The World Peace Diet: Interview with Will Tuttle

“Food, like all apparently physical matter, is energy and vibration and is a manifestation of consciousness, and though it is important to prepare, eat, and share food mindfully, we can see that it’s important to look more deeply than this, to the actual source of our food,” writes Will Tuttle, in his new book The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony. “When we instigate violence and slavery with our food purchases, it is inevitable that the consciousness of violence and slavery will be planted in our psychological being, dulling our feelings and undermining our possible attempts to prepare and eat the food mindfully and thankfully.” In this provocative book, Tuttle argues that much of the social unrest and violence manifest within Western culture, and its imposition on others, can be traced back to the violence exercised against farmed animals. Drawing together a variety of spiritual traditions, historical texts, and psychological perspectives, The World Peace Diet offers an ambitious call for reconnection and compassion.

Dr. Will Tuttle holds a Ph.D. in the philosophy of eduction from the University of California, Berkley, and has trained extensively as a Zen Buddhist monk. For more bibliographic information and further information about the book, please see Will’s website.

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