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Comfortably Unaware: What We Choose to Eat Is Killing Us and Our Planet
     

Comfortably Unaware: What We Choose to Eat Is Killing Us and Our Planet

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by Richard Oppenlander
 

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In Comfortably Unaware, Dr. Richard Oppenlander tackles the crucial issue of global depletion as it relates to food choice. 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

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In Comfortably Unaware, Dr. Richard Oppenlander tackles the crucial issue of global depletion as it relates to food choice. 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. Oppenlander

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Publishers Weekly
Oppenlander’s powerful message—that “our current food choices detrimentally affect climate change and global warming more so than do all the cars, planes, trucks, buses and trains used worldwide,” and therefore veganism is the key to our survival—isn’t well served by his presentation. While he appears to have shocking facts on his side (“80 percent of the world’s starving children live in countries where food surpluses are fed to animals that are then killed and eaten by more well-off individuals in developed countries”), he makes gratuitous arguments that undermine his own credibility. Rather than simply applaud Al Gore’s work on the risk that energy consumption poses for Earth’s future, the author accuses him of avoiding truths inconvenient to him, because of “ties to the current livestock industry”—an allegation that Oppenlander admits is only speculative. More serious is Oppenlander’s glossing over the pragmatics of how any politician could make headway on the issue in a post–Citizens United political landscape. The billions of dollars the meat industry would pour into opposing any effort to ban meat consumption goes unaddressed, as does the challenge of changing the thinking of people whose ancestors have been carnivores for hundreds of thousands of years. Agent: Jenée Arthur, Jenée Arthur Agency. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780825306228
Publisher:
Beaufort Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
556,269
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Oppenlander has devoted his life to improving the health of our planet. Since 1976, he has extensively studied the effect our food choices have on our health and their immense impact on our environment. He is also president and founder of a sustainable organic food production business. He has been a featured guest appearing on radio shows, in newspapers, and in magazines, and speaks around the country about Global Depletion--the loss of our resources, food supply, and our own health.

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Comfortably Unaware: Global Depletion and Food Responsibility . . . What You Choose to Eat is Killing Our Planet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Gwendolyn24 More than 1 year ago
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!
TreeHugger123 More than 1 year ago
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.
Tompkins4Life More than 1 year ago
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.
Chris81 More than 1 year ago
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.
BethanyJ More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This books presents clear evidence as to why eating plant-based is one of the best things we can do for the health of our planet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago