Eat for the Planet


Climate change is becoming more of a topic at the global forefront and the new book, Eat for the Planet by Nil Zacharias and Gene Stone presents an opinion lacking in originality.Written in eight chapters, each section repeats the redundant din of “cows are the problem, you’re a fool if you don’t stop eating animal products”. While at the beginning of this scholastic journey I was open-minded about other possibilities on saving the earth and benefiting the environment, this optimism immediately turned sour as book took dark turns down The writing is largely biased and sarcastic, pointing fingers and attempting to solve a problem. Scenarios of what our world is going to devolve to by 2050 is ruled by stark imagery and jarring examples. The text is fueled by a fear mentality that’s counterproductive. Statistics are used heartily, which gets immensely confusing and thus detracts from the message. Some of the information also seems warped to fit the thesis and i hyperbolized invaluably. There is redundancy and it’s almost laughable how redundant the authors are with their descriptions of a fear-ridden future. This constant repetition is not a call to action but rather a grueling process. Throughout the unmoving infographic pages there is a sense of impending doom. There is no humanity behind the words, ather statistics and poor writing , leaving me unmoved and unmotivated to initiate change.

The book was longer than it should have been and brevity was obviously not a strong-suit of the two authors.

It is always beneficial to get more perspectives and opinions on problems as drastic as climate change and for that I give it credit.

If you are fine with having someone point the finger at you and prophetize unprofessionally the immenant death of Earth and all its inhabitants, then by all means Eat for the Planet is a perfect fit. Now go enjoy our McBurger and fries. Happy diabetes!