Take Back Control Over Your Mouthful: A Review of Forks Over Knives

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Just watched the incredibly inspiring and informational new documentary Forks and Knives last night and was once again reminded about how important it is for us to educate ourselves about our food and eating choices.

The film is ambitious in its scope and touches upon a host of serious issues among them: big business’s solicitous relationship with the US Department of Agriculture, the US government’s questionable dietary guidelines, scientific evidence that dairy products cause cancer and heart disease, clinical studies proving a plant based-diet is the only way to prevent, treat and reverse chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and more.  Forks Over Knives also presents The China Study in detail: it is the largest, most comprehensive and most successful (in terms of validity of results) nutritional study ever completed. It took hundreds of researchers, scientists and field interviewers years to finish. It is the very same China Study that inspired US President Bill Clinton to switch to a plant-based diet and lost 24 pounds in a short few months.

What struck me the most while watching the film, other than the obvious big issues, was how odd it actually is that we have allowed the powers that be- political, financial, industrial- to dictate what we put into our mouths. We spend our lives arguing for and committing to freedom and democracy yet we let a select powerful few tell us what to eat. Let’s face it, other than sex and water, eating is the most crucial thing we do for basic survival. We do it multiples times a day. How can we not fully inform ourselves about it?

Say NO to big industry and big government telling you what to do. Take back control over your mouthful. 

 film trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7ijukNzlUg&noredirect=1


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  • Sonalie Figueiras

    Serial social entrepreneur Sonalie Figueiras is the founder & editor-in-chief of Green Queen, an award-winning impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change in Hong Kong with a mission to shift consumer behaviour through inspiring & empowering original content. She is also the founder & CEO of SourceGreenPackaging,com, the global wholesale eCom marketplace for sustainable packaging products, Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic products, with a mission to make safe, quality food accessible & affordable for the whole planet. With over a decade of experience in publishing, digital marketing, organic trade and health & sustainability, she is an eco wellness industry veteran with a keen eye for market trends and a sought-after international speaker and moderator, sharing her expertise on stages across Asia and beyond, including TEDx and Harvard Business School.

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