In Defense of Food
An Eater's Manifesto

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In Defense of Food - An Eater's Manifesto
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candice

my son gained 30lbs in a year to.. crazy what they are putting in these foods :(

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kanopy33

Eating animals entails tremendous pain and suffering upon the animals. Odd that this documentary steers clear of the ethical implication of doing so, all under the guise of tradition and culture. Is this documentary sponsored by the profit-hungry food industries???

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Alex

The information regarding gluten was interesting because it points so much to how history repeats itself. Our culture continues to pick various nutrients that are consider based off the latest findings and things continue changing overtime.

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