Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating

Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating✼ [EPUB] ✴ Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating By Jane Goodall ❆ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk From world renowned scientist Jane Goodall, as seen in the new National Geographic documentary Jane, comes a provocative look into the ways we can positively impact the world by changing our eating ha Hope: A PDF ↠ From Hope: A Guide to eBook à world renowned scientist Jane Goodall, as seen in the new National Geographic documentary Jane, Harvest for MOBI :¿ comes a provocative look into the ways we can positively impact the world by changing our for Hope: A Epub ß eating habits One of those rare, truly great books that can change the world John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution The renowned scientist who fundamentally changed the way we view primates and our relationship with the animal kingdom now turns her attention to an incredibly important and deeply personal issue taking a stand for a sustainable world In this provocative and encouraging book, Jane Goodall sounds a clarion call to Western society, urging us to take a hard look at the food we produce and consume and showing us how easy it is to create positive changeOffering her hopeful, but stirring vision, Goodall argues convincingly that each individual can make a difference She offers simple strategies each of us can employ to foster a sustainable society Brilliant, empowering, and irrepressibly optimistic, Harvest for Hope is one of the most crucial works of our age If we follow Goodall s sound advice, we just might save ourselves before it s too late. A different kind of review today this book hit home To my little brother, You were right You were right and I owe you an apology for offering argument based on my own discomfort and cognitive dissonance rather than on the facts I ve spent a long time an unjustifiably long time, probably trying to excuse my lifestyle to convince myself that the things I do are sustainable and ethical when they re actually muchdestructive than I d like to admit For a lot of people, I think, it s almo A different kind of review today this book hit home To my little brother, You were right You were right and I owe you an apology for offering argument based on my own discomfort and cognitive dissonance rather than on the facts I ve spent a long time an unjustifiably long time, probably trying to excuse my lifestyle to convince myself that the things I do are sustainable and ethical when they re actually muchdestructive than I d like to admit For a lot of people, I think, it s almost unbearably uncomfortable and overwhelming to confront the many problems that humans have created and the extent to which we ve destroyed our own environment and the creatures with which we were designed to co exist Despite the value I ve placed on having an open mind, and my advocacy for intellectual growth and change based on obtaining new information, I have long avoided informing myself about the food I eat precisely because I didn t want to change it s hard, inconvenient, and difficult to process the fact that I have been wrong about so many things for so long As horrendous as that seems, I don t think I m alone in my avoidance of such personal confrontation It took an interest in Orca and Jane Goodall s soft, Mother Teresa esque advocacy to push me over the edge into serious self reflection Meat tastes good Animal products taste good It s convenient to have out of season fruits and vegetables available all year long These things are readily available and easy to eat And when we ve been culturally trained to not know where our food comes from when we re so removed from the brutal and environmentally ruinous nature of its creation it s easy to delude ourselves into thinking that we re not doing any damage That what we re eating is good for us That what the government and giant corporations are telling us about food is true Because why would they lie Government, especially, is here to protect us and work in our best interest, right Of course, as we all should know by now, money is the issue here Greed has led to the corporate takeover of food and water necessities for human survival which has led to unbelievably abusive animal farms contained animal feeding operations and fish farms, irreversible water pollution, mass deforestation, and the poisoning of our bodies and environment When corrupt and oh so rich and therefore powerful leaders move seamlessly from government to Monsanto and back again, it should come as no surprise that we the people have completely lost control over the food we eat Our situation is bleak Species are dying off at an astonishing rate Our water is all but undrinkable and everrapidly drying up Our fruits and vegetables supposedly the healthiest foods for our bodies are being created in what essentially amount to experimental laboratories that are destroying what was once arable soil and utterly eliminating the diversity of crops so necessary to long term sustainability Animals are being so severely abused and genetically modified that they can no longer walk or function as normal animals should Their bodies are pumped full of chemicals and hormones that literally dissolve their organs, facilitate mass disease, and inflict endless and unnecessary suffering That said, I do think there are sustainable ways to consume meat and animal products I still don t wholly condemn the use of animals in contributing to a system of human sustenance Ethical farming methods do exist, and seem to be making a come back as a result of increased public awareness and outcry Farmers markets, food co ops, and the deep organic movements pose a profound challenge to the corporate world today