Sacred Cow: The Nutritional, Environmental and Ethical Case for Better Meat (2020)

This film “probes the fundamental moral, environmental and nutritional quandaries we face in raising and eating animals. In this film project, we focus our lens on the largest and perhaps most maligned of farmed animals, the cow.”

Seriously, I never thought that I’d watch or even like a documentary all about why meat production makes sense, but this is well put together.

Yet this film presents an intriguing case study: in the push to create a more heart-healthy — and therefore, more highly-processed — diet, we may be destroying entire ecosystems and even human health thanks to the food that is supposed to make us feel better.

Nick Offerman — who played Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, a character who was nearly devoted to the consumption of meat — is the narrator for this story, which takes us from how we got here to how some of America’s farmers are trying to change the narrative by increasing biodiversity, improving soil health and raising high quality, nutrient-dense protein, all while fighting to preserve the family farms of our nation.

Interested in learning more? Or are you someone that subscribes to why being a vegan is healthier? Either way, beginning January 5, the film will be available in the US on iTunes, Vudu, Googleplay, Amazon, DirecTV, Dish Network and iNDEMAND. You can learn more on the film’s official site.

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