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Movie Rec: What the Health

Ring the f#@kin' alarm.

When people casually ask why I eat less animal products than most Americans I keep my response light because "you catch more flies with honey". I'm tired of tiptoeing around the facts. Eating one serving of dairy or meat (includes chicken) per day can have dramatic effects on your health. Just one of those side effects is diabetes and the numbers are worrisome. 

More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, up from the previous estimate of 26 million in 2010, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in four people with diabetes doesn’t know he or she has it.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014

Food can kill you just as easily as cigarettes. If you are ready to learn about the dangers of the Standard American Diet (SAD) it will only take one hour of your time. What the Health is now available on Netflix. 

If you prefer reading over "Netflix and chill" you kind find the book here:  

MOOvie Rec: Cowspiracy

Do not fret, this is not one of those films where they show lots of animals being slaughtered. Cowspiracy is a film about the reality of the "go green" movement. Have you ever biked to work to reduce emissions, took a quick shower to save water, or spent time sorting through plastics with the intention of recycling them? That's great. Unfortunately, animal agriculture is a huge contributor to climate change and no one's talking about it. Well, that's not entirely true... Leonardo DiCaprio is talking about it. He was the Executive Producer on the second cut of the film that's now available on Netflix. Their site features great infographics if you do not wish to watch the whole film. They are available here