I feel very lucky to have been sent a complimentary copy of the wonderful documentary PLANEAT. If you were a fan of Forks Over Knives, you will absolutely eat-up PLANEAT. Although both films feature Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, PLANEAT holds its own in that it focuses on the entire spectrum of issues surrounding our planet, it’s inhabitants, and our food.
PLANEAT presents a convincing case to re-examine our consumption and the consequences of including meat and dairy in our diet. Against a backdrop of colorful and delicious food grown by organic farmers and prepared in the kitchens of world famous chefs, PLANEAT reveals ground-breaking research from three prominent scientists. Their mission: to find a diet that’s good for our health and environment, as well as for the future of our planet.
A fresh addition to PLANEAT is Professor Gidon Eshel (Physics and Geosciences from Bard College). Throughout the film, Professor Eshel examines how the Western diet impacts our land, oceans, and atmosphere. I am convinced that his insights with regards to how our food choices contribute to the detriment of the environment will impact all who see this film.
Many of you know the regard I hold for Dr.s Campbell and Esselstyn. They have devoted their careers to the betterment of our health through plant-based living. Their science is indisputable and clear. PLANEAT takes us into the details of their research in an approachable manner and brings us into the home of Dr. Esselstyn to not only show us the whys, but the hows as Ann Esselstyn shows the viewer how to put the whole foods plant-based diet into practice (click HERE for more details).
I highly recommend this film. PLANEAT debuts July 3, 2012 from home video entertainment label True Mind on all major VOD platforms and on DVD.