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Episode-858- Lierre Keith on The Vegetarian Myth

Lierre Keith Author of The Vegetarian Myth

Lierre Keith Author of The Vegetarian Myth

I first found Lierre Keith on Peak Moment TV being interviewed by Janaia Donaldson.  She is the author of a book highly recommended by Robb Wolf called, “The Vegetarian Myth”.  When I heard her explain many of the roots of why we are told veganism is so good for us I knew I had to bring her on TSP.

The Forward of The Vegetarian Myth explains, “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 diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we’ve 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 if we are 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.

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