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Twinkie, Deconstructed by Steve Ettlinger
The first on my list was the first book that really made me question what I was eating. This books goes through all those mysterious ingredients on the packages of processed foods. Very interesting and scary.
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
I used to LOVE fast food. I didn't want to read this but I wanted to know what I didn't know. This was my first exposure to factory farming and the meat industry.
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
I read all of Michael Pollan's books however this is my favorite. The main theme of the book is actually on the cover "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants". Michael Pollan is not a vegetarian however is suggesting this diet. Excellent.
Earthling directed and written by Shaun Monson
This movie explores the different ways in which humans use animals. It is a bit brutal to watch and is NOT appropriate for kids. I believe in telling my child the truth but this is too much truth for a younger child. The film goes into food (obviously) but also scientific research, pets, animal testing, etc. Yes, it is painful to watch however the animals are living it. Suck it up and learn what is going on.
Forks Over Knives written and directed by Lee Fulkerson
Show this movie to the people you care about. This movie shows compelling scientific evidence that eating a plant based diet has significant positive influence on your health. The movie highlights two studies in particular that show a correlation between cancer and higher meat intake using incredible amounts of data from China and that show eating a plant based diet after heart attacks, obesity ,etc can reverse the damage respectively.
There are so many more to mention. I will save a few for next time. If you have read/watched these, what did you think? Would you recommend them or are they liberal hippy crap? Have they made you think? Changed your view?