Joaquin Phoenix Drives Another Dagger Into The Heart Of The Dying Dairy Industry
In Joaquin Phoenix's Oscar speech, he chose to use his influence and platform to raise awareness about our relationship with nature and how that must change.
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The spikes are painful to the cow’s udder when the calf tries to suckle and causes the cow to kick or move away from the calf. The simple act of preventing a calf from weaning so the milk can be used to sell to humans is heart-breaking, and both the mother and the calf are often separated and sent to their death.
The conditions on factory farms are also horrible and suggest our disconnection with nature. Animal grazing itself is one of the leading causes of deforestation around the globe, especially in the amazon. But things are changing, this is evident by the fact that Dean foods, the largest milk producer in the United States has recently filed for bankruptcy, along with Borden Dairy Co., one of America’s oldest and largest dairy companies, who just became the second major milk producer to file for bankruptcy in the last two months.
There are also multiple health concerns when it comes to ingesting animal products. You can read more about that here. Change is no doubt occurring, it’s a long process that’s been increasing in intensity for decades. At the end of the day, it boils down to human consciousness, and individuals making changes in their lives that reflect a different relationship to nature than we have today. As Phoenix said, we see some changes as sacrifices but once you make them, like giving up dairy, you realize you weren’t missing out on anything and it’s not a sacrifice at all. Furthermore, this extends to the manufacturers of big animal agriculture and products that use plastics. One day, these products won’t even be manufactured, simply because humans will stop using it, like the milk of a cow, or that human consciousness changes so much that it also changes within these companies and/or forces them to look for alternatives. Again, it’s our relationship with nature as a whole that is changing, and this was the focus of the latest documentary we released called Regenerate: Beyond The CO2 Narrative.
The film focuses on moving beyond the common distraction of environmentalism today which is an obsession with CO2 emissions, and instead looks at the big picture of what needs to change. You can check out the trailer for Regenerate below, and watch it here. In this free 7-part masterclass, Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo, explains how revolutionary new developments in biology can be leveraged to help prevent and manage the most common health afflictions of our day: cancer, heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases and metabolic.
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