Minimal to moderate consumption a completely foreign concept here, I know has been shown to be harmless, if not healthy in some respects Long story short, there is hope, however small a spark I can t promise that I ll never eat meat or consume animal products, nor do I think it necessary to do so in order to live ethically in relation to food and the environment I CAN promise to bemindful about the things I choose to buy and eat I can reduce my meat and animal product intake and do my best to support local, ethical, and sustainable food The benefits of doing so my health, environmental health, animal wellbeing, water conservation, etc seem to far outweigh the consequences it s hard and I have little self control For now I m still digesting no pun intended all the information I ve recently come across and contemplating how it fits into my own identity and the way I choose to live my life It s difficult not to be cynical and not to feel somewhat hopeless about the state of the world But I m doing my best, and the best I can do right now is to come to terms with the fact that the way I currently do things is contributing to a system that isn t consistent with my own values Growth is painful, is it not You have a good heart and a wise soul.Cheesy, I know, but I m proud that you re my brother SarahP.S This book is fabulous First, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jane Goodall I have seen her lecture three times and have met her personally while working on behavioral research projects She is inspirational and someone that I greatly admire.What I liked about this book, was it has a lot of common sense Goodall is a vegetarian, but she does not expect people to give up eating meat She explains the reality of today s corporate farms and harvesting methods It s not so much that big business is bad, but it i First, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jane Goodall I have seen her lecture three times and have met her personally while working on behavioral research projects She is inspirational and someone that I greatly admire.What I liked about this book, was it has a lot of common sense Goodall is a vegetarian, but she does not expect people to give up eating meat She explains the reality of today s corporate farms and harvesting methods It s not so much that big business is bad, but it is kind of scary that so few people control our food and water supply Food and water are big business and sometimes making money gets in the way of the greater good Goodall is not an expert on food However, this book is well researched and when she doesn t have support to back her up, she admits it The style is a bit informal, which I liked She gives logical reasons for why we should care and practical tips for implementing change Goodall is an environmental activist, but I think that this book has broader appeal I think that it was writtenfor someone will a passive view on environmentalism Goodall is not simply preaching to the converted, she give compelling reasons for change that would appeal to a wide variety of people In particular, I liked the sections on heirlooms, GMO s and slow foods I am not turning vegetarian, but I found compelling reasons to eat a little less meat I found Harvest for Hope to be well intentioned with a marked lack of rigorous thought about the real issues facing the planet and feeding the nearly 7 billion humans in it.Goodall her ghost writers discuss the increasing degradation of the environment from farming She both talks about desertification from traditional societies cutting forests for farms, the toxic byproducts of industrial farming, and the destruction of wild habitats These are serious problems and anyone who loves our planet I found Harvest for Hope to be well intentioned with a marked lack of rigorous thought about the real issues facing the planet and feeding the nearly 7 billion humans in it.Goodall her ghost writers discuss the increasing degradation of the environment from farming She both talks about desertification from traditional societies cutting forests for farms, the toxic byproducts of industrial farming, and the destruction of wild habitats These are serious problems and anyone who loves our planet should be concerned about them However, Goodall never discusses problems in any depth This is a call to individual action She concludes with, Remember, every food purchase is a vote Our purchases, our votes, will determine the way ahead And thousands upon thousands of votes are needed in favor of the kind of farming practices that will restore health to our planet Frankly, this sounds like it s straight out of Whole Foods marketing department a message designed to make you feel good about having the tastes and habits of wealthy, upper middle class Americans To me, the biggest and most obvious problem is population growth This is tangentially mentioned in many places, yet never addressed She mentions urban development encroaching on farmland in China India, she says, is losing 6 billion tons of topsoil per year, mostly to deforestation She talks about the area around Gombe in Tanzania, where once the hills were forested, the trees were cut to make room for farms and the hills are now bare and topsoil washes away, polluting rivers Yet what are her solutions Does she ever mention making sure every fertile couple has access to affordable birth control No Since 1950, Tanzania s population has grown from 7M to 44M and the average woman has 5.5 children Families with 10 children are not uncommon Only 26% of the Tanzanian population has access to birth control Is any of this mentioned in Harvest for Hope No Goodall s solution to the problem of soil degradation, deforestation and the destruction of wild habitats is to support her program to plant trees near Gombe and When we buy local sustainable