VegCF is having another dinner & movie night at Urban ReThink (http://www.urbanrethink.com) and The Spork Cafe (http://www.facebook.com/thesporkcafe)! Come by 7:30 if you'd like to order dinner at Spork. They have a new menu we can't wait to try out! The movie - Forks Over Knives - will start at 8:00.
This is one of our No Meat March events. Encourage your non-veg friends and family to sign the 31-day pledge here (http://www.nomeatmarch.com/no-meat-march-orlando.html#.USzE9hngKaE).
A small donation to Urban ReThink for use of their space is much appreciated but voluntary.
Please RSVP at the Vegetarians of Central Florida Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/VegetariansCF/events/106482602/).
Forks Over Knives
US, 2011, 96 mins.
Director: Lee Fulkerson A provocative challenge to our love of meat and dairy - tracking the work of scientists, doctors and environmentalists, the film forces us to confront the evidence that a heavily animal-based diet is bad for our health, the environment and the future of the planet. The film features the groundbreaking work of Dr. T Colin Campbell in China, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr's, and professors Gidon Eshel and Peter Singer. With the help of some innovative chefs and farmers, filmmakers begin a discussion on how the problems we face today can be solved, without simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves. What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure.
Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases.
Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive, but so straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously?
Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.