EVERYBODY HAS TO EAT.
If there are three things that are going to save your life when it comes to eating healthy, it’s: 1. educating yourself; 2. keeping an open mind; and 3. taking action.
Health is wealth, and being conscious about what you put in your body will directly impact the kind of being that you are on this planet – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The global food industry is so complex and yes – it’s up to you to know what you’re putting in your body and where it’s sourced from. After all, what you eat fuels your mind and heart. This isn’t a TED Talk, but awareness is just the beginning. And although supermarkets make everything look appealing and colourful – there is truth behind what you choose to buy and eat. The question is…are you aware?
Let’s address why you’ve probably avoided watching food docos:
YOU FIND DOCUMENTARIES TEDIOUS TO WATCH.
Hey, this might not be you. But it is someone out there. No these aren’t horror films, but in a way they are horrifying. When you watch the docos that we recommend, we have strong views to stand by the message and the story. They are good. No, they are great! They are unforgettable and motivational. You will stand up feeling like you want to make a change – and that’s great. After all, we’re all about making a change and conscious and ethical thinking.
2. THEY ARE GOING TO SHOW SCARY CLIPS OF ANIMALS BEING SLAUGHTERED – and you don’t want to see this
Yes, some of the documentaries below will address inhumane animal treatment, but you can always close your eyes when those parts come up, OR you can actually get real with what happens to the food that hits your plate. But don’t stress, this isn’t Lucent, Blackfish, Cowspiracy, or even Earthlings. And if that’s not reason enough, perhaps the more personally direct approach is for you. Stressed-out and poorly treated animals are making you unhealthy!!! Want to know why? Then watch the docos fully.
3. YOU DON’T WANT TO BECOME A VEGETARIAN AND CAN’T BARE TO THINK ABOUT VEGANISM.
I guess we owe some credit to you for this one. You’ve made it this far – but who says these documentaries will rule your life? You are a grown adult, fully capable of making your own decisions about how you choose to live each day and about what you eat. These docos are not about going to extremes. They are about sharing stories that expose what is happening in our world. The real extreme lies in the outcome. How will these documentaries shape and change you to consider your consciousness about the world around you beyond yourself?
1. Food Inc.
Overview: Food Inc. is about the American food industries from the seeds that are planted, to how it reaches your plate. This is one of the early documentaries that fronted a massive movement in the United States and beyond.
This doco immediately changed our views on how money is spend on food – from what we purchase as individuals to where we spend our dollars.
Overview: Vegucated follows three meat loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Moved by weight loss and health, they uncover the hidden sides of the animal industry that make them wonder whether solutions offered in this doco go far enough.
Vegucated undoubtedly compels viewers to be more compassionate towards humans and animals – and ultimately take a pass on eating meat.
3. A Place at the Table
Overview: This doco is produced from the same creators as FOOD, INC., except this doco unfolds the reality about the hunger epidemic in the US. We would be lying if we said kids of today knew where their next meal was coming from. If you know the feeling of being hungry think about watching this film – it’ll make you think again.
As we continue on the path to eat healthy, you learn pretty quickly about the injustices of our food system and how many people go hungry in our own backyard. Vegucated makes viewers think twice about how easy it is to be vain about our health. This one comes with a warning, be prepared to be inspired to make a difference.
It’s time to get over your fears and preconceived notions. Break out your plant-based snacks and kickback to a doco. We got you!