I won't lie about the book - I did not finish reading it. I didn't have to. I couldn't read on.
I am already convinced about the health benefits of a vegan diet. I was intrigued by the profound impact of a meat-based diet on the environment. But once the book got into the animal welfare and cruelty of modern factory farming I couldn't take it anymore.
I stopped reading right there. Not only did I find the treatment of the animals deplorable but it made me sick just to be human. Our ability to be cruel is profoundly depressing to me.
Don't get me wrong, I believe that it is important to get the word out about our farming methods. It's just that I could not stomach the knowledge.
That said this was the book that committed me to leading a better life by choosing to eat things that give me the best nutrition and the least impact on the environment.
The first question people ask is, where do you get your protein? Well, it turns out we are getting far too much as it is and that there is plenty of it in plants and in the right proportions that you need not worry.
I've been on an nearly vegan diet for almost a year and I have seen the benefits already. My blood pressure is down, cholesterol too. And I've dropped 20 pounds.
I liked that the book looked into the complete impact of eating.
Even if you are not moved to make a change after reading it, you will come away from it with a deeper understanding of our food.
The Food Revolution Network - https://foodrevolution.org/
John Robbins website - https://www.johnrobbins.info/