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January 2022
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What can you do to improve your health and at the same time improve the health of our home planet? Do you want to be a healthier and more sustainable consumer? In this straightforward, easy-to-understand and entertaining book, dietitian and environmentalist Dr. Dana Ellis Hunnes outlines the actions we can all take. Many people feel overwhelmed by the scope of climate change and believe that only large, sweeping changes will make any difference. Yet the choices we make every day can have effects on climate change, the oceans, the land, and other species. This book outlines the problems we are facing, and then presents ideas or 'recipes' to empower us, to help us all make a difference. Recipe For Survival provides the guidance that you can use right now to improve your health, your family's health, and the health of the environment simultaneously.


‘… a thorough introduction, and there’s plenty for newbies to sink their teeth into.’

Source: Publisher's Weekly

‘An action-inspiring guide to transforming our personal habits so that each of us can become a powerful change agent for a brighter, greener future.’

Josh Tickell - author and director of Kiss the Ground

‘… this brilliantly written book could become a classic. I emphatically recommend that it be required reading for any educational group or public service program which studies the environment. It is the ticket to our future. It is without parallel! Dana Ellis Hunnes presents an abundance of science-based evidence that should encourage us to think deeply about the multiple ways we humans degrade our planetary home. No reader can come away without feeling a sense of awe and urgency to do whatever we can to save our home, both individually and collectively … we can make it happen entirely within a democratic, free-market society. We simply need the collective will to do so. Dr. Hunnes provides a rich collection of ideas on how to make this happen and how to do it now! … It is well-nigh time for us to truly sense the future of our children and our grandchildren.’

T. Colin Campbell - Cornell University, author of The China Study, Whole, and The Future of Nutrition: An Insider's Look at the Science, Why We Keep Getting It Wrong and How to Start Getting It Right

‘Dana Ellis Hunnes’s fact-packed and accessible Recipe for Survival delivers on its promise to empower us in our daily lives right now. In the book’s potent first half, Dana lays out the latest science documenting today’s ecological and public health crises. In the second half, she shines a light on sources of hope, giving us the tools we need to make changes to our diets, our habits, and quite possibly the future of our planet.’

Aaron Saul Gross - Founder, Farm Forward; Professor, University of San Diego; author of The Question of the Animal and Religion

‘Each of us has the power and the potential to change the world for the better. We can all make a difference when we harness our passion to the virtues of courage and imagination. Dana Ellis Hunnes understands the power of one, and the need to focus our energies in the present in order to define what the future will be. Recipe for Survival provides both guidance and answers and she has the courage to say what needs to be said.’

Captain Paul Watson - Founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

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