Documentary: ‘The Evidence – Meat Kills’ is here!

The science-based film, ‘The Evidence – Meat Kills’, first announced last month on the Vegan Authority, was launched by Smt. Maneka Gandhi, Hon’ble Union Minister, Govt of India, at the Press Club of India. 

The film is promoted as an “anti-tobacco” style campaign against meat. The Vegan Authority feels this significantly minimizes the scope of the film which not only covers the negative affects of meat on the human animal, but the horrible and unnecessary circumstances of nonhuman animals. It also addresses the environmental impact, unsustainability as a business, and the multifaceted impact of meat consumption and animal genocide on society overall, including deeper notions such as: 

Real world violence create psychotic disorders.” 

and 

Violent games make children insensitive to others.” 

Before going on, it needs to be said upfront: this is an extremely well produced professional documentary and in true activist style Jain has boldly released The Evidence – Meat Kills in its entirety to the public. Anyone can watch it free (applause, cheers!) , without ads, by going to the website.

The anti-tobacco motif is understandable, people can relate to this. It treads the path of an activist-style anti-tobacco campaign by tactically replacing ‘tobacco’ with ‘meat’. Once it was scientifically established that tobacco caused a multitude of chronic life-threatening diseases like cancer and heart disorders, smoking was turned into a synonym of death in 1964. Drawing heavily from medical evidence now available against animal-based food, the tobacco saga is being replayed with a cloned tagline, ‘Meat Kills’! At one point in the film, Mayank Jain, the Director of the film says: “Meat is the New Tobacco”. 

 Not only is meat unhealthy for human consumption, the simile with passive smoking was most strikingly exhibited in the film. “Inhaling meat fumes coming out while barbequing meat or while frying meat could prove to be extremely harmful to the health of cooks. Surprisingly, meat fumes contain the same dangerous compounds which are found in tobacco smoke”, says the film quoting from one of the scientific studies. 

Throughout the film there are cameos and interviews with various scientists often accompanied with diagrams, graphs, and other intriguing scientific information. Intermixed is extensive on-location film footage which includes many scenes of animal slaughter, mistreatment, animal confinement and the cooking and preparing of their flesh for consumption. We witness the suffering of human animals too with hospital footage depicting the conditions and treatment of persons whose bodies have been damaged by meat in one way or another. All these scenes are interwoven and seamlessly narrated by Surjan Singh into an engaging, educational, intelligent experience that this completely compelling

Needless to say, there are some difficult visuals, yet it is easy to see they are necessary to paint a complete irrefutable picture.

Directed by Mayank Jain and conceptualized by Shri Jai Kishan ‘JK’ Jhaver, this science-based film raises issues about the role of poor lifestyle – especially improper eating habits – in the spread of chronic diseases like cancer, cardio vascular diseases, diabetes, kidney disorders, neurological problems etc. The prevalent western diet results in consumption of huge amounts of animal proteins, dietary cholesterol, saturated fats and harmful chemicals which play a key role in the spread of life-threatening disorders. This diet, unlike a whole-foods-plant-based diet, lacks ‘good-health-agents’ like dietary fiber, anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients. 

Mayank Jain, 52, has been making documentaries on various subjects for the last 17 years. Working extensively on issues of health, governance and national security, Jain has produced and directed documentaries & television programmes on a wide range of topics such as, tobacco abuse, alcohol abuse, obesity and food adulteration under various banners like Good Health TV and India Tomorrow. 

Why this film? 

The film is made in the context of an avalanche of western-lifestyle-related chronic diseases in India like cancer, type-2 diabetes, kidney disorders and heart diseases. The burden on health-related services is huge both in terms of crumbling hospital-infrastructure and paucity of funds needed to address the enormous magnitude of health issues in India. 

Even when the Global Burden of Disease Study finds diets to be the number one cause of death and disability in the world, we find very little emphasis on healthy eating. The consumption of chicken meat has risen up to rupees one lakh crore [USD >$15 billion] per annum in India with an annual growth rate of 12 to 13 per cent per year. On the other hand, meat consumption in United States has dipped by 10 per cent in the past five years, according to the Meat Atlas. The myth that chicken is healthier than red meat has been busted in the film.

Medical scientists now believe that animal-based foods considerably damage human health whereas low fat whole foods plant-based diets prevent and, in some cases, even reverse some of the prevalent acute disorders.

Implementation of this idea by massive dissemination of information on good health foods could save lakhs of crores (millions) spent on health-related issues every year by central and state governments. 

The film makers note other trends happening in the rest of the world on this subject include:  

  • China has decided to cut its meat-intake by half in its latest dietary recommendations. 
  • United Nations is talking about reducing meat consumption by taxing it heavily in member states. 
  • Google’s parent ‘Alphabet’ is creating animal protein molecules from plant-based food. 
  • A big investors’ club associated with the London stock exchange has forced meat companies to invest in plant-based food because ‘meat-industry’ is now a high-risk business. 

