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Junk Pet Food And
The Damage Done (PDF)
Nexus Vol 14 No 6 October/November 2007
Suggested Reading List
Raw Meaty Bones lectures - recommended reading
If you don't have time to read, then come to the lectures anyway. But if you have the time I recommend you read Raw Meaty Bones first. You will likely gain a fuller understanding and have more fun too.
Nutrition and disease 'facts' can be obtained from many sources - books, magazines, Internet discussion groups and websites. Paradoxically, some of the more reliable 'facts' come from the commercial pet food makers. But wherever you get your facts please remember Henri Amiel's caution: 'An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.'
If we are to overcome the artificial pet food monster - improve the health of our pets, human economy and natural environment - it's not new facts we need, it's new ways of seeing and thinking. The following books provided the foundation and the framework for Raw Meaty Bones.
The Sleepwalkers: Man's changing view of the universe - Arthur Koestler
Gaia: A new look at life on Earth - James Lovelock
Silent Spring - Rachel Carson
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Age of Propaganda - Pratkanis and Aronson
The Double Helix - James Watson (Personal account of the discovery of the molecular structure of DNA)
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - Thomas Kuhn (For those wanting to know the structure of the structure)
Microcosmos: Four billion years of microbial evolution - Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan
Effectiveness and Efficiency - Archie Cochrane (Available from British Medical Association http://www.bmjbookshop.com )