Several people have emailed to ask if I’m going to watch and critique What The Health, the latest vegan-propaganda movie.
Uh … no. I see no reason to torture myself. I’m pretty sure I can guess what kind of “science” they quote throughout: the same cherry-picked observational studies they cite in all the other vegan-propaganda films and books. I dealt with the topic long ago in a post titled To The Vegetarian Evangelists.
I did hear that the film claims eating one egg damages your health as much as smoking five cigarettes. To any vegans who believe that, I’ll make you an offer: I’ll continue eating three eggs per day, and you start smoking 15 cigarettes per day. Then we’ll compare health status 10 years from now.
Nina Teicholz, author of the terrific book The Big Fat Surprise, already shredded What The Health on the Diet Doctor blog. ‘Nuff said.
But just for grins, I thought I’d post a speech given by Dr. Georgia Ede in which she goes through the (ahem) “evidence” that the World Health Organization (WHO) cited when it claimed meat is a carcinogen — a claim repeated in What The Health. (If you think WHO’s stance on meat is anything other than political, you need to seriously rethink their motivation on this and almost every other issue. Same goes for the United Nations, the parent organization of WHO.)
Anyway, here’s the speech. Enjoy.