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The World Peace Diet

Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony
Tenth Anniversary Edition

Will Tuttle


What is so simple as eating an apple? And yet, what could be more sacred or profound? Food is our most intimate and telling connection both with the natural order and with our cultural heritage. But it is increasingly clear that the choices we make about food today are leading to environmental degradation, enormous human health problems, and unimaginable cruelty toward our fellow creatures.

The World Peace Diet presents the outlines of a more empowering understanding of our world, based on comprehending the far-reaching implications of our food choices. Incorporating systems theory, teachings from mythology and religions, and the human sciences, Will Tuttle offers a set of universal principles for all people of conscience, from any religious tradition, that show how we as a species can move our consciousness forward—allowing us to become more free, more intelligent, more loving, and happier in the choices we make.

Since it was published in 2005, The World Peace Diet and author Will Tuttle have reached hundreds of thousands of people around the globe and created a whole new movement of people making a conscious connection with a healthful diet and cruelty-free living, and committing spiritually, psychologically, and socially to nonviolence and genuine sustainability. This tenth anniversary edition contains a new foreword, new resources (including recipes), and a study guide.



“Will Tuttle brings a priceless perspective—not only to the planetary crisis confronting us all, but also to powerful ways we each can affect it. This book is radiant with his learning and his compassion.” —Joanna Macy, author, Coming Back to Life

“Provocative and recommended.” —Library Journal

“Use The World Peace Diet as a guide to empower yourself and others in making dietary choices that are powerful beyond what you can imagine.” —Julia Butterfly Hill, environmental activist

“...one of the most provocative books I’ve ever read. I felt challenged and stimulated by its profound insights, and called to question ever more deeply what Will Tuttle calls ‘the taboo against knowing what you eat.’ This book . . . expose[s] the complacency of a culture.” —John Robbins, author, Diet For a New America and The Food Revolution

“Profound, passionate—and ultimately hopeful and inspiring—Will Tuttle’s World Peace Diet should be required reading for students everywhere–and for all people with inquiring minds and open hearts. I recommend it most highly.” —Michael Klaper, MD

The World Peace Diet should be required reading for everyone regardless of their diet preferences.” —Harold Brown, environmental activist and former rancher and dairy operator

“This is one of those ‘necessary’ books. It is a necessary catalyst for the transformation of human consciousness as it evolves from the domination and exploitation mindset to the paradigm of communion, cooperation, and reverence for all life.” —Judy Carman, author Peace to All Beings

“Will Tuttle, the author of this eloquently written book, challenges our thinking about our relationship to non-human animals with respect, sensitivity, and grace. His understanding of the human psyche is deep. His use of language is divine, and his compassion reaches out and jumps off each and every page. I highly recommend this book, and I dare you to not be moved by its gentle power.” —Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, bestselling author and speaker

“A profoundly insightful and important book, The World Peace Diet is sure to be a catalyst and powerful tool in the evolution of human consciousness.” —Satya magazine

The World Peace Diet is outstanding. It has raised the bar in the understanding of diet’s role in the order of all life on planet Earth. Reading this book will arm you with the information to become part of the solution and not part of the problem. Will Tuttle has struck a strong blow for the future of our children and grandchildren, and you can too by reading his book.” —Howard F. Lyman LL.D., author, No More Bull! and Mad Cowboy

“Will Tuttle has written a provocative book that provides much food for thought. His impassioned writing provides not only the moral framework for a peaceful diet, but also hope for a peaceful world.” —Zoe Weil, President, International Institute for Humane Education; author, Above All, Be Kind and The Power and Promise of Humane Education

“As Gandhi observed, our fork can be a weapon of violence. Will Tuttle reminds us of this simple truth and invites us to keep violence off our plate by adopting a vegan way of being in the world. Everyone who works for peace will gain knowledge and draw inspiration from this fine book.” —Tom Regan, author, Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights

“Complete, compassionate, and profound. You’ll never again take lightly the question ‘What’s for dinner?’” —Victoria Moran, author, Main Street Vegan

“I believe The World Peace Diet is the most important book of the 21st century. If you read but one book in your life, make it The World Peace Diet.” —James Macy, MD



356 pp.  
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Will Tuttle has a master’s degree in humanities from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in the philosophy of education from the University of California, Berkeley. A professional pianist, composer, and teacher, he has for the last 15 years presented at progressive churches, vegetarian and human potential conferences, and intentional communities throughout the country. He trained in Korea as a Zen Buddhist monk and has worked extensively in Tai Chi, yoga, meditation, intuition development, and spiritual healing. In July, 2007 he received the prestigious Courage of Conscience Award from The Peace Abbey. He lives in Healdsburg, California. See all books by Will Tuttle


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