I just watched Forks Over Knives, a two hour documentary about how we have been intentionally mis-led by ‘Big Food’ and the US Government - who should have been protecting us, about the foods we eat.
Probably the biggest lie of all, is that humans need ‘high-quality protein’ - read: large quantities of animal-based protein (aka milk and meat). As it turns out, that ‘high quality’ food causes cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes, just to name a few.
Our generation has been the beneficiary of improved economic circumstances that have brought more of these proteins to our plates than to any previous generation. And we are only now seeing the disastrous consequences of all that protein on our health and on the health of the planet.
And it isn’t just the fat in those foods that is making us sick, which is what we have been lead to believe. It’s the protein to an even greater extent than anyone would have predicted. And the proof is irrefutable.
There are government subsidies to the corn,dairy and livestock industries. Why would we want our government to support industries that are killing us?
It’s money. It’s donations to political campaigns to elect Senators and representatives in Congress, who will continue these unhealthy subsidies.There is money to be made selling us this factory food, and unfortunately there is also money to be made treating the illness and disability this food causes.
And it’s not just our health that suffers.Did you know that half of the gas responsible for global warming is not CO2, but methane? The methane comes from the ruminant animals (cows, sheep and pigs) we raise to eat. It is in their exhalations, copious farts and dung.
If you have access to Netflix, please watch the film Forks Over Knives. If it doesn’t change the way you eat, nothing will.