The Vegatarian Myth; food, justics, and sustainability, written by Lierre Keith

I just got this one in the mail today and have yet to read it. Though I have to admit I'm biased towards locally sustainable meat based diets so maybe this book will just be preaching to the converted. Regardless, I'm always interested in learning different perspectives on a variety of issues, and have long understood the inherent flaws with veganism. If anyone wants to read it, just let me know and I'd be glad to loan it out:)

From the back cover:

We've been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in The Vegetarian Myth she argues that we've been led astray -- not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance.

The truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won't save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil -- the basis of life itself. Keith argues that if we are to save this planet, our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair; it must come from inside living communities, not be imposed across them.

Part memoir, part nutritional primer, and part political manifesto, The Vegetarian Myth will challenge everything you thought you knew about food politics.