food we support a new food paradigm where local communities reap the benefits of trade, rather than a few multinational corporations In short, support your local farmer s market in America while Tanzanian women continue to give birth toandchildren Yes, that will prevent Chimpanzee habitat destruction The tomatoes will taste better, too The book has a number of errors and plenty of fuzzy thinking and outright nonsense It has cobbled together common green themes with little thought The authors I m assuming a heavy hand of her ghost writers extoll at length traditional agriculture and demonize industrial agriculture and chemicals On page 170, she says, If you buy certified organic food, you are guaranteed that it was grown without chemical pesticides That s plain old not true The USDA s National Organic Program defines what is allowed in the US in foods certified as organic Tetracycline has been allowed in organic produce since 2002 Copper sulfate is allowed in the US and UK It s made by a reaction of copper and sulfuric acid and is very toxic to the environment These chemicals are used in organic farming because fungal diseases and pests are a problem India s population has tripled in the last 60 years Thanks to chemical pesticides and fertilizers and seed selection, agricultural productivity has also risen dramatically Estimates I ve found have run from 40% to 500%, depending on the crop and the state How much wild habitat would have been destroyed for farms if productivity hadn t risen How many acres of wild habitat has modern farming saved in the last 50 years As she points out, many agricultural chemicals are bad for the environment and not all that great for humans Of course, she condemns GMOs as Frankenfoods By not acknowledging the real benefits of modern agriculture nor the real problems farmers face, she can propose a simple, false solution go chemical free, which not even the UK or the US s Organic certification boards have found realistic and why copper sulfate is still used If you want a shallow repetition of every green theme out there spiced up with vignettes from Goodall s interesting and exotic life, by all means, buy this book If you re expecting a thoughtful, researched and in depth discussion of the issues facing our planet, Harvest for Hope is not the book you want I fully expected to encounter a preachy Goodall telling me that I was a murderer, carcass eater, and all the other niceties that vegetarians seem to call people who eat meat But Goodall is smarter than the average vegetarian She understands that people are different and that being preachy and judgmental isn t the way to save the world.Instead, Goodall lays out the facts, bit by bit, and leaves it up to you to decide what to do The facts are many and they are scary I found myself unconsciousl I fully expected to encounter a preachy Goodall telling me that I was a murderer, carcass eater, and all the other niceties that vegetarians seem to call people who eat meat But Goodall is smarter than the average vegetarian She understands that people are different and that being preachy and judgmental isn t the way to save the world.Instead, Goodall lays out the facts, bit by bit, and leaves it up to you to decide what to do The facts are many and they are scary I found myself unconsciously eating less meat while reading this book She starts off the book with a celebration of food Why we love it, why we need it and how the different cultures celebrate with it.Then we get into some dire facts I honestly had no idea of the extent of the plight of the farmer, no idea about genetically modified foods or how cows, chickens, pigs, etc are harvested for their meat I already knew about the obesity issue in Americans, everyone knows this But with some helpful suggestions from Goodall, it seems like something that is fixable She has a chapter on becoming a vegetarian but she repeatedly states throughout the book to just eat LESS meat The amount of energy, grain and water that is needed to support the meat industry is staggering and if everyone just ate less, it would make a huge difference.Obviously becoming vegetarian would be helpful, but she says that even becoming semi vegetarian is helpful Eating meat only occasionally and eating meat that is organic and free range shows your support to the farmers who are trying to make a living and make a difference in the world Going to farmer s markets, buying local produces, buying organic, forgoing bottled water apparently tests have shown that bottled water has some pretty nasty toxins in it simply because this area isn t regulated like regular tap public water is and growing your own food are just a few ways to help keep the world healthy for the future generations.The United Nations released a study showing that if we don t stop the degradation of the land, pollution, and overfishing of the seas, we would literally run out of food for the world s population by 2050.Just reading the book is enough to spur people into action, to take the small steps necessary to protect the earth s food supply for many manygenerations This is a really motivating book Let me start by saying that I m a big fan of Jane Goodall I like what I know of her scientific work, I am in line with her advocacy, and she seems like a pretty cool person overall And of course, if you liked that disclaimer, you re probably not going to like the rest of this review Because I was quite disappointed in this book.It s pure advocacy, of course, which isn t necessarily a deal breaker for me though it is an obstacle But it s not a very robust work, at all My major complaint, a Let me start by saying that I m a big fan of Jane Goodall I like what I know of her scientific work, I am in line with her advocacy, and she seems like a pretty cool person overall And of course, if you