Cover image for Food is the solution : what to eat to save the world : 80+ recipes for a greener planet and a healthier you / Matthew Prescott ; foreword by Academy Award-winning director James Cameron.
Food is the solution : what to eat to save the world : 80+ recipes for a greener planet and a healthier you / Matthew Prescott ; foreword by Academy Award-winning director James Cameron.
First edition.
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New York : Flatiron Books, 2018.
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272 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
A senior food policy director for the Humane Society presents a guide to supporting key agendas in ecological responsibility and sustainability that includes environmentally friendly, healthy, plant-based recipes.

"The food we eat can harm or heal the world. From deforestation to climate change, many of our biggest environmental challenges can be traced back to our plates. In [this book], leading social and food policy advocate Matthew Prescott takes us on a global journey to discover which foods help solve some of our biggest crises. With more than 80 great-tasting, plant-based recipes to help us all eat cleaner and greener, [this book] proves the power is on our plates."--Back cover.
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613.262 PRE Book Adult General Collection

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"This book is full of recipes that are good to eat and good for the earth. Check it out." -Ellen DeGeneres

In Food Is the Solution , Matthew Prescott, Senior Food Policy Director for the Humane Society and a leader in the environmental food movement, shows how our plates have the power to heal the world. This lavishly designed resource and recipe collection shows how anyone can help solve the world's major issues--environmental problems chief among them--simply by incorporating more plants into their diets. Featuring investigative reporting, compelling infographics, and essays from notable contributors like Dr. Michael Greger, John Mackey, James Cameron, Paul McCartney, and Wolfgang Puck, Food Is the Solution will inspire us all to put more plants on our plates.

What we eat will determine what kind of world we live in and what kind of world we live on --and Matthew Prescott proves that meat-heavy diets are destroying the planet. Imagine a world in which we are all healthier. Imagine a world where the air is clean, forests dense, water pure, and animal life healthy. That world is a happier world, a better world--and the delectable plant-based foods Prescott shows us how to prepare in Food Is the Solution will help us create it.

"Food is power, and this book will help you use it."
-- Chef David Chang, Momofuku

"Devour this book. Eat it up. It might just save your life and the world."
-- Michael Greger, MD, New York Times -bestselling author of How Not to Die

Author Notes

Matthew Prescott is a leading figure in the global movement to reform how we farm and eat. He's Senior Food Policy Director for the Humane Society of the United States and adviser to the Good Food Institute. A sought-after speaker and thought leader, Prescott has spent over a decade and a half sharing his ideas with Ivy League universities, Fortune 500 companies, consumers, and more. His efforts have directly led to sweeping changes in the supply chains of hundreds of major food companies, impacted countless individuals' diets, and have been covered extensively by the media: his work has been featured by CNN, in the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and countless more; his writing's appeared in USA Today, the Washington Post, Barron's and others; his photographs have been featured in the Rolling Stone and Food & Wine; he's been as a guest on national television news programs; and he was even once a guest on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, the author Lara Prescott.