In Comfortably Unaware, Dr. Richard Oppenlander tackles the crucial issue of “global depletion” as it relates to food choice. “We should all be committed,” he tells us, “to understanding the reality and consequences of our diet, the footprint it makes on our environment, and seek food products that are in the best interest of all living things.” His forthright information and stark mental images are often disturbing—and that’s how it should be. As the guardians of Planet Earth, we need to be shaken out of our complacency, to stop being “comfortably unaware,” and to understand the measures we must take to ensure the health and well-being of our planet—and of ourselves.
Oppenlander presents this information in easy-to-read chapters that touch on issues ranging from the rainforests (“depleting the lungs of our planet”), to water and oceans, to the air we breathe (yes, food choice affects oxygen and the quality of the air). His fresh insight on this suppressed, and often controversial, topic goes well beyond the now-familiar warnings about “global warming.” His information is essential reading; he provides entirely new perspectives on our culture and how this global crisis reached such startling proportions, as well as—most important—how to solve the problem.
Comfortably Unaware will open your eyes to the global effects of your food choices and, hopefully, will encourage you to make a difference.
Dr. Oppenlander has devoted his life to improving the health of our planet. Since 1976, he has extensively studied the effect our food choices have on our health and their immense impact on our environment. He is also president and founder of a sustainable organic food production business. He has been a featured guest appearing on radio shows, in newspapers, and in magazines, and speaks around the country about Global Depletion—the loss of our resources, food supply, and our own health.
About the Author: Dr. Richard OppenlanderISBN: 9780825306860 $14.95, Paperback 200 pages ISBN: 9780825306228 $14.99, Ebook.