liked that disclaimer, you re probably not going to like the rest of this review Because I was quite disappointed in this book.It s pure advocacy, of course, which isn t necessarily a deal breaker for me though it is an obstacle But it s not a very robust work, at all My major complaint, and I can t believe I m about to say this, is her truly shoddy use of science Again and again, she makes sweeping claims that lean very heavily on scant evidence Besides which, that evidence is either poorly laid out or obviously faulty She cites certain claims that I know to be problematic, and she isn t just citing them in passing, or as part of an otherwise well supported claim There are other citations that I m not as familiar with, but in this context, I find it difficult to put any confidence in them So in the end, though I agree almost entirely with her conclusions, I didn t draw much insight or inspiration from this book She s preaching, not just to the choir, but to only its most enthusiastic, least skeptical members If you are one, you should love this If you re not, I d advise you to skip it.Also, the subtitle is thoroughly misleading This book is muchabout consumption of food, granted than about eating Yet another disappointment, though a much smaller one A little disappointing I admire her integrity and her choices, but didn t feel that she was enough of an authority on the topic to write a complete text I would have likeddepth, less breadth and personal anecdotes. This book is a nice introduction for someone who knows nothing or very little about the current crisis surrounding food production, the modern American diet, and the environment If this is a topic you know a lot about like myself you will probably be very bored Some of her anecdotes are nice, and again, for a sustainable ag newbie Goodall s voice will help hold your interest amongst all the heavy hitting facts There were some things I new little about, which were the issues surrounding our This book is a nice introduction for someone who knows nothing or very little about the current crisis surrounding food production, the modern American diet, and the environment If this is a topic you know a lot about like myself you will probably be very bored Some of her anecdotes are nice, and again, for a sustainable ag newbie Goodall s voice will help hold your interest amongst all the heavy hitting facts There were some things I new little about, which were the issues surrounding our water supply and seafood I m a middle America dweller, so I don t often think about what s going on on our coasts The book is also written from the perspective of a serious animal lover, so this book may appealto vegetarians and animal rights folks than a dyed in the wool meat eater Contains some good information I just wish that Jane would advocate for a vegan lifestyle. This was the first book I ve read by Jane Goodall, and I ve always admired and respected her as a primatologist But I really did not like this book It s full of infuriating contradictions GMOs are presented as unquestionably evil, yet lab grown meat is mentioned as an excellent example of how science can combat hunger Peace is cited as the best way to eradicate world hunger, yet she actually idolizes people who destroy GMO crops and this blatant approval of violent destructive actions is al This was the first book I ve read by Jane Goodall, and I ve always admired and respected her as a primatologist But I really did not like this book It s full of infuriating contradictions GMOs are presented as unquestionably evil, yet lab grown meat is mentioned as an excellent example of how science can combat hunger Peace is cited as the best way to eradicate world hunger, yet she actually idolizes people who destroy GMO crops and this blatant approval of violent destructive actions is alarming in its own right Industrial farming is presented as a faceless evil that is diametrically opposed to the caring, wholesome family farm.Every anecdote, every example of how to fix our evil food problems feels cherry picked and full of deliberately emotionally charged buzzwords to evoke a specific reaction in the reader I grew up in a traditional industrial farming community, and felt like Jane was pointing a condemning finger at my entire community s way of life, even though we were all family farms of people who love the land and its wildlife, who strive to use science and technology to improve husbandry of the land, who care about our livestock as living beings I was disappointed in the lack of interest in understanding the science behind GMOs, as well it was all goes without saying pure evil with not much evidence to support the view.Finally, I got a weird sense of holier than thou from this book No doubt Jane s touring life is demanding, but saying things like I m spending time I don t have to write this book doesn t endear the author to the reader An excellent book of propaganda If Ms Goodall wanted to present a well rounded argument, she would have looked into ALL aspects of genetically modified organisms, not just those that are bred to have pesticides within their DNA This is a great book for fear mongering, but I would hardly call it informative and would encourage anyone who reads it to also read up on the realities of GMOs, among other things mentioned in this book Ms Goodall uses the common tactic of only mentioning the worst An excellent book of propaganda If Ms Goodall wanted to present a well rounded argument, she would have looked into ALL aspects of genetically modified organisms, not just those that are bred to have pesticides within their DNA This is a great book for fear mongering, but I would hardly call it informative and would encourage anyone who reads it to also read up on the realities of GMOs, among other things mentioned in this book Ms Goodall uses the common tactic of only mentioning the worst of everything, but neglects to state that she uses examples of worst case scenarios, leading unassuming readers to believe that everything works that way It doesn t A very disappointing read from a usually brilliant writer

Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating PDF/EPUB
    Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating PDF/EPUB author of The Food Revolution The renowned scientist who fundamentally changed the way we view primates and our relationship with the animal kingdom now turns her attention to an incredibly important and deeply personal issue taking a stand for a sustainable world In this provocative and encouraging book, Jane Goodall sounds a clarion call to Western society, urging us to take a hard look at the food we produce and consume and showing us how easy it is to create positive changeOffering her hopeful, but stirring vision, Goodall argues convincingly that each individual can make a difference She offers simple strategies each of us can employ to foster a sustainable society Brilliant, empowering, and irrepressibly optimistic, Harvest for Hope is one of the most crucial works of our age If we follow Goodall s sound advice, we just might save ourselves before it s too late. A different kind of review today this book hit home To my little brother, You were right You were right and I owe you an apology for offering argument based on my own discomfort and cognitive dissonance rather than on the facts I ve spent a long time an unjustifiably long time, probably trying to excuse my lifestyle to convince myself that the things I do are sustainable and ethical when they re actually muchdestructive than I d like to admit For a lot of people, I think, it s almo A different kind of review today this book hit home To my little brother, You were right You were right and I owe you an apology for offering argument based on my own discomfort and cognitive dissonance rather than on the facts I ve spent a long time an unjustifiably long time, probably trying to excuse my lifestyle to convince myself that the things I do are sustainable and ethical when they re actually muchdestructive than I d like to admit For a lot of people, I think, it s almost unbearably uncomfortable and overwhelming to confront the many problems that humans have created and the extent to which we ve destroyed our own environment and the creatures with which we were designed to co exist Despite the value I ve placed on having an open mind, and my advocacy for intellectual growth and change based on obtaining new information, I have long avoided informing myself about the food I eat precisely because I didn t want to change it s hard, inconvenient, and difficult to process the fact that I have been wrong about so many things for so long As horrendous as that seems, I don t think I m alone in my avoidance of such personal confrontation It took an interest in Orca and Jane Goodall s soft, Mother Teresa esque advocacy to push me over the edge into serious self reflection Meat tastes good Animal products taste good It s convenient to have out of season fruits and vegetables available all year long These things are readily available and easy to eat And when we ve been culturally trained to not know where our food comes from when we re so removed from the brutal and environmentally ruinous nature of its creation it s easy to delude ourselves into thinking that we re not doing any damage That what we re eating is good for us That what the government and giant corporations are telling us about food is true Because why would they lie Government, especially, is here to protect us and work in our best interest, right Of course, as we all should know by now, money is the issue here Greed has led to the corporate takeover of food and water necessities for human survival which has led to unbelievably abusive animal farms contained animal feeding operations and fish farms, irreversible water pollution, mass deforestation, and the poisoning of our bodies and environment When corrupt and oh so rich and therefore powerful leaders move seamlessly from government to Monsanto and back again, it should come as no surprise that we the people have completely lost control over the food we eat Our situation is bleak Species are dying off at an astonishing rate Our water is all but undrinkable and everrapidly drying up Our fruits and vegetables supposedly the healthiest foods for our bodies are being created in what essentially amount to experimental laboratories that are destroying what was once arable soil and utterly eliminating the diversity of crops so necessary to long term sustainability Animals are being so severely abused and genetically modified that they can no longer walk or function as normal animals should Their bodies are pumped full of chemicals and hormones that literally dissolve their organs, facilitate mass disease, and inflict endless and unnecessary suffering That said, I do think there are sustainable ways to consume meat and animal products I still don t wholly condemn the use of animals in contributing to a system of human sustenance Ethical farming methods do exist, and seem to be making a come back as a result of increased public awareness and outcry Farmers markets, food co ops, and the deep organic movements pose a profound challenge to the corporate world today Minimal to moderate consumption a completely foreign concept here, I know has been shown to be harmless, if not healthy in some respects Long story short, there is hope, however small a spark I can t promise that I ll never eat meat or consume animal products, nor do I think it necessary to do so in order to live ethically in relation to food and the environment I CAN promise to bemindful about the things I