Today’s blog is all about thanking Michael Casper for his splendid “review” of our book that he posted on his Casper’s Farm blog website on 10-23-12. First, I would like to share this information about Michael’s “private hotel” in the Finger Lakes region of New York:
I have never met Michael, but hope to visit him soon. Now that I am on the T. Colin Campbell Foundation board, I have business in Ithaca several times a year and look forward to my first visit to Casper’s Farm.
Now, for a few excerpts from Michael’s review of our book. (See link below for full review) Thank you, Michael.
Seriously Speaking on Life, Death and Worse… a book review
“A Healthy Read: A Review of Healthy Eating, Healthy World” by J. Morris Hicks and J. Stanfield Hicks
For those in search of a clear, concise introductory overview of the many arguments in support of a plant-based diet, including both human and environmental health, “Healthy Eating, Healthy World” is a great place to start.
Rather than focusing on what not to eat, Hicks and Hicks emphasize what we should eat, based upon “the cold hard scientific facts.”
A plant-based diet also solves the problem of world hunger, by meeting the caloric and nutritional needs of every human being while requiring under half the area of arable land currently available.
The book’s third and final section entitled “Taking Action: What Can We Do?”, provides readers with a basic blueprint for making the lifestyle change to whole plant foods. Along the way, Hicks and Hicks point out how our current economic and health-care systems work together to prevent the promulgation of the findings presented in this book.
I hope that this book makes it into the hands of many people open to exploring the relationships between diet, human health, and our environment, because it offers an excellent starting place for those ready to embark on a journey toward healthier eating and a healthier world.
Toward the end of their book, Hicks and Hicks offer this inspiring quote from The Food Revolution by John Robbins:
“To me it is deeply moving that the same food choices that give us the best chance to eliminate world hunger are also those that take the least toll on the environment, contribute most to our long-term health, are the safest, and are also far and away the most compassionate toward our fellow creatures.”
This passage effectively captures the central accomplishment of Healthy Eating, Healthy World: to bring all of these arguments for a plant-based diet together in one volume, in flowing, well-expressed prose. —Michael Casper
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(Consecutive daily blog #631)
- Link to full review. Book Review from Casper’s Farm
- Michael Casper’s blog page. caspersfarm.wordpress.com
- Casper’s Farm website. www.caspersfarm.com
- Link to the review on the Michael’s blog. A Healthy Read –a book review
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—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation