Leonardo DiCaprio promotes “Cowspiracy” on NETFLIX

Finally, we might be able to get some real traction in spreading the word

CowspiracyYesterday, I heard that Cowspiracy was now available on NETFLIX. I got the news from a 9-24-15 article on the New Internationalist Blog website. From the article entitled: “Beware Conspiracy–and the spread of the vegan virus.” (See link below)

Streaming giant Netflix recently launched Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, a 90-minute documentary financed via the crowd-funding site Indiegogo and executive-produced by Hollywood star Leonardo di Caprio. It is the latest in a short line of factual features promoted by Netflix, which was prompted to make this acquisition by the huge number of people keying the title into its search box.

My take on Conspiracy. In January of 2014, I was privileged to be among a small group of people who had the opportunity to see a preliminary version of this great movie. About six months later, I attended the New York City premiere screening and met the team. The thing that I like most about this documentary is that it addresses the crucial sustainability issues regarding the most important issue in the history of humanity–our food choices in the 21st century.

Sure, our physical health as humans is important to every person, but the health of our ecosystem is more important. That’s because our future as a species depends on it. From the article about the focus of the Cowspiracy team:

In their sights are the environmental charities that are spending millions taking to task fossil-fuel and aviation companies, mining and logging giants, palm oil and paper producers, but that never mention – let alone challenge – the global agriculture industry.

MV5BMjI0MTg3MzI0M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzQyODU2Mw@@._V1_UY317_CR10,0,214,317_AL_To me, this is simply unconscionable that these large organizations like The Sierra Club and Greenpeace (who pay their executives millions of dollars per year) are seriously undermining the future of humanity.

According to Michael Pollan (in the movie), they don’t mention plant-based solutions to many of our most urgent environmental problems because it would hurt their fundraising if they became identified as being “anti meat.” This is simply inexcusable and they should all be punished for such irresponsible “stewardship” of our most precious asset–our ecosystem.

It’s difficult for me to describe in words the outrage that I am feeling for these irresponsible people; so take your pick from this Thesaurus list of synonyms for the word unconscionable. Then write to every board member of any of these organizations that you may be supporting. Here’s that list: unconscionable, unethical, amoral, immoral, unprincipled, indefensible, unforgivable, wrong, unscrupulous, unfair, underhanded, and dishonorable.

View the Official two-minute movie trailer here.

Excerpt from Revealing – Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (See link below)

Perhaps the most harrowing story told in the film isn’t that of the cows, but of Sister Dorothy Stang, the American nun who was shot and killed by Brazilian landowners for speaking out against the deforestation of the Amazon for cattle grazing. Upon learning of this and over 1,000 other deaths resulting from the fight to expose animal agriculture as the number one threat to the environment, Andersen admits to fearing for his own life, but knew that the truth had to be revealed.

The multibillion dollar, government-sanctioned animal agriculture industry naturally has much to hide and even more to lose. Farmers rely almost entirely on the support of corporations to sustain production while the corporations have forged close and long-lasting relationships with federal departments, such as the Food and Drug Administration. When activists like Stang and Andersen jeopardize this business, they are often silenced, be it through financially crippling lawsuits, new legislation or violence.

Our compact 4Leaf Guide travels well--on and off the beaten path. Photo courtesy of Jeff Hoyt

Our compact 4Leaf Guide travels well–on and off the beaten path. Photo courtesy of Jeff Hoyt

The Bottom Line. With this powerful movie on Netflix, many more millions of people will be able to learn the truth about our food choices–truths that go well beyond our own health. Another good source of all that truth can be found in our new book, the 4Leaf Guide to Vibrant Health.

Now available worldwide in Kindle and Paperback from Amazon. 

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  2. Healthy Eating, Healthy WorldThe “big picture” about food (my first book)
  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. Primary cause of cancer is not bad luck. Stop Feeding Your Cancer, by John Kelly, MD
  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.

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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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3 Responses to Leonardo DiCaprio promotes “Cowspiracy” on NETFLIX

  1. Jim: You could also publicize the “PlantPure Pods” that are blossoming from the “PlantPure Nation” program! I am the volunteer “Facilitator” for a Pod here in Santa Maria CA!

  2. billkranker1 says:


    I saw the film on Netflix the other day but have not watched it yet. I sometimes don’t watch these films only because I am already sold so I am more interested in getting others to watch which I will. I will check it out tonight do to your further prodding (via your note today) and will get the word out.

    One of the problems with these type of movies though is we have a large chunk of the populous that tunes out with only the hint of the word “documentary”. So I am afraid that if we do not come up with more creative ways to reach this group we will not be successful.

    I do think that having Leo promoting this may help a little to reach a wider audience.

    Hope you have a great day!!!

    Bill Kranker

  3. Susan says:

    Did not know about this film Thanks!

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