choose to buy and eat I can reduce my meat and animal product intake and do my best to support local, ethical, and sustainable food The benefits of doing so my health, environmental health, animal wellbeing, water conservation, etc seem to far outweigh the consequences it s hard and I have little self control For now I m still digesting no pun intended all the information I ve recently come across and contemplating how it fits into my own identity and the way I choose to live my life It s difficult not to be cynical and not to feel somewhat hopeless about the state of the world But I m doing my best, and the best I can do right now is to come to terms with the fact that the way I currently do things is contributing to a system that isn t consistent with my own values Growth is painful, is it not You have a good heart and a wise soul.Cheesy, I know, but I m proud that you re my brother SarahP.S This book is fabulous First, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jane Goodall I have seen her lecture three times and have met her personally while working on behavioral research projects She is inspirational and someone that I greatly admire.What I liked about this book, was it has a lot of common sense Goodall is a vegetarian, but she does not expect people to give up eating meat She explains the reality of today s corporate farms and harvesting methods It s not so much that big business is bad, but it i First, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jane Goodall I have seen her lecture three times and have met her personally while working on behavioral research projects She is inspirational and someone that I greatly admire.What I liked about this book, was it has a lot of common sense Goodall is a vegetarian, but she does not expect people to give up eating meat She explains the reality of today s corporate farms and harvesting methods It s not so much that big business is bad, but it is kind of scary that so few people control our food and water supply Food and water are big business and sometimes making money gets in the way of the greater good Goodall is not an expert on food However, this book is well researched and when she doesn t have support to back her up, she admits it The style is a bit informal, which I liked She gives logical reasons for why we should care and practical tips for implementing change Goodall is an environmental activist, but I think that this book has broader appeal I think that it was writtenfor someone will a passive view on environmentalism Goodall is not simply preaching to the converted, she give compelling reasons for change that would appeal to a wide variety of people In particular, I liked the sections on heirlooms, GMO s and slow foods I am not turning vegetarian, but I found compelling reasons to eat a little less meat I found Harvest for Hope to be well intentioned with a marked lack of rigorous thought about the real issues facing the planet and feeding the nearly 7 billion humans in it.Goodall her ghost writers discuss the increasing degradation of the environment from farming She both talks about desertification from traditional societies cutting forests for farms, the toxic byproducts of industrial farming, and the destruction of wild habitats These are serious problems and anyone who loves our planet I found Harvest for Hope to be well intentioned with a marked lack of rigorous thought about the real issues facing the planet and feeding the nearly 7 billion humans in it.Goodall her ghost writers discuss the increasing degradation of the environment from farming She both talks about desertification from traditional societies cutting forests for farms, the toxic byproducts of industrial farming, and the destruction of wild habitats These are serious problems and anyone who loves our planet should be concerned about them However, Goodall never discusses problems in any depth This is a call to individual action She concludes with, Remember, every food purchase is a vote Our purchases, our votes, will determine the way ahead And thousands upon thousands of votes are needed in favor of the kind of farming practices that will restore health to our planet Frankly, this sounds like it s straight out of Whole Foods marketing department a message designed to make you feel good about having the tastes and habits of wealthy, upper middle class Americans To me, the biggest and most obvious problem is population growth This is tangentially mentioned in many places, yet never addressed She mentions urban development encroaching on farmland in China India, she says, is losing 6 billion tons of topsoil per year, mostly to deforestation She talks about the area around Gombe in Tanzania, where once the hills were forested, the trees were cut to make room for farms and the hills are now bare and topsoil washes away, polluting rivers Yet what are her solutions Does she ever mention making sure every fertile couple has access to affordable birth control No Since 1950, Tanzania s population has grown from 7M to 44M and the average woman has 5.5 children Families with 10 children are not uncommon Only 26% of the Tanzanian population has access to birth control Is any of this mentioned in Harvest for Hope No Goodall s solution to the problem of soil degradation, deforestation and the destruction of wild habitats is to support her program to plant trees near Gombe and When we buy local sustainable food we support a new food paradigm where local communities reap the benefits of trade, rather than a few multinational corporations In short, support your local farmer s market in America while Tanzanian women continue to give birth toandchildren Yes, that will prevent Chimpanzee habitat destruction The tomatoes will taste better, too The book has a number of errors and plenty of fuzzy thinking and outright