Top Documentaries Promoting Less Meat Consumption

Firstly, these are the top documentaries that recommend not even that drastic of change to occur for the planet’s temperature to be curbed. It’s not solely diet driven BUT,  the majority of which all reference our meat consumption as being a significant contributor. Public policy is a slow incremental change, this takes time, effort, and energy to promote, that application is going to take time and can’t be done immediately.

We can be mad stomp our feet like children but it’s our reality nonetheless. A very quick thing that is easy, it just has to be done cumulatively, is altering your diet to help curb the climate concerns.

We don’t have to save the planet

We don’t have to save the planet, the planet is going to be just fine, but what we do need is to sustain is the planet’s current state to ensure WE are fine. This is may seem nit-picky or splitting hairs but it’s woven through hippy vernacular “save mother earth, bro”. No.

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The planet does not care about us, the planet has not supplied us anything, we have manipulated it to our benefit. We don’t need to save the planet, what needs saving is a conducive environment for all of us to live and advance our lives for the better. The planet hasn’t provided us refuge any more than it’s provided us with space shuttles, we’ve done it all.

If you were to be sitting where you are right now, but without clothes, your home, or the device you’re reading on, you’d be VERY focused on finding food, shelter, and water. All of those things we love and interact with everyday have been an accumulation of knowledge and human ingenuity, not the planet’s.  If you want change you must do it, because that’s how everything has been changed prior to this moment.

And what you can certainly adopt today is altering the way in which you consume. Meat production does account for a large amount of pollution that has attributed to the rising climb in temperature circulating the globe. This is through the measurement of methane each animal produces over their entire lifespan. The average stock of chickens is almost 19 billion, or three per person, according to statistics from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. Cattle are the next most populous breed of farm animal at 1.4 billion, with sheep and pigs not far behind at around 1 billion. That is A LOT of methane each and every year, over, and over, and over, reproduced.

There is nothing wrong with just simply limiting your consumption, there are millions of choices of foods that you can just supplement a single meal with in your efforts to do your part. A single effort to ditch one meal of 1 week helps.

 

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I do not like the puritan aspect of meat omission. The idea that you are not doing a service by even LIMITING your meat consumption. If you remove 70% of the meat you consume, have a single steak on your birthday for that year, or only have fish a few times, has it is still making a drastic contribution and difference! The change does not even have to be drastic or militant WHATSOEVER. The fact that there is a bad connotation vegetarians or vegans treating people as if  it’s a manufacturing plant with the marquee sign cascading 17 days without an accident or 17 day’s without meat is partially why there is such disdain towards it.

So assuage yourself from the puritan view of well I cant just go vegetarian. You don’t have to. You can easily limit meals through you and your families diet that contain meat. Just even subtracting processed meat would not only help, but according to the Harvard Public School of Health, 2 oz of it will increase chance of cancer by 20%

So, if you don’t know where to start, START WITH THAT. Remove processed meats. Limit beef consumption, I know it sounds totally crazy “LIKE OMG WHAT AM I GOING TO EAT FOR LUNCH THEN” You’re not a child, you don’t need hot dogs, and you can certainly find favorite foods to eat for ONE meal that doesn’t include a meat portion even ONCE a week.

Processed meat has been modified to either extend its shelf life or change the taste and the main methods are smoking, curing, or adding salt or preservatives.

Simply putting beef through a mincer does not mean the resulting mince is “processed” unless it is modified further.

Processed meat includes bacon, sausages, hot dogs, salami, corned beef, beef jerky and ham as well as canned meat and meat-based sauces.

Militancy and drastic change always fails. You won’t be able to go about your regular life and do all of this drastic changing to your diet and sustain it.

Make it game, make a bet with a friend or partner. Pay 1 dollar to a them every time you don’t eat at least one meal a week without meat. Oh you had the salami pastrami ham gargantuan pay up!

Limiting just SOME will be an admirable effort. What is some? Even a transition from not eating factory farm raised beef to free range chicken would be a significant change in generating less emissions per meal.   

 

 

 

So without further adieu, here are the top documentaries that promote a healthy diet of limiting meat consumption to help US. Not the planet

 

 

 

#1

Vice Documentary: Meathooked and The End of Water

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#2

Before the Flood by National Geographic

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#3

Cowspiracy

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These 3 Documentaries are great watches, they’re not total doom and gloom. They are just very informative as well as empowering that it just takes conistancy, effort, as a group to help.

 

If you want the highlighted facts and bullet points from all of these 3 videos so you don’t have to watch all of them or don’t have time here is the cheat sheet download

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