"Diet For A New American" 30th anniversary
Year 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Diet For A New America
, the 1987 book that launched the modern Western vegan movement.
I remember when the book and video documentary came out. PBS showed the documentary for months, it seemed.
The full documentary is on YouTube. It's a trip to watch, because it features appearances from the much-younger John McDougall, Michael Klaper, and T. Colin Campbell. John McDougall's "starch-centered diet" message was exactly the same as it is now. Michael Klaper had a little more hair. T. Colin Campbell discusses his research in China (that later became The China Study
1990 was an incredible year.
“Under the twinkling trees was a table covered with Guatemalan fabric, roses in juice jars, wax rose candles from Tijuana and plates of food — Weetzie's Vegetable Love-Rice, My Secret Agent Lover Man's guacamole, Dirk's homemade pizza, Duck's fig and berry salad and Surfer Surprise Protein Punch, Brandy-Lynn's pink macaroni, Coyote's cornmeal cakes, Ping's mushu plum crepes and Valentine's Jamaican plantain pie."
from Witch Baby, Francesca Lia Block, 1991
Last edited by David3; 08-28-2017 at 08:00 PM.