We’ve been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based philosophy and spent 20 years as a vegan. InN The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we have been led astray, not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance.
The truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won’t save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate and destroyed the topsoil - the basis of life itself. Keith argues that to save this planet, our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair: it must come from inside living communities, not be imposed across them.
Part memoir, part nutritional primer and part political manifesto, this book will challenge everything you have ever believed about food politics.