Journalist John Tilston often got tongue tied when trying to explain to dinner guests why he was vegetarian. He decided he'd better find out whether his gut feelings about vegetarianism were right, so he embarked on an exploration of the reasons for not eating meat and whether they stacked up.
He casts his eye over the environmental, health and ethical reasons most often cited by vegetarians as reasons for not eating meat, and he sprinkles the exploration with personal experiences and anecdotes about his life as a vegetarian.
The result is a concise investigation and report into the rational reasons for being vegetarian. The author found that recent research has cleared up debates in many of the previously contentious areas and he has validated some of the latest scientific results by relating them to his own experiences of vegetarianism. He finds that there are sound reasons for not eating meat and that there is irrefutable evidence that most vegetarians are healthy.