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No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution



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From the bestselling author of Diet for a New America and The Food Revolution. Internationally known vegan and bestselling author John Robbins has continued to discuss food politics and food-related issues in his popular website No Happy Cowscollects these recent observations together for the first time in book form. Robbins shares his dispatches from the front lines of the food revolution: From his undercover investigations of feed lots and slaughterhouses, to the rise of food contamination, the slave trade behind chocolate and coffee, the sham of "Vitamin Water," and the effects of hormones on animals and animal products.Among the topics covered are: Does Soy Cause Alzheimer's Disease Infants Growing Breasts?: The Trouble with Hormones in our Milk Just How Bad is McDonalds? Chocolate and 21st-century Slavery Robbin's trenchant and provocative observations into the relationships between animals and the humans who raise them remind us of the importance of working for a more compassionate and environmentally responsible world. Includes an introduction by the author and an up-to-date list of books, films, and websites for further information.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Caring for All Creatures
The Metamorphosis of a Pig Farmerp. 3
Eggs and the Chickens Who Lay Themp. 17
No Such Thing as Happy Cowsp. 21
What Are We Putting into Our Bodies?
Health Food or Harm Food? The Truth about Soyp. 31
Does Soy Cause Alzheimer's?p. 60
It's Not about Size, It's about Health: Obesity and Food Choicesp. 67
The Skinny on Grass-fed Beefp. 74
Are Factory Farms Becoming Biological Weapons Factories?p. 89
Greed and Salmonella: A Deadly Duop. 95
Infants Growing Breasts: The Trouble with Hormones in Our Milkp. 100
Is Your Favorite Ice Cream Made with Monsanto's Artificial Hormones?p. 104
The Startling Health Benefits of Dark Chocolatep. 109
Industrial Food Production-and Other Dirty Dealings
No Sweetness Here: Chocolate and 21st-century Slaveryp. 115
Bitter Beans: Why Fair Trade Coffee Matters So Muchp. 128
Pink KFC Buckets?p. 132
Super Size Mep. 138
The Battle for Our Childrenp. 142
The Vitaminwater Deceptionp. 147
Being Human in This Troubled World
Remembering How Much Relationships Matterp. 153
Do Friends Let Friends Eat Junk Food?p. 158
Mikep. 162
On Sufferingp. 166
Stronger at the Broken Placesp. 170
Further Reading and Other Resourcesp. 115
About the Authorp. 183
John Rabbins' Websitep. 185
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