No Happy Cows

No Happy Cows

Dispatches From the Frontlines of the Food Revolution

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of essays about topics in United States food politics, including soy, hormones, and junk food.

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Internationally known vegan and bestselling author John Robbins has continued his observations and investigations into food politics and foodrelated issues of the day in his popular HuffingtonPost column, foodrevolution.org.

No Happy Cows collects these recent observations along with never before published material for the first time in book form. Robbins shares his dispatches from the frontlines of the food revolution: From his undercover investigations of feed lots and slaughterhouses, to the rise of food contamination, the slave trade behind chocolate and coffee, what he calls the sham of "Vitamin Water," and the effects of hormones on animals and animal products.

Topics include:

    The skinny on grassfed beef
  • Greed and salmonella
  • Junk food marketing to kids
  • Soy and Alzheimer's
  • Hormones in our milk
  • Plus many more.

Robbin's trenchant and provocative observations into the relationships between animals and the humans who raise them remind us of the importance of working for a more compassionate and environmentally responsible world.



Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Conari Press, 2012
Description: xix, 185 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781573245753
1573245755
Branch Call Number: 394.120973 Rob

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Aug 25, 2012

This is a fairly short paperback, so is a relatively quick read.

I've been vegan for well over 15 years and vegetarian for 20 or more. It was a book by John Robbins that convinced me to move in that direction (I'd already stopped eating red meat). It's one of the best decisions of my life. Robbins's writing has gotten even better over the years, and this is an important, engaging and at times moving, book. (Since the essays are based on blogs from The Huffington Post, I think I'll have to start reading those.) Despite some preachiness near the end, there's lots of information (much of it chilling) in this small collection and more than a little wisdom.

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