Although such films have convincingly succeeded in drawing public attention to the issue of global warming, they have repeatedly ignored one of the most important causes of climate change, namely: intensive livestock production.
Meat the Truth has drawn attention to this by demonstrating that livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, lorries, trains, boats, and planes added together.
The film compiles the best scientific information on climate change and livestock farming, which is presently available and translates this for a broader audience. The calculations on greenhouse gas emissions used in the film derive from and have been validated by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the UN (FAO), the World Watch Institute, the Institute for Environmental Studies of the Free University Amsterdam, and numerous other authoritative sources.
With this documentary, the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation hopes to make a contribution to the societal discussion about a more plant-based and thus also more animal-friendly diet and society. Moreover, the Foundation also anticipates that the film will provide a showcase for prominent scientific reports about livestock farming and climate change, which unfortunately have thus far proved inaccessible to the general public.
About the Filmmakers
Meat the Truth was produced byThe Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation and directed by Claudine Everaert and Gertjan Zwanikken. Find out more about the film at meatthetruth.com.
“The main thing I got from this movie is that one small change makes an enormous difference. This leads to other small changes which have even bigger results. We can damn near change the world by just taking small steps to change what we eat. And a part of me says…that’s pretty fucking cool!” – Chirstopher Tydeman. Soulful Heart. Meat the Truth: A Soulfulheart Movie Review. 22 Jan 2014
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