The film also goes on to examine the health of butchers who are exposed to an overdose of violence in slaughterhouses. Experts have found that that they could suffer from severe stress and were vulnerable to getting psychotic disorders. Meat from animals is harmful because it contains stress hormones which get secreted in the frightened animal just before its slaughter, shows the film.

The Evidence – Meat Kills is a tour de force, the ultimate compelling argument to end killing animals and stop consuming meat. It is, as the title suggests, “The Evidence” and as such it includes all of the latest scientific findings on the effects of meat: on the human body, the environment, and society; and it is the perfect tool to convince the unenlightened.

View the Film:
 
The Evidence – Meat Kills – Part 1
 
The Evidence – Meat Kills – Part 2

मेनका गांधी ने शाकाहारी होने पर दिया जोर, कहा- पहले आप मांस खाते हैं, बाद में वो आपको खाता है

नई दिल्ली. केंद्रीय महिला एवं बाल विकास मंत्री मेनका गांधी ने एक बार फिर से शाकाहार होने की वकालत की है. सोमवार को उन्होंने कहा कि मानव प्राकृतिक रूप से शाकाहारी है और मांस का उपभोग मानव को नुकसान पहुंचाता है. 
 
मयंक जैन की फिल्म ‘एविडेंस- मीट किल्स’ की लॉन्चिंग के मौके पर केंद्रीय मंत्री ने कहा कि पिछले तीन दशकों में हुए शोधों में अनुभवजन्य आंकड़ों के साथ दिखाया गया है कि मानव शरीर के लिए मांस खराब हैं. 
 
मेनका गांधी ने कहा कि मानव शरीर का हर भाग और अंग शाकाहारी है. जब हम अपने शरीर में अन्य जानवरों के मांस का प्रवेश करते हैं तो हम बीमारियों के शिकार बन जाते हैं. बता दें कि ये फिल्म वैज्ञानिक तरीके से मानव शरीर पर मांस के प्रभावों की पड़ताल पर आधारित है. 
 
 
साथ ही उन्होंने कहा कि अगर आप मांस का भक्षण हर रोज करते हैं तो आपका शरीर कमजोर हो जाएगा. आप मांस खाने से मरेंगे नहीं, बल्कि यह निश्चित रूप से आपके शरीर को कमजोर कर देगा और ये मांस कई बीमारियों की चपेट में ले लेगा. 
 
मेनका गांधी ने एक बार फिर से इस बात पर बल दिया कि फिल्म बनाने और प्रचार करने का उद्धेश्य लोगों को मांस खाने से रोकने के लिए राजी करना नहीं है, बल्कि इसका उद्देश्य है कि लोगों को कम से कम इसके फायदे और नुकसान के बारे में बताया जाए. 
 
प्रेस क्लब में कार्यक्रम के दौरान उन्होंने कहा कि कुल मिलाकर बात ये है कि पहले आप मांस खाते हैं और बाद में मांस आपको खाता है. साथ ही उन्होंने कहा कि फिल्म को डॉक्टरों के द्वारा बनाया गया है ताकि लोग इनफॉर्म्ड पसंद बन सके. 
 
 
केन्द्रीय मंत्री ने खेज जताया कि आहार संबंधी अध्ययन – आहार का अध्ययन और स्वास्थ्य पर इसके प्रभाव को चिकित्सा शिक्षा के दौरान उचित समय या ध्यान नहीं दिया गया.
 
उन्होंने कहा कि मुझे ऐसा लगता है कि 5-6 साल में जो आपको डॉक्टर बनने के लिए पढ़ाते हैं, वो आपको आहार अध्ययन के बारे में एक या दो घंटे से द्यादा नहीं पढ़ाते हैं. मुझे जो लगता है वो ये कि अगर आप उन्हें भोजन और शरीर पर उसके प्रभाव के बारे में नहीं पढ़ा पाते हैं तो फिर उन्हें मेडिसिन के बारे में पढ़ाने का क्या मतलब है.
 
इस फिल्म में एम्स के साइकोलॉजी विभाग के पूर्व एचओडी डॉ. रमेश बिजलानी को कुछ अन्य डॉक्टर्स के साथ फीचर किया गया है. ये फिल्म www.MeatKills.in. वेबसाइट पर उपलब्ध है. 

First you eat meat, then meat eats you: Maneka Gandhi

Union minister of women and child development Maneka Gandhi made a pitch for vegetarianism on Monday, saying humans are natural vegetarians and meat consumption harms them.

The women and child development minister was speaking at the launch of a film The Evidence-Meat Kills, directed by Mayank Jain, that scientifically explores the effects of meat consumption on human body.

Studies done over the last three decades have shown, with empirical data, that meat is bad for human body, Maneka said.

“Everything about every part and organ of the human body is vegetarian. When we put an alien substance like meat into the human body, we become prone to diseases,” she said.

