How to Be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good for You, Others, and the Planet (Paperback)

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The Urban Ecology Center, Outpost Natural Foods, and Boswell present Sophie Egan, author of How to Be a Conscious Eater, on Monday, May 4, 2020, 7 pm, at the Urban Ecology Riverside Park location, 1500 E Park Pl. 

— Boswell Book Company

Description


A radically practical guide to making food choices that are good for you, others, and the planet.  
 

Is organic really worth it? Are eggs ok to eat? If so, which ones are best for you, and for the chicken—Cage-Free, Free-Range, Pasture-Raised? What about farmed salmon, soy milk, sugar, gluten, fermented foods, coconut oil, almonds? Thumbs-up, thumbs-down, or somewhere in between?

Using three criteria—Is it good for me? Is it good for others? Is it good for the planet?—Sophie Egan helps us navigate the bewildering world of food so that we can all become conscious eaters. To eat consciously is not about diets, fads, or hard-and-fast rules. It’s about having straightforward, accurate information to make smart, thoughtful choices amid the chaos of conflicting news and marketing hype. An expert on food’s impact on human and environmental health, Egan organizes the book into four categories—stuff that comes from the ground, stuff that comes from animals, stuff that comes from factories, and stuff that’s made in restaurant kitchens. This practical guide offers bottom-line answers to your most top-of-mind questions about what to eat.
 
“The clearest, most useful food book I own.”—A. J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author

About the Author


Sophie Egan is the Director of Health and Sustainability Leadership for the Strategic Initiatives Group at The Culinary Institute of America, as well as the Editorial Director. She contributes regularly to The New York Times' Well blog and has written for The Wall Street Journal, TIME, The Washington Post, Mic, Bon Appétit, WIRED, and The Kitchn. Egan is the author of  Devoured: How What We Eat Defines Who We Are. She holds a master of public health from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on health and social behavior. She lives in San Francisco, CA.

Praise For…


“The clearest, most useful food book I own. Thank you, Sophie, from my stomach, farm animals everywhere, and my great-great-grandchildren.”
—A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author

“Thought-provoking… Egan displays a talent for making the environmental complexities of food choices comprehensible… [A] thorough primer to combining health consciousness and environmental responsibility.” – Publishers Weekly starred review 

“Readers will find much to take away, including reminders that our consumer behavior can drive change and that what's good for us and good for the planet often align.”—Booklist
 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781523507382
ISBN-10: 1523507381
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Publication Date: March 17th, 2020
Pages: 280