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The Top Planet-Saving, Life-Saving, and Socially-Responsible Reasons for a Plant-based Diet

  • Lincoln Belmont Public Library 1659 W Melrose St Chicago, IL 60657 United States (map)

Robert Grillo Executive Director

We feed about half of the world’s edible grain crop to farm animals while some 800,000 humans go hungry. We have engineered a hen to lay her entire body weight in eggs every 24 to 30 days. Farmed animals occupy 45% of the surface area of the earth. A chicken breast comes from a 6-week-old infant-age bird. The Adventist Health Studies (one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind) show vegans having the lowest rates of metabolic syndrome and all the chronic diseases associated with it. By going vegan, America could feed an additional 390 million people. These are just some of the stunning revelations in this presentation that highlights the most compelling ethical, environmental, and health reasons for embracing a plant-based diet, not to mention that the United Nations is openly advocating it as well!

About Robert Grillo

Robert Grillo is an activist, author and speaker for all species rights. He is also the founder and director of Free from Harm, a non profit dedicated to helping end animal exploitation.

As a communications professional for over 20 years, Grillo once worked on large food industry accounts where he acquired a behind-the-scenes perspective on food branding and marketing. His recent book, Farm to Fable: The Fictions of Our Animal-Consuming Culture explores the powerful narratives driving our culture of mass animal consumption.

Other published works include contributions to Caged: Top Activists Share Their Wisdom on Effective Animal Advocacy and Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice. In addition Grillo writes articles for Free from Harm and curates work from other leading authors.