“If you do this on a daily basis,” she added, “Your body will weaken. You will not die of eating meat, but it will certainly weaken your body, making it more vulnerable to diseases.”

Maneka emphasised, more than once, that the purpose of making or promoting the film was not to persuade people to give up eating meat, but to make them aware of its pros and cons and help make an informed choice.

“All in all, first you eat meat, then meat eats you, she quipped, during the programme at the Press club.

She said the movie has been made by the doctors so that people make an informed choice.

The Union minister also lamented that dietetics — the study of diet and its effects on health — was not given due time or attention during medical education.

“I feel that in the 5-6 years during which they teach you to become a doctor, they teach you dietetics for not more than one or two hours. What I feel is, if you do not teach them about food and their effect on the body, then what is the point of teaching them about the medicines?” she said.

Dr. Ramesh Bijlani, former HoD, Department of Physiology, AIIMS, who features in the film — along with a few other doctors — lends a professional voice to Maneka’s assertions.

“Use of antibiotics and hormones has become almost routine in not only poultry but also in the meat industry in general, and the types of antibiotics that are used are very often those which are not fit for human consumption. They are not approved for human use but these are given to these animals, but indirectly, the same antibiotics get into human beings when we consume meat,” he says at one point during the movie.

The film goes on to examine the health of butchers who are exposed to an overdose of violence in slaughterhouses.

The movie is available, along with other information related to the effects of non-vegetarianism, on www.MeatKills.in.

मांसाहार पर मेनका का बयान, पहले आप मांस खाते हैं फिर वह आपको खाता है

सोमवार को केंद्रीय मंत्री मेनका गांधी ने कहा कि पहले हम मीट (मांस) खाते हैं फिर मीट (मांस) हमें खाता है. मयंक जैन द्वारा निर्देशित फिल्म “द एवीडेंस-मीट किल्स” फिल्म के लॉन्च पर महिला एवं बाल विकास मंत्री ने कहा कि मीट सेहत के लिए नुकसानदायक है.

महिला एवं बाल विकास मंत्री मेनका गांधी ने कहा कि पिछली तीन दशकों में हुई स्टडी के अनुसार मांसाहार मनुष्य के लिए फायदेमंद नहीं है. हमारे शरीर का सारा अंग इस तरह से है जो शाकाहार को पचाने के लिए बना है. जब हम मांसाहार भोजन करते हैं तो हमारे अंदर बीमारियां आ जाती हैं.

फिल्म के लॉन्च के बारे में उन्होंने कहा कि इसका उद्देश्य लोगों द्वारा मांसाहार खाने पर रोक लगाना नहीं है, बल्कि उन्हें मांसाहार के फायदे व नुकसान से अवगत कराना है. ये फिल्म डॉक्टरों द्वारा बनाई गई है ताकि लोगों को जागरुक बनाया जा सके.

केंद्रीय मंत्री ने दुख व्यक्त करते हुए कहा कि 5-6 वर्षों के मेडिकल की पढ़ाई के दौरान भोजन और आहार के बारे में मुश्किल से 1-2 घंटे ही पढ़ाया जाता है. आप उन्हें ये नहीं पढ़ाएंगे कि क्या खाना ठीक है और क्या नहीं तो मेडिकल की पढ़ाई का क्या लाभ है?

उन्होंने कहा कि आजकल एंटीबायोटिक व हॉर्मोन का प्रयोग न सिर्फ चिकन के लिए किया जा रहा है बल्कि पूरी मीट इंडस्ट्री के लिए किया जा रहा है. ये एंटीबायोटिक लोगों के लिए बहुत नुकसानदायक है. हालांकि, इन एंटीबॉयोटिक्स पर रोक लगी है और लोग इसका प्रत्यक्ष रूप से प्रयोग नहीं कर सकते पर मांसाहार की वजह से लोगों में ये अप्रत्यक्ष रूप से पहुंच जाता है. ये फिल्म कसाइयों के स्वास्थ्य के बारे में भी बताती है जो अपना अधिकतर समय कसाईखानों में एक हिंसक माहौल में बिताते हैं.

First you eat meat, then meat eats you: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi, Sep 18 (PTI) Union Minister Maneka Gandhi today made a pitch for vegetarianism, saying humans are natural vegetarians and meat consumption harms them.

The women and child development minister was speaking at the launch of a film The Evidence-Meat Kills, directed by Mayank Jain, that scientifically explores the effects of meat consumption on human body.

Studies done over the last three decades have shown, with empirical data, that meat is bad for human body, Maneka said.

 

“Everything about every part and organ of the human body is vegetarian. When we put an alien substance like meat into the human body, we become prone to diseases,” she said.

“If you do this on a daily basis,” she added, “Your body will weaken. You will not die of eating meat, but it will certainly weaken your body, making it more vulnerable to diseases.”

