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Vegetarianism doc Forks Over Knives persuasive 

Bias evident, but it makes a point

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An infomercial for the whole grain, plant-based diet, Lee Fulkerson’s documentary plugs it as the solution to America’s degenerative diseases, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes. For all its evidence to support this miracle cure ---from large-scale studies, to personal examples, to disturbing statistics---a few loose ends remain. Fish isn’t discussed save for in passing, implied to be the same evil ilk as red meat. Forks debunks the common food myth that milk is good for your bones, without offering alternatives. Colin Campbell and Caldwell Esselstyn, doctors at the fore of whole foods research, are amongst the myriad articulate medical professionals on Fulkerson’s side and only one pro-animal-products voice gets two brief stints on screen. But despite its flaws, Forks Over Knives will convince you to ignore your next craving for a burger and fries.


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