The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability

Lierre Keith

status Copy #1 (2614): in
genre Food » Food Philosophy
publisher PM Press
publish date May 1, 2009
popularity checked out 3 time(s)


  • By Bill Svoboda -

    Reviewing a book about porn is safe and easy compared to reviewing a book about food & dietary habits. This book is a fierce crusade against vegetarianism in general and especially veganism. In my case, Lierre Keith was pretty much preaching to the choir- and NOT to the audience she’s especially trying to reach (girls up to their middle teens). Even so, I felt she went overboard with some of her arguments -especially in the “Nutritional Vegetarian” section-I almost expected to look out my window and see malnourished, dead and dying vegetarian/vegans littering the landscape. The Vegetarian Myth is full of passionate and/or well documented arguments- but I’m not certain how effective arguments are against Myths-or if the way to a better world is through denouncing what others do or don’t eat.

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