Maneka emphasised, more than once, that the purpose of making or promoting the film was not to persuade people to give up eating meat, but to make them aware of its pros and cons and help make an informed choice.

“All in all, first you eat meat, then meat eats you,? she quipped, during the programme at the Press club.

She said the movie has been made by the doctors so that people make an informed choice.

The Union minister also lamented that dietetics — the study of diet and its effects on health — was not given due time or attention during medical education.

“I feel that in the 5-6 years during which they teach you to become a doctor, they teach you dietetics for not more than one or two hours. What I feel is, if you do not teach them about food and their effect on the body, then what is the point of teaching them about the medicines?? she said.

Dr. Ramesh Bijlani, former HoD, Department of Physiology, AIIMS, who features in the film — along with a few other doctors — lends a professional voice to Manekas assertions.

“Use of antibiotics and hormones has become almost routine in not only poultry but also in the meat industry in general, and the types of antibiotics that are used are very often those which are not fit for human consumption. They are not approved for human use but these are given to these animals, but indirectly, the same antibiotics get into human beings when we consume meat,” he says at one point during the movie.

The film goes on to examine the health of butchers who are exposed to an overdose of violence in slaughterhouses.

The movie is available, along with other information related to the effects of non-vegetarianism, on www.MeatKills.in. PTI CHT TIR SK TIR

First you eat meat, then meat eats you: Maneka Gandhi New Delhi:

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi made a pitch for vegetarianism, saying humans are natural vegetarians and meat consumption harms them. The women and child development minister was speaking at the launch of a film ‘The Evidence-Meat Kills’, directed by Mayank Jain, that scientifically explores the effects of meat consumption on human body. Studies done over the last three decades have shown, with empirical data, that meat is bad for human body, Maneka said. “Everything about every part and organ of the human body is vegetarian. When we put an alien substance like meat into the human body, we become prone to diseases,” she said.

Fuel prices may come down by Diwali: Pradhan
Amritsar: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today that fuel prices may come down by Diwali, which falls (rpt) falls next month. The comments come amid criticism by opposition parties of a sharp rise in oil prices after the daily rate revision mechanism was introduced by the government recently. “Fuel prices may come down by Diwali festival,” said the minister who was on a brief visit here.

Some Rohingyas found with links to ISI, ISIS: MHA
New Delhi:
Some Rohingyas have been found with links to Pakistan’s ISI, the Islamic State terror group and extremist outfits targeting India, the Centre said today, while making it clear that it was bound to take action against the illegal migrants as per the law. The Union home ministry said that the influx of the Rohingyas started in 2012-13 and the involvement of some of these illegal migrants has been noticed in criminal activities, including fraudulent and illegally obtaining Indian identification documents and fake currency etc.

Officer who probed Gujarat riot cases named NIA chief
New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Y C Modi, who was part of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team that probed the 2002 Gujarat riot cases, was today named chief of the National Investigation Agency. The federal probe agency is tasked with probing terrorism and terror-financing related cases.

Animal-based food harmful to human health

Amidst the raging debate in the country on beef eating and sporadic lynching crimes related to it, top most medical institutions from across the world, including AIIMS, have advocated that animal-based food like meat and eggs were harmful to human health in a big way.

According to a documentary film “The Evidence– Meat Kills” to be released shortly, senior journalist and documentary filmmaker Mayank Jain has documented clinching evidence from topmost medical institutions of the world. He, however, to avoid any controversies arising out from the subject, has left out cow slaughter issues and beef eating in his film though other animals like buffalo, pig, dog, chicken, lamb, fish consumed by human.

“The film is basically not to appreciate or to criticize anyone, religion, caste of for that matter kind of politics. My only point is to think on innocent animals being slaughtered mercilessly. Animal slaughter is an on-going emotive issue, often invites violent reaction from so-called right wingers in the form of flared-up tempers, lynching and mayhem all over the country. Rather than carrying out an endless blame game, could there be a non-violent healthy solution to the crisis,” Jain told The Pioneer talking about his 75 minute documentary produced by him spanning over a period of time.

Many renowned senior professors from AIIMS, Tata Memorial Hospital and foreign research institutes based in Canada and America have been interviewed extensively for this documentary.

This science-based film raises issues about the role of poor lifestyle– especially improper eating habits (including high fat and high sweet vegetarian diet)– in the spread of chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, kidney disorders, neurological problems etc.

The film also shows that, owing to increased intake of animal-based food and fast foods, there is an abnormally high increase in the spread of colorectal cancers, heart problems, kidney failures and type-2 diabetes throughout the world. “While the mobs must take the blame for violence, the trigger to this violence comes from killing animals for food,” added Jain.

He has several other acclaimed documentaries like The Bangla Crescent– ISI, Madrasas & Infiltration and The Gujarat Miracle released by senior BJP leaders Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley in his kitty.

Meat kills is the latest mantra ..

