“Plant Pure Nation” Reveals Benefits of Plant-Based Diet

The Mariposa Museum is joining with the Souhegan Transition Network, the Souhegan Valley Food Co-op and the Wilton Town Hall Theatre to present the film, Plant Pure Nation as part of a series on sustainability and community resilience. The dates for the film screening are:

November 15th at 4:30 at the Wilton Town Hall Theater, 40 Main St., Wilton, NH

November 19th at 7:00pm at the Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center, 26 Main St., Peterborough, NH

The documentary film tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of how a whole foods, plant-based diet can prevent and even reverse some of human kinds most deadly health conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some forms of cancer.

After nutritional scientist and author (The China Study) T. Colin Campbell gives a stirring speech to the Kentucky House of Representatives, Campbells son, Nelson, and Kentucky State Representative Tom Riner propose to the legislature a pilot program that will share the health benefits of a plant-based diet with state residents.

When agribusiness lobbyists kill the plan, Nelson tries out his own experiment in his hometown of Mebane, N.C. Will rural people raised on southern comfort foods of meat, potatoes, biscuits and gravy take to a plant-based diet? Will they lose weight and get healthier? Can an experiment in a rural town launch national health revolution? As Nelson tries to find out, Kentucky Rep. Riner continues to educate his legislative colleagues. Their mutual success motivates Campbell and Riner to work together to expose the corporate forces that stand in the way of wider recognition of the healing powers of a plant-based diet.

Admission is free with an encouraged donation of $5.

The screenings are sponsored by Nature’s Green Grocers in Peterborough and Earthward Natural Foods Co-Op in Amherst.

The Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center works to foster peace, global awareness, and understanding across cultural boundaries through compelling exhibits, programs, and educational partnerships. Its current exhibit, Renewing Energies: Fairy Tales, Heroes, and the Wisdom of Stories, is open Tuesday through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Mariposa is wheel chair accessible.

The Souhegan Transition Network works to support the transition from fossil fuel dependence, ecological degradation, global economic instability and social disconnection to low carbon life-styles, eco-system restoration, local living economies, and vital close-knit communities. For more information, visit www.souhegan-transition.org.

The Souhegan Valley Food Co-Op provides natural and local foods and products for the community in a manner consistent with cooperative principles and values that support healthy individuals, communities, and the natural environment in the Souhegan Valley.

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