We have learned not to take food seriously: we eat as much as we want of what we want when we want it, as well as we seldom think about the health as well as environmental consequences of our choices. However the fact is that every choice we make has an impact on our health as well as on the environment. In The Vegetarian Imperative, Anand M. Saxena, a scientist as well as a vegetarian for most of his life, explains why we need to make better choices: for better health, to eliminate world hunger, and, ultimately, to save the planet.
Our insatiable appetite for animal-based foods contributes directly to high rates of chronic diseases--resulting in both illness as well as death. It also leads to a devastating overuse of natural resources that dangerously depletes the food available for human consumption. The burgeoning population as well as increasing preference for meat in all parts of the world are stretching planetary resources beyond their limits, as well as the huge livestock industry is degrading the agricultural land as well as polluting air as well as water
Continuing at this pace will bring us to the crisis point in just a few decades--a reality that threatens not only our current lifestyle however our very survival. This book shows us a way out of this dangerous as well as vicious cycle, recommending a much-needed shift to a diet of properly chosen plant-based foods
Any one of these arguments alone--personal health, worldwide hunger, as well as environmental degradation--provides reason enough to stop consuming so much animal-based food; taken together, they make an unassailable case for vegetarianism. The Vegetarian Imperative will make you rethink what you eat--and help you save the planet