.”

Neal Barnard, M.D.
President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

“John Robbins has done it again! Another brilliant, mind-altering, paradigm-shifting, lifestyle-changing, heart-expanding book from the most powerfully sane man I know. The Food Revolution will change your life and the lives of those you love. Thoughtful, penetrating, impeccably researched, it will make you laugh, then cry, then pass it on to your loved ones.”

Marianne Williamson
author, A Return To Love

“John Robbins is the leading voice in the world for restoring humanity to its proper relationship with food, the earth, and health. Read The Food Revolution and get active.”

Paul Hawken
author, Natural Capitalism

“With regard to our health and the health of our planet, The Food Revolution could be the most important book ever written.”

Neale Donald Walsch
author, Conversations With God

“In what promises to be the publishing event of the decade, John Robbins provides both the information and the encouragement we need in order to reclaim the health of our bodies and our planet. Packed with political dynamite, this book will change your life. Forthright and fearless, thoroughly researched and engagingly presented, this is must reading for everyone who eats.”

Joanna Macy
author, Coming Back To Life

“In The Food Revolution, John Robbins continues his groundbreaking research into the ill effects, both personal and collective, of the modern diet. Our food habits are the hardest addictions we face. Save your life. Save the World. Follow this book.”

James Redfield
author, The Celestine Prophecy

“A person who leads me to eat in a way that cultivates spiritual awareness is my kind of prophet. John Robbins gives me a light at the end of the tunnel as well as providing a moral compass. The truth has few allies these days. I have deep respect for John Robbins and join him in the belief that the way we eat has profound environmental impact on our planet. I think it’s high time we had a food revolution.”

Woody Harrelson
movie and TV star

“With his brilliant and sharp pen/sword, John Robbins punctures the myths and lie balloons that lay millions of Americans in their graves every year. The Food Revolution will tell you how to save and extend your own life, show you how we can all easily work to reduce suffering on Earth, and give you a vibrant and vital sensation of life and health. This is one of those rare and truly transformational books: buy it, read it, and share it with everybody you know!”

Thom Hartmann
author, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight

“Provocative and compelling, The Food Revolution delivers one of the most important messages of our time. Presented with clarity and conviction, Robbins leaves the reader sobered but inspired. He underscores the power that individuals can have when they vote with their knives and forks to save themselves and the planet. Nothing short of a call to action, this is a book to give to family, friends, and colleagues. I highly recommend it.”

Suzanne Havala
author of the American Dietetic Association position paper on vegetarian diets

“This important book reminds us of the joys of aligning our personal choices with a concern for the environment. In my path of being vegan, my body, mind, heart, and spirit have all healed and grown stronger. And the incredible joy I receive from knowing that I am lessening my impact on this beautiful planet fulfills me in ways that a meat and dairy diet never could and never will.”

Julia Butterfly Hill
environmental activist
author, The Legacy of Luna

“John Robbins has done it again. The Food Revolution is a riveting sequel to Diet for a New America. I started reading it and I couldn’t put it down. I was especially impressed with the chapters on genetic engineering. Robbins explains the situation better than anyone I’ve ever heard. For the hundreds of thousands of people like me, whose lives have been forever changed by Robbins’ work, The Food Revolution is a MUST-READ. The word revolution is normally reserved in our society for guerrillas and telemarketers. THIS revolution is ours. It’s a simple choice in the foods we eat that will have a radical effect on the world around us.”

Adam Werbach
Former President, Sierra Club

“Beautifully written, The Food Revolution is a remarkable book by a remarkable man. It opened both my eyes and my heart. This is indeed a book that can save our lives.”

Riane Eisler
author, The Chalice and The Blade and Tomorrow’s Children

“The environmental health movement has become one of the most powerful grassroots movements of our time. With this book John Robbins continues his role as one of the movement’s most outspoken and eloquent leaders.”

