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Sacred Cow

The Case for (Better) Meat
Narrated by: Christine Williams
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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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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Amazing

A wonderful eye opening journey into how our world works and why we need to change our current path away from processed garbage foods. This book should be part of school curriculum to teach a better understanding of how the next generations can set things right. Until then I'll finish the grass fed steak I sourced from a local farm.

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  • Ralph Ospina
  • 19-08-2020

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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  • Ethan
  • 24-10-2020

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
  • 22-10-2020

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-10-2020

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
  • 28-09-2020

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.

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  • Jessica W
  • 15-09-2020

An Important Read

This book challenges our preconceived notions on what is good for our bodies and the planet in a well thought out and thorough manner

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  • Alex Emery
  • 12-09-2020

Clear message. Full carnivore trumps the diet recommendations tho.

Meat only is most healthy I believe. Reference Paul Saladino’s book “carnivore code”. I give this 5 stars still tho for overall message. Spot on I guys. Thank you for your hard work putting this together. Be well Alex from Washington State.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-2020

Refreshingly undeniable truth!!!

The book is filled with data, making it the most refreshing. It debunks so much bias agenda we have fed for most of this century. ⭐⭐⭐

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  • Josh Simos
  • 04-09-2020

great information!

Great information presented in a very fair way. Thank you for doing so much research!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-2020

Great journey through latest evidence

Not overly scientific, but also not pithy. It's a great dive into the latest nutritional research from all angles. It's level-headed, comprehensive, scientific, compelling, and entertaining!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-09-2020

Top book!

A great listen, very factual not at all dogmatic. Highlights the problems with monocrop agriculture damaging our topsoil and its sustainability issue. Shows the benefits of regenerative grazing ruminants to biodiversity and why this IS something we can sustain. Diana and Robb also do a great job explaining the health benefits of nutrient dense meat whether grassfed of not.

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  • Anonimo Nonlodico
  • 20-09-2020

A must read!

Very well written, thorough and sensible examination of a vitally important subject. Highly recommended! Everyone should read this book.

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  • T R
  • 17-09-2020

An important and pertinent read

Don’t expect to read this from cover to cover. Read a bit at a time and absorb the content properly. This is an important work. I hope that we as a species can take heed and act now. All of us can act as individuals, and support the regenerative system this book so well explains. Let’s get cracking.

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  • Stian Van Zweden
  • 29-08-2020

A book the world needs!

The information in this book can save your health, improve the World’s food supply and the soil. Better animal welfare and make a sustainable ecosystem of it all. My hope is that this book becomes a bestseller! You should read this book!!

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  • Mr m p c orchard
  • 25-08-2020

a book for everyone

everyone must read this book as soon as possible and do their bit to save the world.