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Black Food Justice Reading List: 25 Articles, Books, and People to Follow

Centering the conversation around the activists, artists, and plant-based pioneers fighting for equality in the food system—and in their everyday lives—is the first step toward justice.

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Book Review: Voices For Animal Liberation by Brittany Michelson

Voices For Animal Liberation explores how personal trauma, depression, dysfunction, and addiction foster insight into the trauma of animals trapped in human systems of abuse.

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Book Review: Our Symphony with Animals by Aysha Akhtar

The first book by a physician to show how deeply the well-beings of humans and animals are intertwined, Our Symphony with Animals is a must read.

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Book Review: Hungry for Disruption by Shen Ming Lee

With remote sensors that optimize water use and crop genetics that selects for heartier grains, the global agricultural industry is using technology to meet the demands of a growing population.

Book Review: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy

Carnism isn’t unlearned until we “witness the truth of carnism while witnessing ourselves.” As Joy puts it, we need to show ourselves as much compassion during this process as we show animals.

Book Review: The Lives of Animals by J.M. Coetzee

J.M. Coetzee takes on a literary struggle with the moral distinction – or lack thereof – between human and animal suffering and death. Whether you agree with him or not, this book should be of interest to most people thinking about animals and morality.

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Book Review: How To Go Vegan by Kate Schuler

As we near the end of Veganuary, the annual challenge for non-vegans to go vegan for the month (and hopefully carry it into the rest of the new year), let’s revisit a classic.

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Book Review: Why You Eat What You Eat by Rachel Herz

There’s are reasons behind what we eat, whether it’s how much sugar we eat or why we feel so much better eating plants.

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Book Review: Dirty Vegan by Matt Pritchard

Matt Pritchard SWYD/YouTube The latest addition to the vegan main stage is BBC host, skateboarder,…

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Book Review: Persimmon Takes on the World by Christopher Locke

Ready for a real adventure? Animal-cruelty fighting raccoon Persimmon takes us on a journey to…