Meat kills is the latest mantra ..
 

The Evidence – Meat Kills”, a documentary by Mayank Jain, puts forth scientific facts to prove that animal-based food like meat and eggs can cause irreparable damage to human health.

However, milk has been kept out of the scope of documentary.

The film shows that owing to increased intake of animal-based food and fast foods, there is an abnormally high increase in the spread of colorectal cancers, heart problems, kidney failures and type-2 diabetes throughout the world.

Meat kills is the latest mantra ..

Rakesh Tandon, from, AIIMS, says in the film: “I as a gastroenterologist see an increase in colonic cancer in the country…

This kind of cancer was more common in the western world than among the oriental people.

I think this is because of the change in our dietary habits… Meat-eaters tend to have a higher incidence of colonic cancer.”

‘Say no to meat’ is the apolitical message from experts

New Delhi, Aug 1 : “To consume meat or not to” — has been a never-ending debate between those supporting non-vegetarian lifestyle and those opposing it. And the recent religio-political dash added to slaughter of animals has only accentuated the debate among people.

However, a soon-to-be-released documentary that hinges on scientific evidences from top medical institutions and experts from within and beyond India will possibly bury much of the “to eat or not to” confusion.

“The Evidence – Meat Kills”, a documentary by Mayank Jain, puts forth scientific facts to prove that animal-based food like meat and eggs can cause irreparable damage to human health. However, milk is not part of the debate.

“The world over, a movement is going on to drastically reduce consumption of meat, eggs and other animal-based food for better health and longevity. The documentary is a sincere attempt to educate the masses on why they must abstain from non-vegetarian lifestyle,” Jain told IANS.

The 75-minute documentary, which will soon be released here by a group of globally-acclaimed medical experts, features views of senior professors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi; Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; and foreign research institutes based in Canada and America, among others.

The film shows that owing to increased intake of animal-based food and fast foods, there is an abnormally high increase in the spread of colorectal cancers, heart problems, kidney failures and type-2 diabetes throughout the world.

Rakesh Tandon, former HoD, Gastroenterology, AIIMS, says in the film: “I as a gastroenterologist see an increase in colonic cancer in the country… This kind of cancer was more common in the western world than among the oriental people. I think this is because of the change in our dietary habits… Meat-eaters tend to have a higher incidence of colonic cancer.”

On the culture of changing food habits with the advent of fast foods, S.C. Manchanda, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, says: “It is very unfortunate that in our country more and more children are becoming non-vegetarian, whereas in the West, more and more people are turning to vegetarianism — because there is lots of scientific evidence that you avoid many diseases and remain healthy if you are a vegetarian.”

Eating meat can have adverse effects not only on the health of the person but also on their offspring, especially in case of women.

According to Brijesh Arora, Professor – Pediatric Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, if mothers take a lot of red meat and processed meat and do not take adequate amount of vitamins and minerals, there is a chance that babies born to them, compared to a vegetarian mother, would have greater chances of having congenital abnormality, including some degree of lower sperm count and infertility in long term.

The prevalent western diet results in consumption of huge amounts of animal proteins, dietary cholesterol, saturated fats and harmful chemicals, which play a key role in the spread of life-threatening disorders. “Such diet, unlike a whole-foods plant-based diet, lacks “good health protection agents” like dietary fibre, anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients,” says an expert.

David Spence, Director – Stroke Prevention & Atherosclerosis Research Centre, Robarts Research Institute, Canada, advises even against the intake of eggs based on fact that every single egg contains a huge amount of cholesterol: “One large egg yolk has 213 mg of cholesterol, which is nearly as much as a 12-ounce monster burger.”

Spence also cites an example of how high-cholesterol food items are being marketed on falsehood: “There is a company in the States called Hardies that markets this 12-ounce burger with beacon and cheese and their website said this burger had less cholesterol than one egg yolk.”

The film also traces the role of poor lifestyle — especially improper eating habits, including high-fat and high-sweet vegetarian diet — in triggering chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, kidney disorders, neurological problems, etc.

A senior kidney specialist has been shown as saying: “Â?first thing we tell the patients is ‘stop non-veg’ and ‘shift to vegetarian diet’. That is our first prescription…any kidney disease… because meat and other non-veg proteins definitely put load (on kidneys) and (increases) hyperfiltration (sic).”

“Use of antibiotics and hormones has become almost routine in not only poultry but also in the meat industry in general, and the types of antibiotics used are very often not fit for human consumption. Although not approved for human use, these are given to animals and indirectly the same antibiotics get into human beings when we consume meat,” says Ramesh Bijlani, former HoD – Physiology, AIIMS.

D.C. Jain, former HoD – Neurology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, talks about how the mental stress of animals in slaughterhouses can affect human health.

