REEL EATS: Planeat
We are what we eat. Food is increasingly political, and the politics can be affected by ethical, cultural, medical and environmental concerns. The new monthly film series "REEL EATS" presented by People's Coop provides you the opportunity to chew over some new ideas, and feed your understanding of our place in the food chain. Scheduled on the Third Monday of every month, PLANEAT is the second film in the series. Opportunity for lively discussion after the screening. People's Coop members are only $2.
"Highlighting links between protein consumption and cancer, beef farming and climate change, the film's holistic viewpoint is punchy and inspirational." Total Film
Where have we gone wrong? Why has the death rate from heart disease and cancer exploded in recent times? Why are the ice caps melting, the oceans dying and the forests being cut down as we produce the food necessary to support our burgeoning populations? Against a backdrop of colorful and delicious food grown by organic farmers and prepared in the kitchens of world-famous chefs, PLANEAT for the first time brings together the ground-breaking studies of three prominent scientists who have made it their life's work to answer these questions. Dr. T. Colin Campbell in China by exploring the link between diet and disease, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's use of nutrition to treat chronically ill heart disease patients, and Professor Gidon Eshel's investigations into how our food choices contribute to global warming, wasteful land use and lifeless oceans.