Movie Review: Vegucated

On January 1st, I watched a documentary on Netflix called Vegucated after it had been recommended to me on New Year’s Eve (see my previous entry, How I Became a Vegan).

Vegucated’s website describes itself as “part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy [that] follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan lifestyle for six weeks.” The film chronicles the group as they explore slaughterhouses and discover the health benefits of their new diet.

At the end, one of the three people admits that she can’t stick with the vegan diet but thinks she can stay vegetarian. One is going to try to stay vegan but he admits that he isn’t sure if he can do it. And one seems to have taken swimmingly to the whole thing!

Overall, the documentary touched on several aspects of veganism but as it had to cram a lot of information into less than a couple hours, it only serves as a good introduction to the culture. I would recommend watching it as a starting point if you are interested in going vegetarian or vegan.

I felt that I needed more information so that night I started reading a book that was referenced in the film, The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell.

Check out my entry on The China Study (it is very interesting)!


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