Characters in the movie “Interstellar” ate ONLY plants.

After their civilization had passed the point of no return.

hr_Interstellar_5Note: Reading this blog will NOT spoil the movie for you; no plot details are revealed.

Opening across the USA this weekend was Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey. Opening in July of 2015 is PlantPure Nation, starring Nelson Campbell, oldest son of Dr. T. Colin Campbell—and a good friend of mine.

Ironically, both movies deal with the daunting challenge of feeding humans in the coming decades. This week’s blockbuster deals with a “sci-fi” solution that’s not going to happen; while this summer’s documentary deals with a powerful solution that’s already happening: people taking charge of of their health by simply choosing to eat mostly whole plants.

Yesterday, I saw Interstellar at a theater on the Jersey shore AND I saw the brand new YouTube trailer (below) of PlantPure Nation on my laptop after receiving notice of it from Nelson himself. Let’s begin with that trailer of this summer’s documentary.

PlantPure Nation banner

I don’t know whether or not PPN touches on the environmental benefits of plant-based eating, but I do know that we’ll NEVER be able to live in harmony with nature without eventually taking the animals out of the equation. As Nelson’s father says,

“If we eat the way that promotes the best health for ourselves, we also promote the best health for the planet.” — T. Colin Campbell, PhD

How convenient is that? Since nature ALWAYS wins, the human species will ultimately be the big loser if we don’t start rapidly shifting toward eating mostly plants in the very near future. This powerful movie will tell people exactly why they should do that and how.

Meet Nelson Campbell

Remember the number TEN. It takes over TEN times as much land, water and energy, on a per calorie basis, to produce animal-based foods as compared to plant-based. Also, by moving animals out of the equation, we begin to eliminate the leading cause of global warming. As a bonus, plant-based eating also rewards us with vibrant health. Duh; a 3rd grader could figure out the solution.

Interstellar_ALT_ArtowrkAs for Interstellar, none of this vital information was mentioned. I found it to be a very entertaining movie that sadly missed a golden opportunity to inform the entire world about the most crucial topic in the history of humanity. The characters in the movie were facing a desperate situation as agricultural crops were going extinct all over the world.

While never mentioned in the movie, it appeared that the problems of the day had been caused by global warming, but they never mentioned how any of that could have been prevented.

Interestingly, I noticed that the characters were eating ONLY plants. Also, there wasn’t a single mention of livestock whatsoever and, in the scenes where the characters dined, there was no meat, dairy, eggs or fish on the table.

Apparently, they had been forced by nature to take the animal out of the equation in order to survive, and I guess that they had found out, on their own, that we really don’t NEED to eat animals to be healthy. The problem was that the characters in the movie were past the point of no return and knew that they were about to starve to death and go extinct.

But in the real world of today—we are NOT past the point of no return—YET. But we’re rapidly approaching that point within the next five or ten years, unless we start rapidly replacing most of our meat-based calories with people-healthy and planet-healthy, plant-based alternatives. (See Interstellar trailer at end of this blog.)

The Bottom Line. What if the producers of Interstellar had conveyed that, in the real world, we still have time? We have time to easily feed the world’s future population of TEN BILLION and we can curb global warming simultaneously—by making one simple, painless move.

Promoting health, hope and harmony on planet Earth

Promoting health, hope & harmony on planet Earth—with the “Save the world” diet.

It’s not a matter of saving the planet; she will be just fine once all the humans are gone. She will revert quickly back to the rich state of natural equilibrium that existed a few thousand years ago.

For us now, It’s a matter of saving the human species by quickly learning how to live in harmony with nature while we still have time to save ourselves. Nature never errs—and we will NEVER learn to live by her rules without rapidly shifting our global feeding model in the direction of eating mostly plants.

Movie Plug. I thought Interstellar was a good movie and I enjoyed seeing it. On the negative side, I thought it was a bit too long and way too loud. Let me know if you see something in the movie suggesting that the characters were eating anything other than plant-based foods.

Interstellar Trailer

The following five books and one DVD can be purchased on Amazon for a grand total of less than $60—and will enable you to understand the overwhelming challenges we face—along with the single most-powerful solution of all.

Six-Pack from Hicks—for health, hope & harmony on planet Earth

  1. Healthy Eating, Healthy WorldThe “big picture” about food (our book)
  2. A life changer for millions, including James Cameron. Forks Over Knives DVD 
  3. An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell; the primary book that influenced Bill Clinton to adopt a whole food, plant-based diet.
  4. What have we done to our planet? Full Planet, Empty Plates by Lester Brown
  5. A horrifying wake-up call for leaders. TEN BILLION by Dr. Stephen Emmott
  6. Food choices are the primary cause of our environmental problems, yet our world leaders, scientists & experts are Comfortably Unawareby Richard Oppenlander.

Why should we be eating mostly plants? The “big picture” in 4 minutes.

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J. Morris Hicks, working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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1 Response to Characters in the movie “Interstellar” ate ONLY plants.

  1. CJ says:

    Hi Jim, nice post and I saw Interstellar this past weekend, great movie… likely the most relevant line — “The world doesn’t need any more engineers. We didn’t run out of planes and television sets. We ran out of food.”

    Very happy to hear about your involvement with PlantPure Nation, we need these powerful documentaries to help dispel the protein myth you so eloquently described! Take care!

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