College holds screening of ‘PLANEAT’ on Nov. 6

College holds screening of ‘PLANEAT’ on Nov. 6

Penn State Berks will host a screening of ‘PLANEAT’ on Nov. 6.

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READING, Pa. — Penn State Berks will host the screening of the film "PLANEAT," followed by a discussion about food consumption and the health and environmental impacts of our food decisions, at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, in room 5 of the Luerssen Building. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

"PLANEAT" is the story of three men's life-long search for a diet that is good for our health, good for the environment and good for the future of the planet. With an additional cast of pioneering chefs and some of the best cooking you have ever seen, the scientists and doctors in the film present a convincing case for the West to re-examine its love affair with meat and dairy.

The film features the work in China of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, who explores the link between diet and disease; Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's use of diet to treat heart disease patients; and Gidon Eshel's investigations into how our food choices impact our land, oceans and atmosphere. With the help of some innovative farmers and chefs, "PLANEAT" proposes how the problems we face today can be solved, without simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves.

This screening is coordinated by the Penn State Berks Sustainability Team, led by Mahsa Kazempour, associate professor of science education. The film screening is sponsored by the Penn State Berks Arts and Cultural Fund. For more information, contact Kazempour, at 610-396-6312 or via email at [email protected].