U.S. Premiere


PLANEAT (United Kingdom, 2010, 74 min.)

United States Premiere Tells the story of the scientists, farmers and chefs tackling one of the greatest problems of our age, the West’s love affair with meat and dairy. Through an extraordinary personal and mouthwatering culinary journey, we discover why it’s bad for our health, the environment and our planet’s future. The film features the ground-breaking work of Cornell Professor Emeritus T. Colin Campbell in China exploring the link between diet and disease, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.’s use of diet to treat heart disease patients and Professor Gidon Eshel’s investigations into how to feed an ever-burgeoning population in the midst of global warming. With the help of some innovative chefs and farmers, we are shown how the problems we face today can be solved, without simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves. Directed by Shelley Lee Davies and Or Shlomi. Produced by Christopher Hird.

Panel moderated by Bernie Prince, Co-Director, FRESHFARM Markets, follows screening. Participants are filmmaker Shelley Lee Davies, T. Colin Campbell, author of "The China Study" and Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University, Professor Gidon Eshel, Geophysicist, Bard College, and Chad Sarno, plant-based chef, follows screening.

Shown with TRUCK FARM as part of "Food Choices and Sources"

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St., NW

(Metro: Dupont Circle, 19th St. exit. Red line)

(Metrobuses: S1, S2, S4, S9, G2)

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