On today’s program, we look at the world when meat is no more, as envisioned by filmmaker Marc Pierschel in his documentary which debuted last year in Germany, and about to debut in English: The End of Meat.
Premieres are scheduled in New York City (August 28), LA (August 30), and Toronto (September 2), and the North American iTunes release is set for September 4.
Then we discuss with filmmaker Sabine El Gemayel her fascinating documentary, Generation Zapped, about the alleged health hazards of exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) and ElectroMagnetic Field Radiation (EMF) in our modern world. Sabine explains that we’re electrical beings and, subsequently, electrical conductors. For most of human history, our ancestors were exposed to radiation only from the sun and lightning. Thomas Edison brought us in an Electric Age which increased exposure to EMFs, and now with WiFi, mobile phones, cell towers and the like, RF is added to the picture — along with radiation boosts from SmartMeters, medical diagnostics, airline travel, portable phones, iWatches and FitBits, and so much more. There are excellent studies suggesting links from this exposure to leukemia, brain tumors, breast cancers, and “mystery symptoms,” sometimes lumped together as electro-sensitivity. There are also studies that downplay electro-sensitivity, including those Michael Greger, MD, cites on the nutritionfacts.org video that posted today.
I myself was sufficiently motivated by Generation Zapped to get an EMF/RF diagnosis of my own home from a company here in New York City called Elexana, which impressed me with their professionalism. There is a lot of “snake oil” out there to respond to the EMF issues and I learned that most of what’s being sold doesn’t work. It’s more a matter of keeping your body as far from devices as is feasible, hard-wiring computers, shutting off the power to bedrooms at night, keeping cell phones on airplane mode when not in use for communication, and using a wired headset (not BlueTooth) when talking on one’s mobile. It’s a different way to look at relating to electronics, but I’m willing to make reasonable changes to protect my health and the health of the humans and animals who live in and visit my home.
You can watch the film on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/generation-zapped/id1389506959
Or purchase the DVD — http://www.moviezyng.com/GenerationZapped.aspx — with this 20% discount code: IgotZapped20%
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Blast from the past! Do you love documentaries? I sure do and we’ve highlighted lots of them on the show — Conspiracy, What the Health, From the Ground Up, Unity, Vegucated, Every Day Vegan, Plant-Pure Nation, Speciesism the Movie, The Invisible Vegan — but I’ve chosen for this week’s Blast from the Past my 2014 interview with the dynamic Joe Cross of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Check it out here.(PS…The other guest on this episode is Jenne Claiborne, in her first appearance on the show before her rise to fame in the vegan and culinary world.)