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“The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food Is Destroying Our Health and Environment — and Who Is Responsible,” by Shushana Castle and Amy-Lee Goodman, will be featured at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at BookCourt — just in time for February Heart Health Month.

In their newest work, coauthors Castle and Goodman zone in on relevant food issues, including the fact that by reducing American consumption of meat by 44 percent, the country could save 172,000 lives from cancer, diabetes and heart disease each year and save $11 trillion in healthcare costs.

The two also inform readers about what Americans are eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner and how that represents today’s global health and environmental issues. Castle and Goodman arm consumers with hard-hitting facts about what is in our food, how the government collaborates with corporations to keep consumers in the dark and how we can eat healthier and help the environment, with recipes to get them started.

The BookCourt event is presented by Foragers Market and includes a reading, audience Q&A and book signing with New York-based co-author Goodman.

BookCourt is located at 163 Court St. in Cobble Hill.

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