Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy, Vegucated follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured by tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. This entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who discover they can change the world one bite at a time.
+ Official site
+ Food overview from the Woodstock NY Animal Sanctuary
+ Documentary: Forks Over Knives (also search re-configure.org)
+ Documentary: Genetic Roulette
+ USDA’s distribution of food dollar (foodpolitics.com)
+ Edible Schoolyard Project
Noteworthy: The United States Department of Agriculture every 5 years designs the food pyramid for all Americans. In as much as all officers of the USDA have previously held executive positions with the cattle, dairy, pork and egg industry, it is not surprising that each new pyramid contains the foods that guarantees millions of Americans will perish each year (source).