View Full Version : Looking for a book on hunger and poverty that relates to raw/veg*n
05-31-2009, 05:07 PM
Sorry for the long title! I'm doing a community service project for my English class, and part of the assignment involves reading a book that relates to our topic. I need to find a book on world hunger and poverty, preferably one that offers veganism or vegetarianism as a solution. Any suggestions? :)
05-31-2009, 06:26 PM
Not sure how well it relates, but the China Study is an amazing book.
05-31-2009, 07:05 PM
I am reading the The China Study now for the second time, LOVE IT.
05-31-2009, 07:15 PM
Something by Frances Moore Lappe?
05-31-2009, 07:33 PM
I can't recommend any books on the subject, but veganism/vegetarianism definately is the solution. You can make a theory yourself integrating environmental science + economics.
Basically it's about eating on a low trophic level (level of the food chain). The theory states that exchanges between trophic levels lead to roughly a 90% decrease in energy (sunlight -> plants -> insects -> birds -> big birds -> people). It's obvious we can't feed the world on sharks (because they are very high trophic level carnivores).
The solution? Eat lower on the food chain! We can feed many more people if we eat things lower on the food chain (as they are plentiful).
06-01-2009, 02:32 AM
Would doing interviews work? Until you Find someone who eats no or less meet because of their finances. Anyway you do it, you will also learn much to keep you on your RAW Journey. RAWk an "A"..........
06-01-2009, 03:33 AM
Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe
What about John Robbins ?
The environment and poverty are closely relatet subjects:
Ok I could keep on finding great links. Try to look up vegan and povery in the search engine and you will find lots of great links :D
Good luck with you project:D
In addition to John Robbin's "The Food Revolution" book, you might also want to check out Erik Marcus' "Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating". Although neither book is exclusively about poverty (as they also discuss the environment, animal suffering etc), they might still give you some great information on the lines of what you are looking for.
In terms of vegan versus raw vegan, I speculate that there isn't all that much difference in terms of poverty. If someone is a purist raw vegan who eats mostly locally-grown organic raw fruits and vegetables... I can see how this would be better for the environment than a junk food vegan who eats a lot of processed stuff. However, I'm not exactly clear how poverty factors in. Maybe others have ideas.
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