Author of Diet for a New America and The Food Revolution
Animals do not 'give' their life to us, as the sugar-coated lie
would have it. No, we take their lives. They struggle and fight to the
last breath, just as we would do if we were in their place.
Awareness is bad for the meat business. Conscience is bad for the
meat business. Sensitivity to life is bad for the meat business. DENIAL,
however, the meat business finds indispensable.
Whether we acknowledge it or not, we all have a choice to be
either accomplices in the status quo or everyday revolutionaries. We
have a choice whether to succumb to the cultural trance, eat fast food,
and race by each other in the night, or to build lives of caring,
substance, and healing. So much depends on that choice.
From the book
Healthy at 100
The joy is that we can take back our bodies, reclaim our health, and
restore ourselves to balance. We can take power over what and how we
eat. We can rejuvenate and recharge ourselves, bringing healing to the
wounds we carry inside us, and bringing to fuller life the wonderful
person that each of us can be.
It is increasingly obvious that environmentally sustainable
solutions to world hunger can only emerge as people eat more plant foods
and fewer animal products. To me it is deeply moving that the same food
choices that give us the best chance to eliminate world hunger are also
those that take the least toll on the environment, contribute the most
to our long-term health, are the safest, and are also, far and away, the
most compassionate towards our fellow creatures.
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