Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Did you happen to catch the Oprah show today?
I thought Oprah's show today was very well rounded and needed. Anyone on her staff who wanted to could try a vegan diet for one week. Vegan is a diet that includes no animal products what so ever. None, zip, notta.
Another man lost 11 pounds.
To be fair they took a tour of a very popular slaughter house and talked about the meat industry. This particular slaughterhouse/meat company is very respectful with cows and requires respect from their employees. They also go above and beyond to keep the cattle calm and unafraid before the are killed.
Some people choose to go vegan for not only health reasons but spiritual reasons.
All in all they agreed too Meatless Mondays at Harpo. Something as simple as one or two meatless dinners a week can have a huge impact on the environment, your health and your budget.
I think it's a great idea.
I think the bottom line that they touched on is it's ok to eat meat if it feels right to you. We just need to keep cleaning up our food industry. Animals need to be raised with respect and appreciation and as humanely as possible.
Here's a great short little video: Michael is talking about how our diets changed more in the last 100 years than ever before.
Michael Pollan on Eating Meat - Video - Oprah.com
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