We saw Food, Inc. at the Film Forum in New York City tonight. It was amazing. I was moved to tears a couple of times. I was riled up. My blood boiled in parts. I was humbled. I was motivated. And, I was inspired.
Animal Planet sent me the following info about the upcoming episode for the TV series Whale Wars (I’m bummed that I can’t watch it in NY in my hotel room, but my friend is Tivo-ing it for me). Whale Wars had over 1.2 million viewers for the premiere episode last week. Here are a few clips from the upcoming episode tomorrow. Take a look below:
Weak Hull: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ-7pa6gI9I
Close Call: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siSHXStPnSE
A brief synopsis of the second episode:
A huge weather system moves in and the Steve Irwin is forced to take shelter behind a large iceberg. By morning, they are surrounded by ice so thick they can no longer move. The ice begins to push against the aging ship’s fragile hull, denting it inwards. (That’s some scary sh*t!)
Visit the official site for more info: http://animal.discovery.com/tv/whale-wars/
Whale Wars airs Fridays at 9 PM E/P on Animal Planet.
Tonight, my husband and I were invited (by Dhru of WLIR) to attend a book launch party hosted by Donna Karan at the Urban Zen Foundation. The book is called Clean and it’s written by Alejandro Junger, M.D. I haven’t read the book yet, but I picked up a copy tonight. While flipping through it once we came back to the hotel room, I saw some recipes in the back for animal product-based meals – darn. I know Dr. Junger is a fan of Raw/Living foods (yay!), and he has some recipes for Raw beverages, soups, etc in his book. I really can’t say much more about the book because I haven’t read it yet (I plan to while on this trip). And, although I’m unhappy about recipes that include animal products, it’s possible that the book can serve as a bridge to some healthier eating (including some vegan and raw food) for people who are completely oblivious to alternatives to the Standard American Diet.
June 5…. the start of season two of Whale Wars with Paul Watson (of Sea Shepard) and his crew trying to save whales. Last season was amazing and I expect this one to be the same. Seeing whales hunted makes my blood boil and I’m thankful that Paul and his crew are out there trying to save as many as they can. Check out the following clips.
Must See Documentary – June 2009 – (view trailer here) – Our nation’s food industry gets exposed in this exciting new documentary. I can’t wait to see it!