Should We All Be Vegan? Text by Molly Watson, General Editor Matthew Taylor. Published by Thames and Hudson
As concern grows over the environmental costs and ethical implications of intensive factory farming, an increasing number of us are embracing diets and lifestyles free from animal products. Has the time now arrived for us all to reject the exploitation of animals completely and become vegan? Would adopting a wholly plant-based diet be beneficial for our health? How would a majority vegan population affect the global economy and the planet? Does it make any sense to go flexitarian or vegetarian? Molly Watson explores the history, rationale and impact of veganism on an individual, social and global level, and assesses the effects of a mass change in diet on our environment, the economy and our health.
The book contains and introduction and chapters focusing on: The Evolution of Veganism, Why Go Vegan Today?, The Challenges of Veganism and A Vegan Planet.
Molly Watson is the editor-in-chief of Edible Communities, the flagship website for a network of more than 80 magazines dedicated to telling the stories of local, sustainable food systems around the USA and Canada. She has written for The New York Times, the Washington Post and Elle, and is the author of two plant-centric cookbooks.
Matthew Taylor is Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, a 250-year old British institution devoted to enriching society through ideas and action to deliver a 21st-century enlightenment. As well as being a writer he is also a public speaker and broadcaster. Writing on topics such as policy, politics, public service reform and cultural theory. He has also appeared on Newsnight, The Daily Politics, and Radio 4’s Today and The Moral Maze. He was previously General Secretary and Chief Executive of the Institute for Public Policy Research, Britain’s leading think tank.
Author: Molly Watson
Size: 229mm x 152mm