The Great Plant-Based Con

The Great Plant-Based Con: Why eating a plants-only diet won't improve your health or save the planet

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Paperback Published on: 08/06/2023
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'Plant-based is best for health, go vegan to help save the planet, eat less meat...' Almost every day we are bombarded with the seemingly incontrovertible message that we must reduce our consumption of meat and dairy - or eliminate them from our diets altogether. But what if the pervasive message that the plant-based diet will improve our health and save the planet is misleading - or even false? What if removing animal foods from our diet is a serious threat to human health, and a red herring in the fight against climate change. In The Great Plant Based Con, Jayne Buxton demonstrates that each of these 'what-ifs' is, in fact, a reality. Drawing on the work of numerous health experts and researchers, she uncovers how the separate efforts of a constellation of individuals, companies and organisations are leading us down a dietary road that will have severe repercussions for our health and wellbeing, and for the future of the planet.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349427959
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Weight: 380g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 40 mm

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The Great Plant-Based Con
Work of great creative fiction
The author, Jayne Buxton has a Masters degree in creative writing. This factual 'expose' is indeed a great piece of creative fiction. Jayme's arguments g... READ MORE
Anna Watts
The Great Plant-Based Con
Mindless clickbait
Or whatever is the equivalent of clickbait in the print world. The author is not a scientist or even a dietician (the only qualification she mentions is a ... READ MORE