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An Inconvenient Truth meets Thug Kitchen in this fresh, lavishly-designed cookbook featuring resources and recipes for healthy, Earth-friendly dishes. This gorgeous resource and recipe collection proves we can each help solve the world's major environmental problems simply by incorporating more plants into our diets--and shows us how. Featuring investigative reporting, compelling infographics, beautiful environmental photography, and more, Food Is the Solution will inspire us all to lend a hand--and fork--by putting more plants on our plates.
Featuring Original Essays from
Academy Award-winning director James Cameron (foreword)
Academy Award-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg
Famed Chef and Humanitarian, José Andrés
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) President Rhea Suh
Sierra Club Deputy Executive Director Bruce Hamilton
Greenpeace USA Executive Director Annie Leonard
Whole Foods Market Founder and CEO John Mackey
New York Times-bestselling author, Michael Greger, M.D.
Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook
Oxfam America campaign manager Ben Grossman-Cohen
Pro racecar driver and environmental champion Leilani Munter
Good Food Institute Executive Director Bruce Friedrich
The Center for Biological Diversity's Stephanie Feldstein
Praise for Food Is the Solution
"The way we eat reflects how we are taking care of the planet. This book can guide us towards real change."
"This motivating book highlights how we can make a big difference to the future of the planet simply through our food choices."
MEHMET OZ, M.D.
"The first recommendation for my patients with heart disease is a primarily plant-based diet. This book can help us all live healthier while treating the planet better."
"Food Is the Solution demonstrates how food lovers can change the world for the better."
"This book is an important call to action for anyone who eats."
THE SIERRA CLUB
"Though diet is but one of many things we need to change, we won't be able to save the world without dramatically changing our food and agriculture practices. Matthew Prescott has assembled a detailed and delicious road map to survival."
THEODORE ROOSEVELT IV
CHAIRMAN, THE CENTER FOR CLIMATE & ENERGY SOLUTIONS
"A superb and thought provoking book about the long term impact of what we eat on the environment and our health. We need to learn how to vote with our mouths and this is a great guide to help us do so."
"More people than ever are enjoying plant-based foods as a way to help themselves and the planet. Matthew Prescott's book makes it easy and accessible for anyone to lend a hand—and fork."
HOST OF ABC'S THE CHEW
"Matthew Prescott proves that food can be delicious while also helping mend the social and ecological fabric of our world."
PRESIDENT, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
"Individual action can lead to collective action, and collective action opens the door for system wide, positive change. So please do all you can, starting at home -- where Matthew Prescott's inspiring book can guide you to some healthy and delicious choices."
MARK R. TERCEK
PRESIDENT & CEO, THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
"Food Is the Solution will give you the tools you need to incorporate plant-based eating into your everyday life. Start now, and help the planet."
"Food Is the Solution shares easy ways to look and feel great while also respecting the Earth. Talk about a win-win!"
CHEF JOSE ANDRES
"As global citizens, we all share in the responsibility of creating a better future. With this book, Matthew Prescott shows us how our food choices can do just that."
DR. MICHAEL GREGER
AUTHOR OF HOW NOT TO DIE
"Devour this book. Eat it up. It might just save your life and the world."
CHEF DAVID CHANG
"Food is power, and this book will help you use it."
"There's nothing sexier than saving the Earth--and this book shows you how you can do that through the power of your plate."
"The planet needs us, and this book can help."
PAUL "PEE-WEE HERMAN" REUBENS
"Eat more plants for a better planet: Easy peasy. Bon appétit!"
"Food plays a big part of our identity, and this book will help us align what we eat with who we are."
BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MOOSEWOOD COOKBOOK
"This book can help lead you on a creative and delicious adventure—and contribute to a healthier Earth."
"Rarely does a book come along that so thoroughly challenges us to rethink how we're living while providing the tools we need to rise to that challenge. This book does exactly that."
ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER OF AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH & FED UP
"Food Is the Solution is the guide I wish I had as a young mom. This is the blueprint for anyone who eats."
WILLIAM C. BAKER
PRESIDENT, THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION
"As this book shows, even slight changes in diet can help improve water quality."
PRESIDENT, THE LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS
"This provocative and valuable book reminds us that a smart diet is good for our health, our soul, and our planet."
PRESIDENT & CEO, THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT
"For anyone wondering what they can do for the climate, this important book proves our everyday choices can have powerful consequences – not to mention, some seriously delicious results."
FOUNDER & CEO, WHOLE FOODS MARKET
"Eating with the Earth in mind has never been easier, thanks to this important and eye-opening book."
PRESIDENT & CEO, THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES
"When it comes to food and its impact on the environment, animal welfare and public health, we’ve
reached a fork in the road—and Matthew Prescott’s book will help you use yours to choose the right way."
