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We’re told that if we care about our health - or our planet - eliminating red meat from our diets is crucial. That beef is bad for us and cattle farming is horrible for the environment. But science says otherwise.

Beef is framed as the most environmentally destructive and least healthy of meats. We’re often told that the only solution is to reduce or quit red meat entirely. But despite what anti-meat groups, vegan celebrities, and some health experts say, plant-based agriculture is far from a perfect solution. In Sacred Cow, registered dietitian Diana Rodgers and former research biochemist and New York Times best-selling author Robb Wolf explore the quandaries we face in raising and eating animals - focusing on the largest (and most maligned) of farmed animals, the cow.

Taking a critical look at the assumptions and misinformation about meat, Sacred Cow points out the flaws in our current food system and in the proposed “solutions”. Inside, Rodgers and Wolf reveal contrarian but science-based findings, such as:

  • Meat and animal fat are essential for our bodies
  • A sustainable food system cannot exist without animals
  • A vegan diet may destroy more life than sustainable cattle farming
  • Regenerative cattle ranching is one of our best tools at mitigating climate change

You’ll also find practical guidance on how to support sustainable farms and a 30-day challenge to help you transition to a healthful and conscientious diet. With scientific rigor, deep compassion, and wit, Rodgers and Wolf argue unequivocally that meat (done right) should have a place on the table. 

It’s not the cow, it’s the how!

 PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Diana Rodgers, RD and Robb Wolf (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Everyone should hear this

An extremely well written and relatively easy to understand book. Such a large change is needed in how we produce and think about food, it seems a very daunting task. We need to get the word out and educate everyone! And start changing the way we do things. This book is very well researched, and everything it says is a fact. It goes a long way to educating us, and everyone should hear it!

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Amazing book

The book was well researched and made the case for eating meat both health-wise and environmentally. It was thorough and dispelled every single myth about eating and cultivating meat that exists out there.

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  • Ralph Ospina
  • 2020-08-19

Must read!!

Diana and Robb do an excellent job of truly making the case for better meat. They present the information in a very organized fashion. Although it’s dense, it’s easy to read (you may need to just read it a few times over). I can not recommend this book enough!! If you’re concerned about the environment, global economy, global food system and it’s sustainability, and optimal health, then this book is a must read!!

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  • Benjamin D.
  • 2020-12-10

Visionary

This book is a must read for anyone who practices conscious eating in the modern era.

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  • ashley howard
  • 2020-11-25

Life Altering

This book and the information in it is so important and really changes the way you see life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-24

Absolutely essential listening

This is one of the most important books of our time. If everyone listened to the information contained within, the world would be revolutionised in the most empowering way. You won't regret choosing this book.

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  • Wes C
  • 2020-11-06

Excellent Read and Knowledge

Excellent read and knowledge from two authors who are cutting through the noise to deliver information and a perspective that is objective and well-intended for our future environment and food system.

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  • Ethan
  • 2020-10-24

Must read: health, global warming, sustainability

This is the most thoughtful and holistic discussion I have seen of the interaction between farming, health, global warming, and sustainability. it should be on the high school required reading list to help give everyone a clue on how big the problem actually is.

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  • John Kearns
  • 2020-10-22

This book should be required reading.

This book is positively eye opening, completely changed my perception of the Westernized food system and gave me an invaluable perspective on how to eat and shop. Even if you don't think you'll be interested in the topic, give this a shot since I'm sure it'll surprise you. It expresses it's arguments in a clear manner anyone could understand and makes an irrefutably strong case for the widespread implementation of cattle in the food system. I loved this book.

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  • Olivia
  • 2020-12-29

A must read...

Insightful and very well written. I think a must listen for all...our planet is worth it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-10-14

Awesome! right on point

This book really resonates with me, especially at this time in my life when I'm starting a regenerative farm in order to positively effect my health as well as my family's. Also I enjoyed the narrator her voice was pleasant to listen to.

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  • Martin
  • 2020-09-28

Thoughtful insight

Good book with another view on nutrition, food and globalization. Some examples were extreme but generally it was ok. Didn’t fancy how Christine narrated this book. This is my very subjective opinion.