Breaking news: meat is bad for you, for the planet, for the universe! Meat takes a ton of energy to feed and bring to maturity, making it a net negative for the environment (lots more calories expended to create meat than what meat brings to the table calorie-wise). Lappe shares her personal story of learning about the meat crisis, dumping her husband along the way, moving to Berkeley, and becoming a force behind the meatless movement.
A lot of (too much?) attention is spent hammering home the point that you don’t need to eat meat to get protein. She also includes several recipes for meatless meals.
Readable as a relic from the 1970s, as one of the books that touched off the Eating Better movement.
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