Vani manages what I feel like I never could, she knows how to hook people & get them to listen to her regarding what is going on with our corrupt food system. While I'm older than her, her story feels very similar to my own (& I imagine many others). My disgust led me to organic food, fighting for the Certified Organic label, growing my own & eventually quitting my job & moving to where I am now so I could run my own farm organically full time. That is how disgusted I was/am with our food system.
Fast forward two decades & folks are so much more aware (although still not enough folks) of the corruption in our food system. When GMO's became much more widely recognized, I was thrilled. I remember saying to my husband that now organic would finally reach it's full potential. Instead, folks grew angry over a lack of GM labeling & starting focusing on buying Non GMO food rather than supporting certified organic which is non GMO & so much more. It was & has been so disappointing for the organic movement. I love how Vani points out that organic is leaps & bounds better than non GMO & even points out that foods that are non GMO can & still do contain glyphosate. This is something I've been trying to teach folks for years. This misinformation is intentional to create as much confusion as possible regarding non GMO, organic, & conventional. The more confused folks are, the more likely they are to throw up their hands & give up.
While I've been shouting to the roof tops for the past 20 years about our food system, nearly everyone looks at me like I'm crazy (thankfully less so now, then when I first started preaching). So, I may not be able to convince you, but maybe Vani can. Or maybe like me you are already a Food Babe follower & believer. If so, this book is worth gifting to someone who needs a little push in the right direction. You never know, it might finally click with them & we will have yet another educated consumer on our side. For me, this book is a nice refresher for what I've already known. I am hoping it will help me educate others regarding our food system. Unlike other books of this type, Vani keeps it very conversational. She never bogs the reader down with more information than they can handle. Everything is clear & easy to understand. She also backs up her statements, providing pages of End Notes that list her sources.
Lastly, while Vani has her own line of food products (Truvia) she mentions it in the book but doesn't push her products. The mention simply goes with her story regarding our food system. She even has a 48 hour detox plan which simply suggests eating very healthy organic foods. No special foods from her Truvani line. When I consider how many authors use opportunities like this to self promote their supplements/products, the fact that Vani didn't do this is highly commendable. I greatly appreciate the lack of a sales pitch. This book is pure, real information. What you do with it is up to you.
I wish you good health.
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