nonsense It has cobbled together common green themes with little thought The authors I m assuming a heavy hand of her ghost writers extoll at length traditional agriculture and demonize industrial agriculture and chemicals On page 170, she says, If you buy certified organic food, you are guaranteed that it was grown without chemical pesticides That s plain old not true The USDA s National Organic Program defines what is allowed in the US in foods certified as organic Tetracycline has been allowed in organic produce since 2002 Copper sulfate is allowed in the US and UK It s made by a reaction of copper and sulfuric acid and is very toxic to the environment These chemicals are used in organic farming because fungal diseases and pests are a problem India s population has tripled in the last 60 years Thanks to chemical pesticides and fertilizers and seed selection, agricultural productivity has also risen dramatically Estimates I ve found have run from 40% to 500%, depending on the crop and the state How much wild habitat would have been destroyed for farms if productivity hadn t risen How many acres of wild habitat has modern farming saved in the last 50 years As she points out, many agricultural chemicals are bad for the environment and not all that great for humans Of course, she condemns GMOs as Frankenfoods By not acknowledging the real benefits of modern agriculture nor the real problems farmers face, she can propose a simple, false solution go chemical free, which not even the UK or the US s Organic certification boards have found realistic and why copper sulfate is still used If you want a shallow repetition of every green theme out there spiced up with vignettes from Goodall s interesting and exotic life, by all means, buy this book If you re expecting a thoughtful, researched and in depth discussion of the issues facing our planet, Harvest for Hope is not the book you want I fully expected to encounter a preachy Goodall telling me that I was a murderer, carcass eater, and all the other niceties that vegetarians seem to call people who eat meat But Goodall is smarter than the average vegetarian She understands that people are different and that being preachy and judgmental isn t the way to save the world.Instead, Goodall lays out the facts, bit by bit, and leaves it up to you to decide what to do The facts are many and they are scary I found myself unconsciousl I fully expected to encounter a preachy Goodall telling me that I was a murderer, carcass eater, and all the other niceties that vegetarians seem to call people who eat meat But Goodall is smarter than the average vegetarian She understands that people are different and that being preachy and judgmental isn t the way to save the world.Instead, Goodall lays out the facts, bit by bit, and leaves it up to you to decide what to do The facts are many and they are scary I found myself unconsciously eating less meat while reading this book She starts off the book with a celebration of food Why we love it, why we need it and how the different cultures celebrate with it.Then we get into some dire facts I honestly had no idea of the extent of the plight of the farmer, no idea about genetically modified foods or how cows, chickens, pigs, etc are harvested for their meat I already knew about the obesity issue in Americans, everyone knows this But with some helpful suggestions from Goodall, it seems like something that is fixable She has a chapter on becoming a vegetarian but she repeatedly states throughout the book to just eat LESS meat The amount of energy, grain and water that is needed to support the meat industry is staggering and if everyone just ate less, it would make a huge difference.Obviously becoming vegetarian would be helpful, but she says that even becoming semi vegetarian is helpful Eating meat only occasionally and eating meat that is organic and free range shows your support to the farmers who are trying to make a living and make a difference in the world Going to farmer s markets, buying local produces, buying organic, forgoing bottled water apparently tests have shown that bottled water has some pretty nasty toxins in it simply because this area isn t regulated like regular tap public water is and growing your own food are just a few ways to help keep the world healthy for the future generations.The United Nations released a study showing that if we don t stop the degradation of the land, pollution, and overfishing of the seas, we would literally run out of food for the world s population by 2050.Just reading the book is enough to spur people into action, to take the small steps necessary to protect the earth s food supply for many manygenerations This is a really motivating book Let me start by saying that I m a big fan of Jane Goodall I like what I know of her scientific work, I am in line with her advocacy, and she seems like a pretty cool person overall And of course, if you liked that disclaimer, you re probably not going to like the rest of this review Because I was quite disappointed in this book.It s pure advocacy, of course, which isn t necessarily a deal breaker for me though it is an obstacle But it s not a very robust work, at all My major complaint, a Let me start by saying that I m a big fan of Jane Goodall I like what I know of her scientific work, I am in line with her advocacy, and she seems like a pretty cool person overall And of course, if you liked that disclaimer, you re probably not going to like the rest of this review Because I was quite disappointed in this book.It s pure advocacy, of course, which isn t necessarily a deal breaker for me though it is an obstacle But it s not a very robust work, at all My major complaint, and I can t believe I m about to say this, is her truly shoddy use of science Again and again, she makes sweeping claims