Harvest For Hope: A Guide To Mindful Eating By Jane Goodall

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2032 words
2032 words

For this project I chose the book written by Jane Goodall called Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating. Being a very big animal lover I was excited to see her name on the list of book choices so I can further invest my time into getting to know her ideology that goes beyond the world of chimpanzees. I had first seen her inside a documentary I found on Netflix when I had the flu a few years ago. I had never heard of this book and never been familiar with a lot of her views and opinions surrounding human health. Although not surprising, her views surrounded itself with a high awareness for the environment, animals, and long lasting happy health for you and your family. The healthy alternatives she is proposing inside this book, like choosing to eat organic foods for example, goes beyond a temporary suggestion and reaches into the realm of helping the reader change their lifestyle for the better. This interesting book surrounds itself in her personal health and food advice supported with evidential facts. The strongest points that I personally found the most refreshing were her ideas on alternative ways to consume more healthy foods.
Starting off in the beginning of this book it was heavy in background information that she wanted to set for the readers that was the base of her personal beliefs. Although much different from my personal views, inside chapter one she went into detail on some habits of eating and hunting inside of the animal kingdom where us, as humans, have in common. Starting off with the primate family, of course, Goodall laid out her fundamental views how humans and the primate animal group are only different by one chromosome and from that we have similar behaviors.
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...e has a very sensitive and personable narrative throughout the book that transcends to showing how caring of a person she is. That aspect, who the writer is, is very important to me especially when discussing such important topics that needs to be coming from someone I trust and believe in. Since food and eating habits is something that every human all has in common it is a very good book that is able to affect anyone on a personal level. For me it has drawn an even further connection to the things I have learned in this course. My family has always been health conscious because my mother has been having health problems for 20 years so the importance of health and exercise is something that I have been raised with. With textual evidence the class and this book has presented to me I am very confident in my health habits and choices today and for the rest of my life.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that they chose jane goodall's book harvest for hope: a guide to mindful eating for their project.
  • Analyzes how goodall's book was heavy in background information that she wanted to set for the readers that was the base of her personal beliefs. she went into detail on some habits of eating and hunting inside of the animal kingdom where humans have in common.
  • Narrates how she was one of the first scientists to discover that chimps consume protein through insects and small rodents found in their habitat.
  • Opines that the first chapter seemed mundane to them personally because they don't respect the connection that humans have with the primate family as she does.
  • Opines that chapter two, titled "a celebration of cultures", focuses on humans' health and eating habits instead of focusing on similarities and reasons.
  • Analyzes how chapter two was almost a lesson on why we are eating and producing the foods we're. she states how the times that we live in, generationally also effects our habits.
  • Analyzes how jane goodall's chapter three, entitled "how we lost commonsense farming," provides factual basis for her beliefs in organic farming and eating.
  • Explains that high consumption of chemicals came from the high and fast production off of farmlands that would eventually drain all nutrients out of the dirt, which was essential to growing crops.
  • Explains that in chapter 4, "seeds of discontent", a new discovery has been made in the food industry. genetically modifying crops and organisms is something new with unknown health consequences.
  • Opines that chapters 5-7 are not my favorite chapters in the book because of the harsh realities that our food industry and consumption has on animals and the environment.
  • Analyzes how draws a big line for readers to understand the transformation between how farming should be, organically, and what farming has become today.
  • Opines that chapter 7 has a lighter atmosphere in her narrative because she gives readers hope on things they can do to stay educated on the progress of this type of farming.
  • Analyzes how goes into advice on which restaurants to trust with their produce and meat and shares her point of view on how to appropriately read labels for personal use.
  • Opines that they were not as interested in reading the book for the face they felt they had received everything they wanted out of it already. chapter 8 lightly discussed the ocean environment and hazards of not respecting ocean life.
  • Opines that the advice section in the book kicked in at chapter 11 and the progressive nature of 's writing.
  • Analyzes how the book was progressive and helpful in its nature, starting with background information and personal stories, to introducing and education of real problems that are not talked about in the food industry.
  • Analyzes how does not provide more arguments or informational backgrounds on the hazards of eating poorly. she simply presents the issues and draws connections to them based on information she previously presented and taught the reader.
  • Opines that harvest for hope's main focus was on the harvest of the food that we eat with the ripple effects of not eating or producing things in a correct and healthy manner.
  • Analyzes how goodall's focus on the importance of what we put into our bodies instead of incorporating physical fitness was not discussed in connections to human health. she briefly discusses the balance of carbs with fats and proteins in the chapter.
  • Opines that the book was not based on a trend, but on her beautiful reputation representing an organic lifestyle, which leads readers to keep an open mind.
  • Opines that the book is educational to everyone, in many different cultures, all over the world, since it transcends to showing how caring of a person she is.
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