Comfortably Unaware: Global Depletion and Food Responsibility... What You Choose to Eat Is Killing our Planet [NOOK Book]

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In Comfortably Unaware, Dr. Richard Oppenlander tackles the crucial issue of global depletion as it relates to food choice.
Do you know the true cost of the food you eat every day? What resources were used and what was destroyed in order to get that food to your plate? What does the word sustainable really mean when applied to your food choices and how sustainable is that particular food to your own health?

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Comfortably Unaware: Global Depletion and Food Responsibility... What You Choose to Eat Is Killing our Planet

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Overview

In Comfortably Unaware, Dr. Richard Oppenlander tackles the crucial issue of global depletion as it relates to food choice.
Do you know the true cost of the food you eat every day? What resources were used and what was destroyed in order to get that food to your plate? What does the word sustainable really mean when applied to your food choices and how sustainable is that particular food to your own health?

What you choose to eat is killing our planet, says noted lecturer and author Dr. Richard Oppenlander. In Comfortably Unaware, he reveals the truth about food choice and its impact on our world. He doesn't stop at merely identifying the problem. He describes, with clarity, its cultural and political origins and offers a viable solution.

We should all be committed, he tells us, to understanding the reality and consequences of our diet, the footprint it makes on our environment, and seek food products that are in the best interest of all living things. His forthright information and stark mental images are often disturbing, and that's how it should be. As the guardians of Planet Earth, we need to be shaken out of our complacency, to stop being comfortably unaware, and to understand the measures we must take to ensure the health and well-being of our planet and of ourselves.

Dr. Oppenlander breaks down the information in easy-to-read chapters that touch on issues ranging from the rainforests (depleting the lungs of our planet), to water and oceans, to world hunger, to the air we breathe (yes, food choice affects oxygen and the quality of the air). His fresh insight on this suppressed, and often controversial, topic goes well beyond the now-familiar warnings about global warming and use of fossil fuels. His information is essential reading; he provides entirely new perspectives on our culture and how this global crisis reached such startling proportions, as well as, most important, how to solve the problem.
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Editorial Reviews

Neal Barnard
"Comfortably Unaware will open your eyes to the global effects of your food choices and hopefully will encourage you to make a difference. As vegan diets gain popularity across the country for a way to improve health and the welfare of animals, it's no secret that the environmental effects of this diet can have a positive effect on our planet. Comfortably Unaware helps readers take a closer look at just this - how to heal the planet by changing what's on your plate. A health and environmenta
Jane Goodall
"Comfortably Unaware explains, so clearly, how what we choose to eat has a direct impact on the health of Planet Earth: how modern agro-business and our thoughtless appetites are, quite literally, destroying the environment and the future of our children. I urge you to read it, to think about its message, discuss it with your friends and start to change the world, one bite, one meal, one diet at a time."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984620586
  • Publisher: Langdon Street Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 177
  • Sales rank: 572,398
  • File size: 366 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Oppenlander has devoted his life to improving the health of our planet. Through literary work or in person, he brings an eclectic combination of experiences regarding this topic spanning the past 40 years. His medical research during the 1970s gave way to clinical experiences over the years treating thousands of patients, many of those with nutritional and dietary issues. Since 1976, he has extensively studied the effect our food choices have on our health and the immense impact those choices have on our environment. Dr. Oppenlander has given hundreds of lectures, presentations, and open discussions on this topic. He is also president and founder of a business that produces organic sustainable food. He has been a featured guest appearing on radio shows, in newspapers and magazines. With Comfortably Unaware as well as with his speaking engagements, Dr. Oppenlander addresses the fact that our current choices of foods are causing Global Depletion-the loss of our land, water, air/atmosphere, food supply, biodiversity, energy resources, and our own health. In a compelling fashion, he reveals serious inefficiencies and unsustainable practices in our current food production systems and explores unique solutions. Along the way, Dr. Oppenlander challenges the reader with new insights regarding how this has happened exposing our cultural, social, educational, governmental and even media influences.
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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    Highly Recommended A MUST READ FOR ANYONE WHO CARES ABOUT HEALTH!

    This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the sustainability of our planet and human existence... I have become "aware" of my own food choices and how they impact the future of our Earth and have made significant changes to my own lifestyle. I like how Dr.Oppenlander does not hold back on anything--it is all based in truth and factual information that needs to be told as so many people are stumbling through life uninformed and basically brainwashed by the media and organizations that care only about making money...just as I was! He opens our eyes to what is really going on in the food industry and does an amazing job of communicating the necessity for changing our eating habits if we want our children's children to have a future on this planet. THANK YOU to the author for conveying this need for change in an easy-to-read book that I feel will help make more people UNCOMFORTABLY AWARE and will hopefully make some changes as I have!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    Comfortably Unaware on NOOKbook!

    What you choose to eat is killing our planet! Read Comfortably Unaware and learn how to fight global depletion through our food choices. Easy read and very informative.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    Just read the NOOKbook! - Can't wait to buy hard copies for friends!

    I'm so happy there is a now a book out that presents true facts and solutions in regards to global depletion. I just found Dr. Oppenlander's COMFORTABLY UNAWARE Facebook page and blogs that expound on the topics in his book. "LIKE" COMFORTABLY UNAWARE on Facebook and check it out.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    A MUST READ!

    What a great book! I read this book and it honestly has changed the way I live. I'm so happy there is a book out there that educates people that are comfortably unaware of their eating habits. Thanks to Dr. Oppenlander, I am comfortably unaware no more! The world could be a healthier, better place if everyone reads this book.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    Extremely Relevant and HIGHLY recommended!

    I HAVE read this book and it is quite honestly amazing. With 'Comfortably Unaware', Dr. Oppenlander provides clear and obviously well researched information about the sustainability of our planet and the effects our food choices have in the world. This is shared on a level of simply spreading awareness and providing information to become educated on what is happening in the world as it relates to our daily choices. Not many people have the strength to put out information that is difficult to hear, but it is necessary and I admire and respect Dr. Oppenlander for taking that chance. Comfortably Unaware is about providing information to help make the world a better place. Everyone should not only read this book, but share it with everyone they care about for the health of the planet and future generations.

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    Highly recommend this book

    Buy it, read it, enjoy it, learn from it. Help save our planet by spreading the message that comes from Comfortably Unaware. Big props to Dr. Oppenlander for putting this book together for the world to enjoy. READ THIS BOOK!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2011

    Have a positive impact on our planet and read Comfortably Unaware!

    Dr. Oppenlander's message is inspiring and informative. Simply put, Comfortably Unaware explains how we can heal our planet by changing what we choose to eat. TRUST ME, you will love the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2011

    Finally a book that gets the message right.

    Best book out there on the topic of global depletion and our food choices. Dr. Oppenlander doesn't hold anything back on the truth. Been waiting for a book like this to come out for a long time! Thanks!

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