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Master VEG Resources: Environment

BOOKS:

The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life & Our World
by John Robbins (2001)
Robbins has some great info on the connection between what we eat and how it affects our environment.

Livestock's Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization 2006. A highly-documented major report by the United Nations on the environmental problems created by the livestock industry.
Available for download at: www.fao.org/docrep/010/a0701e/a0701e00.htm

Six Arguments for a Greener Diet
by Michael Jacobsen and the staff at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (2006)
www.cspinet.org/EatingGreen

ARTICLES:

Rethinking the Meat Guzzler
by Mark Bittman. New York Times Week IN Review, January 27, 2008
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/weekinreview/27bittman.html?
Author and New York Times Food Writer learns about the huge impact animal agriculture has on the environment. Check out the sidebar graphics.

WEBSITES:

Vegan Outreach: Environmental Destruction
www.veganoutreach.org/whyvegan/environment.html
An article about the impact of the consumption of animals on our environment.

A Truly Inconvenient Truth
www.veganoutreach.org/globalwarming.html
Provides information and resources about the connection between eating animals and global warming.

PETA: Meat & The Environment
http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/meat-and-environment.aspx
An article about the impact on the environment of eating animals.

Center for Food Safety
www.centerforfoodsafety.org
What you need to know about food safety and how you can take action to ensure safe food.

Organic Consumers Association
www.organicconsumers.org
"Campaigning for food safety, organic agriculture, fair trade and sustainability."

Pesticide Action Network
www.panna.org
Details on pesticides what you should know and what you can do.

World Watch: Food Feature
www.worldwatch.org/programs/agriculture
News, reports and information about sustainable agriculture & related issues from an omnivore viewpoint.