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Harvest For Hope

A Guide to Mindful Eating
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Paperback Book
September, 2006
$20.99 CAD
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In Harvest for Hope Jane Goodall takes a hard look at the food we produce and consume, then argues convincingly that each individual can and must make a real difference in the world. The renowned scientist shows readers how easy it is to create positive change, one bite at a time. Chapters end with specific, practical advice about “What you can do” thus, leaving readers feeling inspired, informed and hopeful.

Harvest for Hope takes readers through the early history of agriculture, through the mismanagement of crop farming to today’s genetically modified foods and the horrors of factory farming. On a smaller scale, Dr. Goodall focuses on choices that can be made at an individual level—eating vegetarian and favoring restaurants and markets which use locally-grown, organic produce and goods. Readers will find advice on how to change their lifestyles as well as demand systemic change—from improved labeling of organic foods to better water conservation. Perhaps more importantly, readers will discover the extraordinary individual and worldwide benefits of eating mindfully.

I have three little grandchildren and when I think of how we have harmed this planet since I was their age I feel deep pain… One way in which we can truly make a difference is to think about what we eat. Each decision we make—what we choose to buy, choose to eat, will have an impact on the environment, on animal welfare—and, importantly, on human health… I hope this book will help people understand what is going on…

“A lucid, anecdote-filled introduction to the world of food, revealing how our food production affects us and how our choices affect the environment...Consider this book the shopping list for you and your children’s future.” —Paul Hawken, author of The Ecology of Commerce

“Do yourself a favor. Read a copy of Harvest for Hope. I promise you: your life will change in countless ways, all of them for the better. One of those rare truly great books that can change the world.” —John Robbins, Diet for a New America

“Jane Goodall’s generous, playful spirit imbues every fascinating page… full of mind-expanding observations… a personal, tender wake-up call….” —Frances Moore Lappé, author of Hope’s Edge


Publisher’s Description: 

The renowned scientist who fundamentally changed the way we view primates and our relationship with the animal kingdom now turns her attention to an incredibly important and deeply personal issue-taking a stand for a more sustainable world. In this provocative and encouraging book, Jane Goodall sounds a clarion call to Western society, urging us to take a hard look at the food we produce and consume-and showing us how easy it is to create positive change.Offering her hopeful, but stirring vision, Goodall argues convincingly that each individual can make a difference. She offers simple strategies each of us can employ to foster a sustainable society. Brilliant, empowering, and irrepressibly optimistic, HARVEST FOR HOPE is one of the most crucial works of our age. If we follow Goodall's sound advice, we just might save ourselves before it's too late.

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