Diet for a New America [VHS]
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This starts off with reasons why a diet low in animal products benefits your health. It is very straightforward and dispels some common misconceptions. It explains itself clearly with facts and interviews and isn't at all confusing or difficult to follow.
It gradually works its way into the animal aspect. It shows the terrible conditions that they are kept in without showing things that are too graphic. You see what it is like at a dairy farm in California and even hear from the owner of the cattle. You see a newborn calf and learn what its fate will be.
From there it goes into the affect that diet has on the environment. It shows you examples of pollution and you hear from a concerned mother about the contamination of her water supply.
It gives the viewer a lot to think about.
I definitely recommend this video.
Some of the reviewers have argued that people need to eat meat to stay healthy. This is a preposterous assertion which is clearly rebutted by millions of healthy vegetarians, including many world-class athletes. Numerous studies have shown that vegetarians have longer life expectancies than their meat-eating counterparts (try Googling "vegetarian life expectancy").
Another good source of information on the topic eating meat (and why not to) is "Mad Cowboy" by Howard Lyman, a former cattle rancher. For a philosophical treatment of the subject see Peter Singer's classic book "Animal Liberation." Peter Singer is a professor of philosophy at Princeton University.
I highly recommend this video.
With strokes, diabetes and heart desease in both my husbands family and mine we needed help/information to get on the right track.
This video is a great source of information on what we could do to stay healthy and also the added bonus was information on the animals and planet.You would not think that such a small change in your diet could change not only your health but the planet.
I share this video with friends and family when ever they welcome it.It truly is a way to change and heal your heart.
This is a great video for children 9 years and up I think.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this movie. I found it very interesting. I recommend it to anyone wanting to make changes and live a true healthy life style.Published on November 27, 2012 by Audrey L Hanna
A very informative video which does not shove information you don't want to hear down your throat. I watched this video with my family (we don't exactly see eye to eye in the food... Read morePublished on October 25, 2002 by Cirilla DiSanti
I rate this video one of the best! I am now a vegitarian and feeling better in many ways. This is a must see for anyone and everyone! Informative and eye opening.Published on August 31, 2002 by Sharon V. Harvey
I know you can only put so much in a one hour video. Even so, I felt there was, ahem, far too little "meat" to this video. Read morePublished on July 29, 2001 by Paul Doland
If you are thinking of buying this video and waffling on the issue as I was just buy it. It is good!!Published on June 4, 2001
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