The Vegetarian Imperative

The Vegetarian Imperative

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Author: Anand M. Saxena

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421402420

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

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We have learned not to take food seriously: we eat as much as we want of what we want when we want it, and we seldom think about the health and environmental consequences of our choices. But the fact is that every choice we make has an impact on our health and on the environment. In The Vegetarian Imperative, Anand M. Saxena, a scientist and lifelong vegetarian, explains why we need to make better choices: for better health, to eliminate world hunger, and, ultimately, to save the planet. Our insatiable appetite for animal-based foods contributes directly to high rates of chronic diseases -- resulting in both illness and death. It also leads to a devastating overuse of natural resources that dangerously depletes the food available for human consumption. The burgeoning population and increasing preference for meat in all parts of the world are stretching planetary resources beyond their limits, and the huge livestock industry is degrading the agricultural land and polluting air and water. Continuing at this pace will bring us to the crisis point in just a few decades -- a reality that threatens not only our current lifestyle but our very survival. This book shows us a way out of this dangerous and vicious cycle, recommending a much-needed shift to a diet of properly chosen plant-based foods. Each of these arguments alone -- personal health, worldwide hunger, and environmental degradation -- provides reason enough to stop consuming so much animal-based food; taken together, they make an unassailable case for vegetarianism. Supported by up-to-date and accurate scientific data, The Vegetarian Imperative will make you rethink what you eat -- and help you save the planet.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The World Peace Diet

The World Peace Diet

Vegan. Imperative. We can see that the essential teachings of the world's major religions support the cultural and spiritual transformation that veganism calls for. All the world's major religions have their own form of the Golden Rule ...

Author: Will Tuttle

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9781590561300

Category: Diet

Page: 338

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Incorporating systems theory, teachings from mythology and religions, and the human sciences, The World Peace Diet presents the outlines of a more empowering understanding of our world, based on a comprehension of the far-reaching implications of our food choices and the worldview those choices reflect and mandate. The author offers a set of universal principles for all people of conscience, from any religious tradition, that they can follow to reconnect with what we are eating, what was required to get it on our plate, and what happens after it leaves our plates.
Categories: Diet

Ethical and Political Approaches to Nonhuman Animal Issues

Ethical and Political Approaches to Nonhuman Animal Issues

I call this obligation the vegan imperative; I see it less in terms of a listing of what one does not eat or wear, etc., and more in terms of a principle of nonviolence (Steiner, 2013). To embrace the vegan imperative is to be committed ...

Author: Andrew Woodhall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319545493

Category: Philosophy

Page: 410

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This book offers ethical and political approaches to issues that nonhuman animals face. The recent ‘political turn’ in interspecies ethics, from ethical to political approaches, has arisen due to the apparent lack of success of the nonhuman animal movement and dissatisfaction with traditional approaches. Current works largely present general positions rather than address specific issues and principally rely on mainstream approaches. This book offers alternative positions such as cosmopolitan, libertarian, and left humanist thought, as well as applying ethical and political thought to specific issues, such as experimentation, factory farming, nonhuman political agency, and intervention. Presenting work by theorists and activists, insights are offered from both ethics and politics that impact theory and practice and offer essential considerations for those engaging in interspecies ethics within the political turn era.
Categories: Philosophy

Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism

Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism

the vegan imperative. But whether or not it does, such a situation should still fill us with revulsion, and in any case it is not typical but instead is the kind of “burning house” case that all too often diverts our attention from our ...

Author: Gary Steiner

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231527293

Category: Nature

Page: 312

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In Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism, Gary Steiner illuminates postmodernism's inability to produce viable ethical and political principles. Ethics requires notions of self, agency, and value that are not available to postmodernists. Thus, much of what is published under the rubric of postmodernist theory lacks a proper basis for a systematic engagement with ethics. Steiner demonstrates this through a provocative critique of postmodernist approaches to the moral status of animals, set against the background of a broader indictment of postmodernism's failure to establish clear principles for action. He revisits the ideas of Derrida, Foucault, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, together with recent work by their American interpreters, and shows that the basic terms of postmodern thought are incompatible with definitive claims about the moral status of animals—as well as humans. Steiner also identifies the failures of liberal humanist thought in regards to this same moral dilemma, and he encourages a rethinking of humanist ideas in a way that avoids the anthropocentric limitations of traditional humanist thought. Drawing on the achievements of the Stoics and Kant, he builds on his earlier ideas of cosmic holism and non-anthropocentric cosmopolitanism to arrive at a more concrete foundation for animal rights.
Categories: Nature

World Peace Diet Tenth Anniversary Edition

World Peace Diet  Tenth Anniversary Edition

It is an evolutionary imperative, a spiritual imperative, an imperative of compassion, and, in reality, a vegan imperative. The motivation behind vegan living is this universal spiritual principle of compassion that has been articulated ...

Author: Will Tuttle


ISBN: 9781590565285

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 356

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The Tenth Anniversary Edition of the bestselling WORLD PEACE DIET includes a new preface, new resources, and a study guide. The book presents the outlines of a more empowering understanding of our world, based on the comprehending the far-reaching implications of our food choices. Tuttle offers a set of universal principles for all people of conscience that show how we as a species can move our consciousness forward.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Global Ethics and Environment

Global Ethics and Environment

The outcome is too often a hegemonic universalism, as the vegetarian imperative is applied everywhere, even to those indigenous peoples for whom hunting is an ecological necessity. Because they base moral consideration on stringent ...

