As a vegetarian, I thought Food, Inc. by filmmaker Robert Kenner, was an exceptional documentary that exposed the American food industry’s inhumane treatment towards animals. After watching the film I knew choosing to lead a meat-free lifestyle was the best decision I had ever made.
But after watching this documentary, Forks and Knives, I gained an entirely new perspective on the animal-based foods that I still do eat as a vegetarian. Filmmaker Lee Fulkerson does a phenomenal job at examining how many of the food-related diseases that Americans have today (eg. heart disease, diabetes) can be reversed simply by changing your diet from processed/animal-based foods to naturally grown whole foods. When I first viewed the trailer, I thought to myself, well I already knew that…so what exactly makes this documentary so different from other films like Food, Inc. or FoodMatters (both by the way are great documentaries that I think everyone should watch at least once in their lifetime)? The one thing that I liked about the Forks and Knives documentary is that it explains how eliminating dairy from our diets prevent certain types of cancer, heart conditions, arthritis, etc. But I do not want to give too much away!
Overall, this film has encouraged me to consider going Vegan…I would definitely recommend checking it out!