If you want to put the welfare of humanity first, you can hardly do better than become vegan. Author of Animal Liberation, Peter Singer, states that if Americans were to reduce their meat consumption by only 10 % for one year, it would free at least 12 million tons of grain for human consumption. That is enough to feed 60 million people. If Americans stopped eating grain-fed beef altogether, the whole population of India could be fed.
Instead we feed grain, corn, and soybeans to livestock. It takes up to 16 pounds of grain and soybeans to produce 1 pound of beef. Ninety to 100% of the protein, carbohydrate, and dietary fiber of grains are lost through the cycling of grain through livestock.
Help world hunger by continually learning about and eating plant foods.
The Vegetarian Society of South Jersey has compiled a list of publications about vegetarianism and/or veganism that we deem worthwhile. The publications below (and many others) may be purchased by contacting the American Vegan Society.
The American Vegan Society (AVS), formed in 1960, promotes veganism (veganism goes beyond vegetarianism in excluding all animal products such as dairy products and eggs) as a way of life through public education. The AVS makes their publications available by mail.
American Vegan Society
PO Box 369
Malaga, NJ 08328
Why Do Vegetarians Eat Like That?
by David Gabbe
Information packed vegetarian guide.
276 pages 6.25″ X 8.25″. Paperback
by Melina RD, Davis RD and Harrison RD
Nutritional guide for becoming a vegetarian or vegan. Near-vegan recipes.
261 pages 7″ X 10″. Paperback
Food for Life
by Neal Barnard MD
Forward by Dr. Dean Ornish. Nearly one half devoted to vegan recipes and menus.
334 pages 6″ X 9″. Paperback
Vegan Nutrition Pure & Simple
by Michael Klaper
Especially helpful for new vegetarians or vegans. Meals and recipes.
70 pages 8.5″ X 11″. Color Paperback
Good Food Today, Great Kids Tomorrow
by Jay Gordon MD
Fifty things that you can do for happy, healthy children.
212 pages 6″ X 8.25″. Paperback
($17.95) Out of print but we still have a few copies available, please call.
Dr. Attwood’s Low-Fat Prescription for Kids
by C.R. Attwood MD
Forward by Dr. Spock. Preventive nutrition.
($21.95) 286 pages 6″ X 9″. Hardback
($11.95) 286 pages 5″ X 7.75″. Paperback
Eat Right. Live Longer
by Neal Barnard MD
388 pages (includes 90 pages of Recipes/Menus by Jennifer Raymond)
($24.00) 6″ X 9″. Hardback
($13.00) 5″ X 8″. Paperback
Save Yourself from Beast Cancer
by Robert Kradjian MD
An honest nutritional approach by a noted surgeon.
258 pages 6.25″ X 8.25″. Paperback
The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism
by William Harris MD
Nutrition, health and disease, charts, studies.
216 pages 5.5″ X 8.5″. Paperback
Diet for a New America
by John Robbins
Going vegan: for our sake, the animals’, the planets’.
424 pages + index, 5.5″ X 8.25″. Paperback ($14.95)
A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
by Judy Krizmanic
Forward by T. Colin Campbell, PH.D. Reasons; nutrition; anxious parents; social situations;
easy recipes, lacto or vegan. 218 pages 6″ X 9″. Paperback
Choices for Our Future
by: Ocean Robbins and Sol Solomon
Preserving the environment; our dietary choices, etc. For teens.
191 pages 5.5″ X 8.5″. Paperback
Animals In Society
by Zoë Weil
Animals in religion, education, food/clothing, experiments. Suitable for HS, Jr. HS students.
Illustrated. 126 pages 6″ X 9″. Paperback
Leprechaun Cake & Other Tales, A Story Cookbook
(6 to 14 Adult supervision needed) Stories and more than 40 simple vegan recipes
128 pages 6″ X 9″. Paperback
Eat Smart, A Picture Story Health Guide For Kids
by D. Figtree PH.D.
(Ages 8 to 12 years) Picture story, food choices; near vegan (honey).
102 pages 8.5″ X 6″.
Lorna Sass’ Complete Vegetarian Kitchen
by Lorna Sass
(Recipes from an Ecological Kitchen) Flavorful.
492 pages 7″ X 10″. Paperback
by Chef Ron Pickarski
An ecological approach to gourmet cooking.
278 pages 7.25″ X 9″.
The American Vegetarian Cookbook
by Marilyn Diamond
Inventive varied recipes, nealy all vegan.
422 pages 8.5″ X 11″.
($26.95 – Hardback)
The Vegan Kitchen
by Freya Dinshah
Vegan variety, equipment, shopping, salads, main dishes, vegetables, breads/crackers, soups, desserts & party treats etc. Vegan cheeses, milks, creams, ice creams, shakes, spreads; tofu items.
13th edition. More than 300 recipes; 4 weeks of menus, from simple to gourmet.
70 illustrations 96 pages 8.5″ X 11″. Softcover
($19.95) cookbook and 59 minute video.
($9.95) cookbook only.
A Diet for All Reasons
by Michael Klaper, MD
Fine presentation: healthy environmental vegan fare. 1 hour.
Diet for a New America, Your Health, Your Planet
by John Robbins
American diet: a recipe for personal and environmental disaster. What one person can do.
Specify 60 minute (U.S. or PAL format) or 30 minute (U.S. format only)
($19.95 or 3 for $50.00)