Project Description

Cover for the book Comfortably Unaware. Features a close up of a water drop on a green background.

Comfortably Unaware: What We Choose to Eat Is Killing Us and Our Planet

Author: Richard Oppenlander · Subject: Environment & Nature


In Comfortably Unaware, Dr. Richard Oppenlander tackles the crucial issue of global depletion as it relates to food choice.

We should all be committed, he tells us, to understanding the reality and consequences of our diet, the footprint it makes on our environment, and seek food products that are in the best interest of all living things. His forthright information and stark mental images are often disturbing-and that’s how it should be.

As the guardians of Planet Earth, we need to be shaken out of our complacency, to stop being comfortably unaware, and to understand the measures we must take to ensure the health and well-being of our planet-and of ourselves.

About the Author

Dr. Oppenlander has devoted his life to improving the health of our planet. Since 1976, he has extensively studied the effect our food choices have on our health and their immense impact on our environment. He is also president and founder of a sustainable organic food production business. He has been a featured guest appearing on radio shows, in newspapers, and in magazines, and speaks around the country about Global Depletion–the loss of our resources, food supply, and our own health.


“I was waiting to buy this book in paperback, but I wish I had bought it sooner to share with more people! It is a very quick read but with hard information to take in. It points out how we have choices to make in what we eat that impact not only our health, but health of the planet. Even though some people may want to, it is hard to argue the points Dr. Oppenlander makes. I appreciate how he supports his statements with facts and first-hand experience. I was still eating dairy and a bit of fish here and there, but not after reading this! Thank you Dr. Oppenlander for making this information available to make more informed decisions. Not only do I highly recommend this book- I beg more people to read this to at least become more aware of what is going on in the world and understand the impact we have.” – Lynn, Amazon

“There are a number of reasons for moving into a Vegan Diet. Personally, I did it for health reasons motivated by Forks over Knives. However, once you get into the world of Veganism you find that it makes sense on a number of levels: Health, Health Care costs, Compassion for People, Compassion for Animals, Environmental impacts and personal spiritual growth. This book addresses the environmental impact of animal-based diets. Its the elephant in the room. Changing light bulbs alone will not solve climate change. Switching to a vegan diet has a much bigger impact. Good read even if the environment was not your primary reason for going vegan.” – Greg, Amazon


Cover for the book Comfortably Unaware. Features a close up of a water drop on a green background.

More Books from Richard Oppenlander

Related Reading

Disclosure: This listing may contain Amazon affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. See my Affiliate Policy for more details.