Author: Nicholas Low

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134642502

Category: Science

Page: 336

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As global capitalism expands and reaches ever-further corners of the world, practical problems continue to escalate and repercussions become increasingly serious and irreversible. These practical problems carry with them equally important and ethical issues. Global Ethics and Environment explores these ethical issues from a range of perspectives and using a wide range of case studies. Chapters focus on: the impact of development in new industrial regions; the ethical relationship between human and non-human nature; the application of ethics in different cultural and institutional contexts; environmental injustice in the location of hazardous materials and processes; the ethics of the impact of a single event (Chernobyl) on the global community; the ethics of transitional institutions. This collection will both stimulate debate and provide an excellent resource for wide-ranging case study material and solid academic context.
Categories: Science



The outcome is too often a hegemonic universalism, as the vegetarian imperative is applied everywhere, even to those indigenous peoples for whom hunting is an ecological necessity. Because they base moral consideration on stringent ...

Author: Ursula Oswald Spring, Ada Aharoni, Ralph V. Summy, Robert Charles Elliot

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 9781848263482


Page: 502

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Peace Studies, Public Policy and Global Security is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Peace Studies, Public Policy and Global Security provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as: Processes of Peace and Security; International Security, Peace, Development, and Environment; Security Threats, Challenges, Vulnerability and Risks; Sustainable Food and Water Security; World Economic Order. This 11-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, issues on Peace studies, Public Policy and Global security. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

The Vegan Studies Project

The Vegan Studies Project

... scholars that other such scholars have a moral imperative to become vegan.4 She carefully unpacks a broader set of considerations with regard to the supposed morality of veganism, in particular the fact that in the United States, ...

Author: Laura Wright

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820348544

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This inescapably controversial study envisions, defines, and theorizes an area that Laura Wright calls vegan studies. We have an abundance of texts on vegans and veganism including works of advocacy, literary and popular fiction, film and television, and cookbooks, yet until now, there has been no study that examines the social and cultural discourses shaping our perceptions of veganism as an identity category and social practice. Ranging widely across contemporary American society and culture, Wright unpacks the loaded category of vegan identity. She examines the mainstream discourse surrounding and connecting animal rights to (or omitting animal rights from) veganism. Her specific focus is on the construction and depiction of the vegan body--both male and female--as a contested site manifest in contemporary works of literature, popular cultural representations, advertising, and new media. At the same time, Wright looks at critical animal studies, human-animal studies, posthumanism, and ecofeminism as theoretical frameworks that inform vegan studies (even as they differ from it). The vegan body, says Wright, threatens the status quo in terms of what we eat, wear, and purchase--and also in how vegans choose not to participate in many aspects of the mechanisms undergirding mainstream culture. These threats are acutely felt in light of post-9/11 anxieties over American strength and virility. A discourse has emerged that seeks, among other things, to bully veganism out of existence as it is poised to alter the dominant cultural mindset or, conversely, to constitute the vegan body as an idealized paragon of health, beauty, and strength. What better serves veganism is exemplified by Wright's study: openness, debate, inquiry, and analysis.
Categories: Social Science

Critical Animal Studies

Critical Animal Studies

I call this principle the vegan imperative, and it consists in seeking to avoid doing harm to animals as far as humanly possible. It requires us to stop eating meat, stop using animals as sources of raw materials ...

Author: John Sorenson

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781551305639

Category: Animal rights

Page: 345

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Engaging and passionate, this contemporary work provokes new ways of thinking about animal-human interaction. A cutting-edge volume of original essays, Critical Animal Studies examines our exploitation and commodification of non-human animals. By inquiring into the contradictions that have shaped our understanding of animals, the contributors of this collection have set out to question the systemic oppression inherent in our treatment of animals. The collection closes with a thoughtful consideration of some of the complexities of activism, as well as a discussion of how to further the progress of animal rights. Analyzing economic, ethical, historical, and sociological aspects of human-animal relations, this interdisciplinary volume is a must-read for all upper-level students in animal studies, critical animal studies, animals and society, and anthrozoology courses. Features: draws together contributions from some of the most active and committed individuals advancing the field of critical animal studies takes a revolutionary approach to mainstream animal studies by advocating for justice from a politically progressive, abolitionist perspective supports curricular objectives of animal studies courses by encouraging students to critically analyze the shifting roles of animals in contemporary Western society and their consequences
Categories: Animal rights

History of Soy Nutritional Research 1990 2021

History of Soy Nutritional Research  1990 2021

Virginia Messina, in her blog The Vegan RD, says this: “It's a book that makes the scientific case for eating fewer ... So, this isn't a book I would use to promote veganism–it presents a vegan option, but not a vegan imperative–but, ...

Author: William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi

Publisher: Soyinfo Center

ISBN: 9781948436335

Category: Reference


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The world's most comprehensive, well documented, and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive subject and geographical index. 30 photographs and illustrations - mostly color. Free of charge in digital PDF format.
Categories: Reference