Fritjof Capra
author, The Web of Life

“A vital and wonderful book, and easy to digest, this is a perfect read for anyone with a body, a mind, and a heart. The Food Revolution is the most positive book of the decade.”

Ingrid Newkirk
President, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

“The Food Revolution provides a cornucopia of arresting and revealing information. Robbins shows, in ways that both shock and fascinate, how the food we produce functions as a fateful link between our health as individuals and the health of the planet that gives us life. Particularly powerful is his well-documented account of the havoc wreaked by the “big cattle” industry on everything from our arteries to our aquifers.”

Ed Ayres
Editorial Director, WorldWatch
author, God’s Last Offer

“Revealing a host of astounding facts that the food industry would like to keep hidden, John Robbins shows how healthy eating is not only good for ourselves but also for the environment. Excellent and essential reading for all who want to live healthy lives and help make the world a better place.”

Peter Russell
author, Waking up in Time and From Science to God

“The Food Revolution has arrived in the nick of time to lead us toward healthy diets and healthy farms. Readable, poignant, brilliant, and amazing — this is the book to consult for the health of your family.”

Brent Blackwelder,
President, Friends of the Earth

“In The Food Revolution, John Robbins points out that the typical American diet is not only associated with adverse effects on human health, but with the reprehensible treatment of animals and irreparable harm to our land and water. Packed with startling facts and provocative insights, The Food Revolution is compelling reading for anyone interested in nutritional health, the treatment of animals, or even, simply, the fate of the planet!”

David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H.,
Yale University School of Medicine

“John Robbins’ The Food Revolution is undoubtedly the most comprehensive and sophisticated study on the political, ethical and sane choices for a healthy diet. His candor and compassion guide the reader through advertising misconceptions to propaganda perpetuated by our food industry. If you wish to learn how to give your body optimal health, you had better tune in to the messages in The Food Revolution.”

Dave Scott
six-time Ironman Triathlon World Champion
first inductee into the Ironman Hall of Fame

“John Robbins does it again! The Food Revolution is a powerful and provocative expose of the political, economic, and social realities of our current food system. It challenges and inspires individuals to accept responsibility for our choices and to take action for positive change.”

Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis, Registered Dietitians
co-authors of Becoming Vegetarian and Becoming Vegan

“The Food Revolution is the most comprehensive and persuasive argument ever assembled for a plant-based diet being proper human nutrition. Your life and the future of humankind may depend upon the spread of John Robbins’ vital message.”

John McDougall, M.D.
medical director of the McDougall Program at St. Helena Hospital

“In The Food Revolution, John Robbins once again opens our eyes and awakens our hearts. His vision of health-enhancing, Earth-friendly food choices offers hope and direction for a nourishing and sustainable tomorrow.”

Michael A. Klaper, M.D.
Director, Institute of Nutrition Education and Research

“John Robbins is a wise man. In his engaging new book, The Food Revolution, John shares his wisdom in a way that touches our heart and mind. He makes us feel good about eating in a compassionate way that nurtures our body and soul. And his research into the dangers of genetically engineered foods is must reading for anyone concerned about health and the environment.”

Craig Winters
Executive Director, The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods

“Indispensable reading for the concerned consumer, John Robbins’ book tells you how to vote, with your knife and fork, for a sustainable, healthy, and humane world.”

Ronnie Cummins
National Director Organic Consumers Association

“John Robbins has scored again. His writing style is engaging and sufficiently personal to make it MUST reading. And most importantly, he connects the dots that need connecting–environment, personal health, societal economics, and personal meaning. Scientific researchers also would do well to read what Robbins says.”

Colin Campbell
Senior Science Advisor, American Institute for Cancer Research

“John Robbins shows the seamless integration between our food and our world. Diet and farming practices that are causing human disease are hurting animals and the planet. Now, genetic engineering, based on these damaging misunderstandings, is creating new dangers. Robbins clearly shows that the sensible path to restoring personal health is one with the path to restoring planetary health and with restoring moral relations with other living creatures.”

Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital

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