“Animals taken to the slaughter houses sense there is a danger to their lives. (Due to this fear) their stress hormones are released and animals become aggressive, violent and want to run away from that place. These neuro-transmitters get accumulated in their tissues… Consuming their meat or meat products can lead to some behavioural changes,” he points out.

With the help of scientific data, the film concludes that some of the most dangerous chronic diseases could not only be controlled but even reversed with help of a low-fat whole-foods plant-based diet.

So, rising above the emotive issue of “animal slaughter” and not being carried away by the religiosity of eating or not eating animal-based food, perhaps it is time we said say no to the non-vegetarian lifestyle. At least that’s what the documentary suggests.

‘Say no to meat’ is the apolitical message from experts

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) “To consume meat or not to” — has been a never-ending debate between those supporting non-vegetarian lifestyle and those opposing it. And the recent religio-political dash add

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) “To consume meat or not to” — has been a never-ending debate between those supporting non-vegetarian lifestyle and those opposing it. And the recent religio-political dash added to slaughter of animals has only accentuated the debate among people.

However, a soon-to-be-released documentary that hinges on scientific evidences from top medical institutions and experts from within and beyond India will possibly bury much of the “to eat or not to” confusion.

“The Evidence – Meat Kills”, a documentary by Mayank Jain, puts forth scientific facts to prove that animal-based food like meat and eggs can cause irreparable damage to human health. However, milk is not part of the debate.

“The world over, a movement is going on to drastically reduce consumption of meat, eggs and other animal-based food for better health and longevity. The documentary is a sincere attempt to educate the masses on why they must abstain from non-vegetarian lifestyle,” Jain told IANS.

The 75-minute documentary, which will soon be released here by a group of globally-acclaimed medical experts, features views of senior professors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi; Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; and foreign research institutes based in Canada and America, among others.

The film shows that owing to increased intake of animal-based food and fast foods, there is an abnormally high increase in the spread of colorectal cancers, heart problems, kidney failures and type-2 diabetes throughout the world.

Rakesh Tandon, former HoD, Gastroenterology, AIIMS, says in the film: “I as a gastroenterologist see an increase in colonic cancer in the country… This kind of cancer was more common in the western world than among the oriental people. I think this is because of the change in our dietary habits… Meat-eaters tend to have a higher incidence of colonic cancer.”

On the culture of changing food habits with the advent of fast foods, S.C. Manchanda, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, says: “It is very unfortunate that in our country more and more children are becoming non-vegetarian, whereas in the West, more and more people are turning to vegetarianism — because there is lots of scientific evidence that you avoid many diseases and remain healthy if you are a vegetarian.”

Eating meat can have adverse effects not only on the health of the person but also on their offspring, especially in case of women.

According to Brijesh Arora, Professor – Pediatric Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, if mothers take a lot of red meat and processed meat and do not take adequate amount of vitamins and minerals, there is a chance that babies born to them, compared to a vegetarian mother, would have greater chances of having congenital abnormality, including some degree of lower sperm count and infertility in long term.

The prevalent western diet results in consumption of huge amounts of animal proteins, dietary cholesterol, saturated fats and harmful chemicals, which play a key role in the spread of life-threatening disorders. “Such diet, unlike a whole-foods plant-based diet, lacks “good health protection agents” like dietary fibre, anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients,” says an expert.

David Spence, Director – Stroke Prevention & Atherosclerosis Research Centre, Robarts Research Institute, Canada, advises even against the intake of eggs based on fact that every single egg contains a huge amount of cholesterol: “One large egg yolk has 213 mg of cholesterol, which is nearly as much as a 12-ounce monster burger.”

Spence also cites an example of how high-cholesterol food items are being marketed on falsehood: “There is a company in the States called Hardies that markets this 12-ounce burger with beacon and cheese and their website said this burger had less cholesterol than one egg yolk.”

The film also traces the role of poor lifestyle — especially improper eating habits, including high-fat and high-sweet vegetarian diet — in triggering chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, kidney disorders, neurological problems, etc.

A senior kidney specialist has been shown as saying: “…first thing we tell the patients is ‘stop non-veg’ and ‘shift to vegetarian diet’. That is our first prescription…any kidney disease… because meat and other non-veg proteins definitely put load (on kidneys) and (increases) hyperfiltration (sic).”

“Use of antibiotics and hormones has become almost routine in not only poultry but also in the meat industry in general, and the types of antibiotics used are very often not fit for human consumption. Although not approved for human use, these are given to animals and indirectly the same antibiotics get into human beings when we consume meat,” says Ramesh Bijlani, former HoD – Physiology, AIIMS.

D.C. Jain, former HoD – Neurology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, talks about how the mental stress of animals in slaughterhouses can affect human health.

“Animals taken to the slaughter houses sense there is a danger to their lives. (Due to this fear) their stress hormones are released and animals become aggressive, violent and want to run away from that place. These neuro-transmitters get accumulated in their tissues… Consuming their meat or meat products can lead to some behavioural changes,” he points out.

