A passionate activist for Health, Women, Justice, the Environment, and Sustainability, Lierre Keith is an amazing writer. Her writings on the vegetarian myth go well beyond a casual observation.
Her controversial book “The Vegetarian Myth” is deeply thoughtful and provocative, with passages that are often lyrical and sometimes hard to hear.
Her writings on the consequences of the Agricultural Revolution go far beyond the short summaries we hear from low-carb bloggers and Paleo writers.
Formerly a vegan, Lierre digs deep into the destructive role of grain-based diets on people and on the land. Like Michael Pollan and Joel Salatin, she offers a vision of truly well-rounded farming, where each part of the farm helps feed and maintain the next, restoring the land, the topsoil, and the health of the animals and people as it works.
I loved reading this book, and I think you’ll love hearing our interview. We talk about veganism, how to properly define agriculture (it’s not as easy as you think!), and whether plant-based diets are sustainable to people and to the environment. Listening to Lierre is a treat! Check out her books and other work at www.lierrekeith.com.
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