Should We All Be Vegan?

A primer for the 21st century


An insightful look at the arguments for and against universal adoption of a vegan diet and lifestyle.


ISBN: 9780500295038 Category:

Molly Watson


The Big Idea shortlisted for series design in the British Design and Production Awards

As concern grows over the environmental costs and ethical implications of intensive factory farming, an increasing number of us are embracing diets and lifestyles free from animal products. Has the time now arrived for us all to reject the exploitation of animals completely and become vegan? Would adopting a wholly plant-based diet be beneficial for our health? How would a majority vegan population affect the global economy and the planet? Does it make any sense to go flexitarian or vegetarian? Molly Watson explores the history, rationale and impact of veganism on an individual, social and global level, and assesses the effects of a mass change in diet on our environment, the economy and our health.

Additional information

Weight 333 g
Dimensions 15.1 x 22.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 9 October 2019
Number of pages 144
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Matthew Taylor
Dimensions 15.1 x 22.8 cm
Weight 333 g


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Molly Watson is the editor-in-chief of Edible Communities, the flagship website for a network of more than 80 magazines dedicated to telling the stories of local, sustainable food systems around the USA and Canada. She has a long list of publishing credits, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Elle, Sunset and the Best Food Writing series, as well as two plant-centric cookbooks. She has also worked with a wide variety of companies, from Uber to Kashi and MyFitnessPal. She has a PhD in European history from Stanford University.