With the help of scientific data, the film concludes that some of the most dangerous chronic diseases could not only be controlled but even reversed with help of a low-fat whole-foods plant-based diet.

So, rising above the emotive issue of “animal slaughter” and not being carried away by the religiosity of eating or not eating animal-based food, perhaps it is time we said say no to the non-vegetarian lifestyle. At least that’s what the documentary suggests.

‘Say no to meat’ is the apolitical message from experts

“To consume meat or not to” — has been a never-ending debate between those supporting non-vegetarian lifestyle and those opposing it. And the recent religio-political dash added to slaughter of animals has only accentuated the debate among people.

However, a soon-to-be-released documentary that hinges on scientific evidences from top medical institutions and experts from within and beyond India will possibly bury much of the “to eat or not to” confusion.

 

“The Evidence – Meat Kills”, a documentary by Mayank Jain, puts forth scientific facts to prove that animal-based food like meat and eggs can cause irreparable damage to human health. However, milk is not part of the debate.

“The world over, a movement is going on to drastically reduce consumption of meat, eggs and other animal-based food for better health and longevity. The documentary is a sincere attempt to educate the masses on why they must abstain from non-vegetarian lifestyle,” Jain told IANS.

The 75-minute documentary, which will soon be released here by a group of globally-acclaimed medical experts, features views of senior professors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi; Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; and foreign research institutes based in Canada and America, among others.

The film shows that owing to increased intake of animal-based food and fast foods, there is an abnormally high increase in the spread of colorectal cancers, heart problems, kidney failures and type-2 diabetes throughout the world.

Rakesh Tandon, former HoD, Gastroenterology, AIIMS, says in the film: “I as a gastroenterologist see an increase in colonic cancer in the country… This kind of cancer was more common in the western world than among the oriental people. I think this is because of the change in our dietary habits… Meat-eaters tend to have a higher incidence of colonic cancer.”

On the culture of changing food habits with the advent of fast foods, S.C. Manchanda, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, says: “It is very unfortunate that in our country more and more children are becoming non-vegetarian, whereas in the West, more and more people are turning to vegetarianism — because there is lots of scientific evidence that you avoid many diseases and remain healthy if you are a vegetarian.”

Eating meat can have adverse effects not only on the health of the person but also on their offspring, especially in case of women.

According to Brijesh Arora, Professor – Pediatric Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, if mothers take a lot of red meat and processed meat and do not take adequate amount of vitamins and minerals, there is a chance that babies born to them, compared to a vegetarian mother, would have greater chances of having congenital abnormality, including some degree of lower sperm count and infertility in long term.

The prevalent western diet results in consumption of huge amounts of animal proteins, dietary cholesterol, saturated fats and harmful chemicals, which play a key role in the spread of life-threatening disorders. “Such diet, unlike a whole-foods plant-based diet, lacks “good health protection agents” like dietary fibre, anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients,” says an expert.

David Spence, Director – Stroke Prevention & Atherosclerosis Research Centre, Robarts Research Institute, Canada, advises even against the intake of eggs based on fact that every single egg contains a huge amount of cholesterol: “One large egg yolk has 213 mg of cholesterol, which is nearly as much as a 12-ounce monster burger.”

Spence also cites an example of how high-cholesterol food items are being marketed on falsehood: “There is a company in the States called Hardies that markets this 12-ounce burger with beacon and cheese and their website said this burger had less cholesterol than one egg yolk.”

The film also traces the role of poor lifestyle — especially improper eating habits, including high-fat and high-sweet vegetarian diet — in triggering chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, kidney disorders, neurological problems, etc.

A senior kidney specialist has been shown as saying: “?first thing we tell the patients is ‘stop non-veg’ and ‘shift to vegetarian diet’. That is our first prescription…any kidney disease… because meat and other non-veg proteins definitely put load (on kidneys) and (increases) hyperfiltration (sic).”

“Use of antibiotics and hormones has become almost routine in not only poultry but also in the meat industry in general, and the types of antibiotics used are very often not fit for human consumption. Although not approved for human use, these are given to animals and indirectly the same antibiotics get into human beings when we consume meat,” says Ramesh Bijlani, former HoD – Physiology, AIIMS.

D.C. Jain, former HoD – Neurology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, talks about how the mental stress of animals in slaughterhouses can affect human health.

“Animals taken to the slaughter houses sense there is a danger to their lives. (Due to this fear) their stress hormones are released and animals become aggressive, violent and want to run away from that place. These neuro-transmitters get accumulated in their tissues… Consuming their meat or meat products can lead to some behavioural changes,” he points out.

With the help of scientific data, the film concludes that some of the most dangerous chronic diseases could not only be controlled but even reversed with help of a low-fat whole-foods plant-based diet.

So, rising above the emotive issue of “animal slaughter” and not being carried away by the religiosity of eating or not eating animal-based food, perhaps it is time we said say no to the non-vegetarian lifestyle. At least that’s what the documentary suggests.

