You are here: Home Food & Kitchen Recipes New Food Documentary: Planeat (+ vegan recipes!) New Food Documentary: Planeat (+ vegan recipes!) by Becky Striepe May 5, 2011, 8:00 am 4 Comments I was fortunate enough to get a pass to a screening of Planeat, a new food documentary about the impacts of meat and dairy on the planet and our health. Planeat is part of a series of food documentaries for which Whole Foods is organizing screenings to spread awareness about the impacts of our food choices on our bodies and the planet. The film combines interviews with two researchers, a doctor, and vegan chefs, which I think was a really interesting take! Rather than just talk about the problems with animal-based foods, throughout the film you got to see delicious examples of a plant-based diet. Here’s the trailer, to give you a little taste: For folks reading this site, some of the information in Planeat might seem like old news, but the food documentary had some very interesting stories and facts that I hadn’t come across yet. Here are a couple of the things that stuck out for me: On average, lacto-ovo vegetarians eat more animal protein than people who eat a poultry diet. Dr. Essleston, a cardiologist, successfully reversed coronary artery disease in his patients just by switching them to a plant-based diet along with cholesterol lowering meds. While you might say that the meds negate these findings, we’re talking about people who had suffered multiple heart attacks and were already taking these medications and had failed bypass surgeries. What was particularly interesting was that a lot of the talk about the health impacts of animal-based foods focused on animal protein, not animal fats. Lots of food documentaries look at the impact of our food on the planet, but what really struck me about Planeat was the focus on delicious vegan eats. They interviewed vegan chefs (including the women behind Babycakes in NYC!) and showed how fun and delicious it can be to whip up a vegan meal. The folks at Planeat have been kind enough to share a few of Chad Sarno’s vegan recipes from the film. Check them out on the next page! Pages:Previous 12Next See more Previous article Asparagus is In Season Now Next article The World Food Prices Spike Continues (4th Installment) 4 Comments Leave a Reply It looks fascinating. Thank you so much for sharing this! Reply No problem! I hope you get a chance to see it. I’m not sure what the plan is once they’re done screening it. Hopefully, it will be available on DVD or online! Reply Wow, does that look good. Hope it will show here in the U.S. too. 🙂 Reply Hello! You can catch the film at the following screenings: 15 May – Barbican: London International Documentary Film 20 May: London – Shortwave, Bermondsey Square, 8pm Leicester – Phoenix Square 21 May: Cardiff – Chapter Arts Centre Glasgow – Glasgow Film Theatre Leeds – Hyde Park Picture House And the DVD will be coming out about August time! But really important film for anyone that cares about Sustainable food, the planet and their health! Spread the word! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.