that lean very heavily on scant evidence Besides which, that evidence is either poorly laid out or obviously faulty She cites certain claims that I know to be problematic, and she isn t just citing them in passing, or as part of an otherwise well supported claim There are other citations that I m not as familiar with, but in this context, I find it difficult to put any confidence in them So in the end, though I agree almost entirely with her conclusions, I didn t draw much insight or inspiration from this book She s preaching, not just to the choir, but to only its most enthusiastic, least skeptical members If you are one, you should love this If you re not, I d advise you to skip it.Also, the subtitle is thoroughly misleading This book is muchabout consumption of food, granted than about eating Yet another disappointment, though a much smaller one A little disappointing I admire her integrity and her choices, but didn t feel that she was enough of an authority on the topic to write a complete text I would have likeddepth, less breadth and personal anecdotes. This book is a nice introduction for someone who knows nothing or very little about the current crisis surrounding food production, the modern American diet, and the environment If this is a topic you know a lot about like myself you will probably be very bored Some of her anecdotes are nice, and again, for a sustainable ag newbie Goodall s voice will help hold your interest amongst all the heavy hitting facts There were some things I new little about, which were the issues surrounding our This book is a nice introduction for someone who knows nothing or very little about the current crisis surrounding food production, the modern American diet, and the environment If this is a topic you know a lot about like myself you will probably be very bored Some of her anecdotes are nice, and again, for a sustainable ag newbie Goodall s voice will help hold your interest amongst all the heavy hitting facts There were some things I new little about, which were the issues surrounding our water supply and seafood I m a middle America dweller, so I don t often think about what s going on on our coasts The book is also written from the perspective of a serious animal lover, so this book may appealto vegetarians and animal rights folks than a dyed in the wool meat eater Contains some good information I just wish that Jane would advocate for a vegan lifestyle. This was the first book I ve read by Jane Goodall, and I ve always admired and respected her as a primatologist But I really did not like this book It s full of infuriating contradictions GMOs are presented as unquestionably evil, yet lab grown meat is mentioned as an excellent example of how science can combat hunger Peace is cited as the best way to eradicate world hunger, yet she actually idolizes people who destroy GMO crops and this blatant approval of violent destructive actions is al This was the first book I ve read by Jane Goodall, and I ve always admired and respected her as a primatologist But I really did not like this book It s full of infuriating contradictions GMOs are presented as unquestionably evil, yet lab grown meat is mentioned as an excellent example of how science can combat hunger Peace is cited as the best way to eradicate world hunger, yet she actually idolizes people who destroy GMO crops and this blatant approval of violent destructive actions is alarming in its own right Industrial farming is presented as a faceless evil that is diametrically opposed to the caring, wholesome family farm.Every anecdote, every example of how to fix our evil food problems feels cherry picked and full of deliberately emotionally charged buzzwords to evoke a specific reaction in the reader I grew up in a traditional industrial farming community, and felt like Jane was pointing a condemning finger at my entire community s way of life, even though we were all family farms of people who love the land and its wildlife, who strive to use science and technology to improve husbandry of the land, who care about our livestock as living beings I was disappointed in the lack of interest in understanding the science behind GMOs, as well it was all goes without saying pure evil with not much evidence to support the view.Finally, I got a weird sense of holier than thou from this book No doubt Jane s touring life is demanding, but saying things like I m spending time I don t have to write this book doesn t endear the author to the reader An excellent book of propaganda If Ms Goodall wanted to present a well rounded argument, she would have looked into ALL aspects of genetically modified organisms, not just those that are bred to have pesticides within their DNA This is a great book for fear mongering, but I would hardly call it informative and would encourage anyone who reads it to also read up on the realities of GMOs, among other things mentioned in this book Ms Goodall uses the common tactic of only mentioning the worst An excellent book of propaganda If Ms Goodall wanted to present a well rounded argument, she would have looked into ALL aspects of genetically modified organisms, not just those that are bred to have pesticides within their DNA This is a great book for fear mongering, but I would hardly call it informative and would encourage anyone who reads it to also read up on the realities of GMOs, among other things mentioned in this book Ms Goodall uses the common tactic of only mentioning the worst of everything, but neglects to state that she uses examples of worst case scenarios, leading unassuming readers to believe that everything works that way It doesn t A very disappointing read from a usually brilliant writer "/>
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating
  • Jane Goodall
  • English
  • 07 September 2018
  • 0446698210