Here’s an ironic follow to yesterday’s post…
John Robbins, the only son of the Baskin Robbins ice cream empire, was raised to be the next man-in-charge. For most people, this career choice would have been automatic. Robbins could have easily lounged the rest of his life in ice cream-shaped pools. But, Robbins shocked everyone when he walked away from the lucrative family business.
Robbins wanted to “…pursue the deeper American Dream…the dream of a society at peace with its conscience because it respects and lives in harmony with all life forms. A dream of a society that is truly healthy, practicing a wise and compassionate stewardship of a balanced ecosystem.”
It was actually John Robbin’s book, Diet for a New America that started my interest in nutrition. The book is absolutely fascinating.