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Food for Thought
Planetary Healing Begins on Our Plate
Camila Perussello, PhD
ISBN: 9781590566626
Book (Paperback)
Lantern Publishing & Media
$39.95
7 x 10 Inches
325 pages
125 Graphs & Photos
March 8, 2022


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Food for Thought empowers and inspires readers to make informed and healthier choices to create a better world for themselves and our planet.

Food for Thought
seeks to enlighten people about their power as individuals to shape industry and society starting from the food they eat. The reader is invited to question who is really benefiting from our present food system through a detailed science-based analysis of food production and consumption. Perussello discusses how the production and consumption of animal products go well beyond the blatant violence against non-human animals: she posits that animal agriculture is procuring a world of disease, unhappiness, injustice, and environmental depletion. The author then presents an accessible, science-based analysis of animal food production from the perspective of Food Process Engineering. She then provides insightful discussions on the health, ecological, social, and spiritual implications of our diet. This information is supported by powerful photographs taken by Animal Equality's undercover investigators in animal farms worldwide. The author elaborates on the relationship between microbial pathogens (including Covid-19), antibiotic resistance, and the consumption of animal products, rendering this book a timely reading.

Food for Thought also unveils myths on "humane" and "sustainable" animal foods, such as organic milk, grass-fed meat, and cage-free eggs, demonstrating how animal agriculture is the antithesis of compassion and sustainability, regardless of farm size, production system, and geographical region. Food for Thought is ultimately an invitation to a regenerated society. This book will help vegetarians and omnivores align their actions with their values and live a happier, more fulfilling life. The unprecedented views on food production offered by this compelling reading will also empower vegans in communicating with their non-vegan peers about the importance of following a plant-based lifestyle.

Camila Perussello, Ph.D., is an extensively published Food Engineer. She has worked as a food scientist in different parts of the globe, gathering evidence on the sustainability and ethics involved in animal food production. She is the recipient of several research grants by Brazilian and European governments as well as funding for vegan outreach from California-based The Pollination Project. Her focus includes pressing matters such as animal-origin pandemics, climate change, diet-related illnesses, food security, world hunger, and animal rights, and defends a shift towards a plant-based food industry. Dr. Perussello recently quit her job as a scientist in a renowned Irish university (linked to animal agriculture funding) to do independent research and animal rights activism.
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