MALVERN, Pa. — On June 28, Penn State Great Valley will host a public screening of the 2015 documentary film “PlantPure Nation," which answers questions about the merits of a whole food, plant-based diet.
“PlantPure Nation” focuses on the efforts of nutritional scientist and author T. Colin Campbell, who inspires Kentucky state Rep. Tom Riner to propose a pilot program to document the health benefits of a plant-based diet. When industry lobbyists kill the pilot program, Campbell’s oldest son, Nelson, decides to try his own grassroots approach in his hometown of Mebane, North Carolina.
The film is a powerful testament to the dramatic impact a vegan diet can have on one's health. It also explores the issues surrounding the family farmers and the environmental effects of the meat and dairy industries.
“PlantPure Nation” was filmed across the United States and features world-renowned experts, doctors and authors including Steve Forbes Jr., editor-in-chief, Forbes Magazine; T. Colin Campbell, co-author, “The China Study”; Neal Barnard, founder and president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; and Michael Greger, director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture, Humane Society of the United States.
The film screening will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the campus’ Conference Center Building. The event is free, but registration is required at https://plantpuregreatvalley.eventbrite.com.