 

‘Say no to meat’ is the apolitical message from experts

Eating meat can have adverse effects not only on the health of the person but also on their offspring, especially in case of women.

'Say no to meat' is the apolitical message from experts
 

New Delhi: “To consume meat or not to” — has been a never-ending debate between those supporting non-vegetarian lifestyle and those opposing it. And the recent religio-political dash added to slaughter of animals has only accentuated the debate among people.

However, a soon-to-be-released documentary that hinges on scientific evidences from top medical institutions and experts from within and beyond India will possibly bury much of the “to eat or not to” confusion.

“The Evidence – Meat Kills”, a documentary by Mayank Jain, puts forth scientific facts to prove that animal-based food like meat and eggs can cause irreparable damage to human health. However, milk has been kept out of the scope of documentary.

“The world over, a movement is going on to drastically reduce consumption of meat, eggs and other animal-based food for better health and longevity. The documentary is a sincere attempt to educate the masses on why they must abstain from non-vegetarian lifestyle,” Jain told IANS.

 
 

The 75-minute documentary, which will soon be released here by a group of globally-acclaimed medical experts, features views of senior professors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi; Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; and foreign research institutes based in Canada and America, among others.

The film shows that owing to increased intake of animal-based food and fast foods, there is an abnormally high increase in the spread of colorectal cancers, heart problems, kidney failures and type-2 diabetes throughout the world.

Rakesh Tandon, former HoD, Gastroenterology, AIIMS, says in the film: “I as a gastroenterologist see an increase in colonic cancer in the country… This kind of cancer was more common in the western world than among the oriental people. I think this is because of the change in our dietary habits… Meat-eaters tend to have a higher incidence of colonic cancer.”

On the culture of changing food habits with the advent of fast foods, S.C. Manchanda, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, says: “It is very unfortunate that in our country more and more children are becoming non-vegetarian, whereas in the West, more and more people are turning to vegetarianism — because there is lots of scientific evidence that you avoid many diseases and remain healthy if you are a vegetarian.”

Eating meat can have adverse effects not only on the health of the person but also on their offspring, especially in case of women.

According to Brijesh Arora, Professor – Pediatric Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, if mothers take a lot of red meat and processed meat and do not take adequate amount of vitamins and minerals, there is a chance that babies born to them, compared to a vegetarian mother, would have greater chances of having congenital abnormality, including some degree of lower sperm count and infertility in long term.

The prevalent western diet results in consumption of huge amounts of animal proteins, dietary cholesterol, saturated fats and harmful chemicals, which play a key role in the spread of life-threatening disorders. “Such diet, unlike a whole-foods plant-based diet, lacks “good health protection agents” like dietary fibre, anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients,” says an expert.

David Spence, Director – Stroke Prevention & Atherosclerosis Research Centre, Robarts Research Institute, Canada, advises even against the intake of eggs based on fact that every single egg contains a huge amount of cholesterol: “One large egg yolk has 213 mg of cholesterol, which is nearly as much as a 12-ounce monster burger.”

Spence also cites an example of how high-cholesterol food items are being marketed on falsehood: “There is a company in the States called Hardies that markets this 12-ounce burger with beacon and cheese and their website said this burger had less cholesterol than one egg yolk.”

The film also traces the role of poor lifestyle — especially improper eating habits, including high-fat and high-sweet vegetarian diet — in triggering chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, kidney disorders, neurological problems, etc.

A senior kidney specialist has been shown as saying: “efirst thing we tell the patients is ‘stop non-veg’ and ‘shift to vegetarian diet’. That is our first prescription…any kidney disease… because meat and other non-veg proteins definitely put load (on kidneys) and (increases) hyperfiltration (sic).”

“Use of antibiotics and hormones has become almost routine in not only poultry but also in the meat industry in general, and the types of antibiotics used are very often not fit for human consumption. Although not approved for human use, these are given to animals and indirectly the same antibiotics get into human beings when we consume meat,” says Ramesh Bijlani, former HoD – Physiology, AIIMS.

D.C. Jain, former HoD – Neurology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, talks about how the mental stress of animals in slaughterhouses can affect human health.

“Animals taken to the slaughter houses sense there is a danger to their lives. (Due to this fear) their stress hormones are released and animals become aggressive, violent and want to run away from that place. These neuro-transmitters get accumulated in their tissues… Consuming their meat or meat products can lead to some behavioural changes,” he points out.

With the help of scientific data, the film concludes that some of the most dangerous chronic diseases could not only be controlled but even reversed with help of a low-fat whole-foods plant-based diet.

So, rising above the emotive issue of “animal slaughter” and not being carried away by the religiosity of eating or not eating animal-based food, perhaps it is time we said say no to the non-vegetarian lifestyle. At least that’s what the documentary suggests.