We’ve been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. But we’ve been led astray–not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance. The truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won’t save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil–the basis of life itself. If we are to save this planet, our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair.