Because of the many people and organizations outraged at today’s agricultural system and mistreatment of animals, there are a ton of free resources to learn more about why eating a plant based diet is important, how it impacts your body and the world, and how to make sure you’re getting all of the nutrients necessary.
Friends of Animals has created a great 24 page guide filled with health information and recipes (even a burger inspired by Chicago Diner!). They spend a few pages ‘debunking the myths’ which provides a good basis for many common misconceptions about plant based diets and answers questions you may have.
The Ultimate Vegan Guide: Compassionate Living Without Sacrifice is a more in-depth look at how to maximize your vegan experience. He covers core foods, social changes, and more.
Cowspiracy (trailer) – I listed this one first so I could draw some special attention to it. The film focuses more on the environmental damage that animal agriculture causes (rain forest deforestation , pollution , and global warming to new a few) which I think is something missing in a lot of conversations around food. Our health is important, and so are animals, but if we kill the Earth there’s nothing left for us.
Hungry For Change (trailer) – Delves into what diet, weight loss, and food industires don’t want consumers to know about how they get their cosumers addicted to their products.
The Human Experiment (trailer) -Examines the possible connection between the thousands of untested chemicals in our products, homes, and selves and the prevalence of many diseases continues to rise.
Fed Up (trailer) – Looks into the role sugar plays in the obesity (and diabetes) crisis and how corporations affect government policy.
Food Inc (trailer) – Exposes where food today is really coming from.