"We impact the world at each meal, and this book can help us use our plates as a force for good."
NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE FOOD BABE WAY
"Each one of us can help protect the planet when we choose what to eat.
It's simpler than you may think! This book will give you all the tools you need."
"Matthew Prescott has cut through all the confusing information about our food supply to bring us great recipes that are good for us and the planet. A must read!"
PRESIDENT, THE ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP
"Food Is the Solution offers moving stories and helpful tips so we can all live more sustainably."
"The fact is: the more plant-based we eat, the better we feel, the better we are. No more alternative facts."
FRONTMAN FOR JETHRO TULL
"Thought provoking resources and recipes to help you kick start a more environmentally-friendly diet."
ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR OF THE COVE & RACING EXTINCTION
"There’s a crisis in our oceans and on our planet. This book offers concrete, easy and delicious ways to help."
CHEF TAL RONNEN
"Great book, great food, better world—what more could we ask for?"
BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF QUANTUM WELLNESS, THE LEAN & THE ONE
"The world—literally, planet Earth—needs this book!"
"For those of us already enthralled by Matthew Prescott's perspective and insight into how what we eat affects who we are and the fate of the world, this book comes at exactly the right time."
AUTHOR OF CHLOE'S KITCHEN
"Environmental eating just got tastier!"
FORMER DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR OF THE UNITED STATES E.P.A.
"There’s a place at the table for everyone when it comes to environmental eating, and this book can help you find yours."
CEO OF THE LEONARDO DICAPRIO FOUNDATION and FORMER SECRETARY OF THE CALIFORNIA E.P.A.
"We can stand up for the planet when we sit down to eat, and Matthew Prescott has given us straightforward, easy ways to do exactly that."
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK
"Matthew Prescott has offered a significant tool for anyone who wants to take action for the planet every time they eat."
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, KHALED BIN ALWALEED
PRINCE OF SAUDI ARABIA
"This is one of the most crucial books of our time. It offers amazing, healthy food while being environmentally conscious and informative. A must read!"
DR. T. COLIN CAMPBELL
AUTHOR OF THE CHINA STUDY
"The message for the future is really very simple: Get as close to a whole food, plant-based diet as possible."
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
"Use this book as an important tool to help you turn your diet into a force for good."
JAMIE RAPPAPORT CLARK
PRESIDENT & CEO, DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE and FORMER DIRECTOR, U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
"A timely resource to help us all eat better and tread lighter on the planet."
CHAIRMAN & CEO OF THE UNITED STATES HEALTHFUL FOOD COUNCIL
"Matthew Prescott provides a compelling case that most foods that are good for you are also good for the world. Whether you’re a carnivore or vegan, you’ll benefit from reading this book."
"Protecting our environment takes all hands—and mouths—on deck. Food Is the Solution shows how simple it can be to adopt a more Earth-friendly lifestyle which is a critical first step to changing our habits as a society."
AUTHOR OF DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA
"Want to save the world while enjoying great food? This marvelous book shows you how."
TRIP VAN NOPPEN
"We can fight for the planet and the public health in the courts or when we sit down to eat. Matthew Prescott shows us how to make a difference with every meal."
FOUNDER, THE SCHOOL OF NATURAL COOKERY
"Matthew Prescott has created an outstanding resource to support global change."
BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LIVING THE FARM SANCTUARY LIFE & FARM SANCTUARY
"Food Is the Solution will help you save the Earth and live more compassionately."
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE GOOD FOOD INSTITUTE
"This book is the best thing since sliced bread."
"We can heal our body through the right type of food, but…by consuming and producing the right ingredients food becomes also a medicine for our planet."
THE WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
"A menu of ideas to help us eat in a more environmentally responsible and healthy way."
STICKY FINGERS BAKERY & FARE WELL
"For your health, the environment, and animals—this book has everything you need to make a difference!"
"This book is a great guide to a simpler, healthier, and more compassionate way to live."
COAUTHOR OF CRAZY SEXY KITCHEN
"Food tastes so much better when you know it is giving back to the world. This book highlights how and why."
PRESIDENT OF ECO-INVESTMENT FIRM GREEN CENTURY CAPITAL
"Food Is the Solution can help you invest in your health and the health of the Earth at every meal."
AUTHOR OF FIVE YEARS IN HEAVEN
"We can use our plates to help the planet. This book is a giant lightbulb switched on to help us."
GLOBAL PROGRAM CHEF, GOOGLE
"Today's chefs are spending more time than ever before on plant-forward foods. As this book proves, culinarians can activate positive change to help us all eat better and diversify our food choices, while also preserving our planet and its precious resources."
KRISTIN BAUER VAN STRATEN
"I get asked all the time, 'How can I do more to help animals, the planet, people?' I always say to start with what you do every day! And we all eat! This book will help you feel better while helping others in an easy great tasting way."