To Eat Meat, Or Not to Eat Meat
That’s the topic brought up in a new documentary called Forks Over Knives.
The film follows the career paths of two doctors, Dr. T. Colin Campbell ’56 (one of the authors of the 2005 book The China Study) and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. The film illustrates how each of their medical research led them to the same conclusion; that eating a whole foods, plant-based diet could prevent—and in some cases reverse—degenerative diseases and several forms of cancer.
The film doesn’t reach major theatres until March 11th, but the State Theatre had an early screening this past week. Our art director, Carole Otypka, and I were able to go and really enjoyed it. The event was sponsored by such diverse groups as the Center for Well Being and the Mount Nittany Medical Center.
On a personal note: I was excited to see the film because I’m a somewhat new vegetarian and the movie provides great factual information for friends and family to understand why I’m attempting to do it. For example, stopping comments from my mother who, “Can’t believe she raised a kid who doesn’t eat meat.” How preposterous. :)
If the film reaches a theatre near you, it’s a definite must-see, whether you’re an herbivore or not. Below is a look at the trailer.
Jessie Knuth, graphic designer