The best way to make a firm transition into a plant-based diet is by being educated. Whether through videos, news, or books, educating yourself on the realities of being vegan is a must.
So today I decided to take a look into the world of vegan literature and find the best of the best when it comes to books about veganism, the future of plant-based diets, and the realities of the meat and dairy industry. These are the books that’ll open your eyes and keep you in check when making the transition to the green side.
Let’s get into it:
Meathooked: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession with Meat by Marta Zaraska
This book dives in deep to find the root of humankind’s obsession with eating meat. Although we, as a species, were never designed to be carnivorous, Zaraska offers an explanation as to why we still crave bacon despite the constant health warnings meat raises. Whether carnivorous or hard-core vegan, this is a book that’ll change your entire view on what it means to eat meat.
Animals: A Novel by Don LePan
Looking for a fiction book that’ll blow your mind? This novel brings us to an indeterminate future where the cows, chicken, pigs and all other animals we eat are extinct. It poses several ethical dilemmas that will have you sprinting past the meat section next time you’re grocery shopping.
Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat) by Moby and Miyun Park
Not only is this a revolutionary book calling for vegetarians and vegans, this book is focused on informing you of the food choices you make on daily basis. Moby is a multi-platinum musician and one of the world’s most famous vegans, and this book is both light-hearted and informational beautifully driving home every point.
Among Animals: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction by John Yunker
A fascinating take on our relationship with animals, this book is a compilation of short stories showcasing our historical relationship with animals. These heartwarming stories put both humans and animals in the leading roles, and gives you a much deeper appreciation for the animals that surround us everyday.
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
One of the best-selling vegetarian/vegan books of all time, this book is part memoir part investigative report on how humane it is to eat meat (spoiler alert: it’s not at all). If you’re even slightly on the fence on making the switch to plant-based, this is the book will give you that extra nudge you need.
My Year of Meats by Ruth L. Ozeki
Simply a must-read. This fiction novel brings in touches of family, television, love, and industrial agriculture in a quirky yet intelligent piece that will both warm your heart and chill you to the bone.
Clean Meat by Paul Shapiro
Here’s to looking to the future—well at least in this novel. Paul Shapiro looks into the future of meat without animals, and the revolution that it’ll cause in the food industry. Both looking at the industrial and social side of things, this book will change the way you look at the future of food.
So what do you think? Are any of these book going to be making it to your library or Kindle? Let us know in the comments below!
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