The Sustainability Secret: Rethinking Our Diet to Transform the World
By Keegan Kuhn and Kip Andersen
The Sustainability Secret is written by Keegan Kuhn and Kip Andersen, who produced and directed the groundbreaking 2014 documentary, Cowspiracy. The book is based on and incorporates the comprehensive research, statistics, information, and truth that is revealed in the film. Cowspiracy exposes the single largest contributing factor to the destruction of the planet—our consumption of animals and our large-scale industrialized animal agricultural system. The book, supported by information from the movie, reveals the truth about the devastating and destructive effects that animal agriculture is having on our planet and how it has become the leading cause of rainforest destruction, deforestation, greenhouse gas production, global warming and climate change, water consumption and pollution, air pollution, ocean dead-zones, wildlife habitat loss, species extinction, topsoil erosion, is a community and public health hazard, and is causing debilitating chronic disease in humans.
The Sustainability Secret is a strong wake-up call for anyone concerned about protecting our planet as well as our own health. Through the authors’ extensive investigative research, numerous high-level interviews, and a focus on statistics and facts, they reveal the environmental community’s stunning willingness to ignore the destructive impacts of animal agriculture due to the power and money of the meat and dairy industry. Their findings also provide the only viable way out—by making different food choices away from consuming animal products and instead choosing a plant-based, whole foods vegan diet that produces half as much carbon dioxide as an American omnivore, uses 1/11 the amount of fossil fuels, 1/13 the amount of water, 1/18 the amount of land, requires significantly less water, produces negligible pollutions and destruction to resources, and saves an animal’s life!
The website for the documentary film Cowspiracy.