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High Steaks

Why and How to Eat Less Meat
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
New Society Publishers
 | 
June, 2012
ISBN:
9780865717138
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Banyen's Description: 

Each year the average North American ingests well over two hundred pounds of animal protein. Meanwhile the global appetite for meat has increased dramatically. But feeding our meat addiction comes at tremendous cost. Maintaining our current level of consumption is ecologically impossible in the long term and undermines our personal health and community well-being.

High Steaks documents the disastrous consequences of modern large-scale industrial meat production and excessive consumption, including:

ª  The loss of vast tracts of arable land and fresh water to intensive livestock production

ª  Increased pollution, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, and accelerating climate change

ª  The environmental and health impacts of too much animal fat, and of antibiotics and other chemicals in our food.

Timely and compelling, this powerful book offers a modest, commonsense approach to a serious problem, suggesting strategies for all of us to cut back on our consumption of animal products and ensure that the meat we do consume is produced in a sustainable, ecologically responsible manner. At the same time, High Steaks describes progressive food policy shifts that will discourage factory farming and encourage people to eat in ways that support ecosystems and personal health.

Eleanor Boyle is an instructor at the Centre for Sustainability at the
University of
British Columbia
.

Publisher’s Description: 

Each year the average North American ingests well over 200 pounds of animal protein, and the global appetite for meat has also increased dramatically. But feeding our meat addiction comes at tremendous cost. Maintaining our current level of consumption is ecologically impossible in the long-term, and undermines our personal health and community well-being.

High Steaks documents the disastrous consequences of modern large-scale industrial meat production and excessive consumption including:

  • The loss of vast tracts of arable land and fresh water to intensive livestock production
  • Increased pollution, loss of biodiversity, deforestation and accelerating climate change
  • The environmental and health impacts of too much animal fat and of fertilizers, antibiotics and other chemicals in our food.

Timely and compelling, this powerful book offers a modest, commonsense approach to a serious problem, suggesting strategies for all of us to cut back on our consumption of animal products and ensure that the meat we do consume is produced in a sustainable, ecologically responsible manner. At the same time, High Steaks describes progressive food policy shifts that will discourage factory farming and encourage people to eat in ways that support ecosystems and personal health.

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