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PYP 102: Nelson Campbell on Bottom-Up Revolutions that Transcend Left and Right

nelson-campbellNelson Campbell is the eldest son of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, co-author of The China Study, and author of Whole, and The Low Carb Fraud. (I helped with those last two.) For the past two years, Nelson has been quietly working on a remarkable project with the potential to change everything for the better.

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It's a documentary film that explores why, if a plant-based diet is so good for us, aren't we told about it by our doctors, our media, and our government. And it's a strategy for a follow-on grassroots movement that doesn't rely on politicians, billionaires, or media outlets to promote (or even approve of).

The film, PlantPure Nation, is currently in pre-release, which probably means something in Hollywood. It's scheduled for official release on, fittingly enough, July 4, 2015. And Nelson and the crew need our help to spread the word and turn the film into a catalyst for a bottom-up health revolution.

The Kickstarter Campaign ends on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 11:41am. We fast-tracked this interview (posting within a couple hours of recording, which is a workflow that I hope never to repeat) so you would have a chance to contribute (and get some nice swag in the process) and share this opportunity with your social networks, digital and local.

In our conversation, Nelson and I cover:

  • why most people have never been told about the profound benefits of plant-based eating
  • why now is the time to challenge the trillion-dollar industries who benefit from the status quo
  • why top-down change almost never works
  • lessons from Nelson's activism in small-town North Carolina communities
  • how to get conservatives and liberals to agree (hint: they already do, on the important stuff)
  • what it's like to go on a 5-week caravan tour with 81-year-old T. Colin Campbell
  • “having no enemies” – how to tell a controversial story without alienating cattle farmers, or anyone else
  • how we can each help ensure the success and impact of PlantPure Nation
  • and much more…

Enjoy, add your voice to the conversation via the comment box below, and please share – that's how we spread our message and spread our roots.

Links

The PlantPure Nation Kickstarter Campaign

The PlantPure Nation Website

 

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Thanks to Plant Yourself podcast patrons – Kim Harrison – Lynn McLellan – Brittany Porter – Dominic Marro – Barbara Whitney – Tammy Black – Amy Good – Amanda Hatherly – Mary Jane Wheeler – Ellen Kennelly – Melissa Cobb – Rachel Behrens – Tina Scharf – Tina Ahern – Jen Vilkinofsky – David Byczek – Michele X – Elspeth Feldman – Leah Stolar – Allan Kristensen – Colleen Peck – Michele Landry – Jozina – Sara Durkacs – Kelly Cameron – Janet Selby – Claire Adams – Tom Fronczak – Jeannette Benham – Gila Lacerte – David Donohue – Blair Seibert – Doron Avizov – Gio and Carolyn Argentati – Jodi Friesner – Mischa Rosen – Michael Worobiec – AvIvA Lael – Alicia Lemus – Val Linnemann – Nick Harper – Bandana Chawla – Molly Levine – The Inscrutable Harry R – Susan Laverty the Panda Vegan – Craig Covic – Adam Scharf – Karen Bury – Heather Morgan – Nigel Davies – Marian Blum – Teresa Kopel – Julian Watkins – Brid O'Connell – Shannon Herschman – Linda Ayotte – Holm Hedegaard – Isa Tousignant – Connie Haneline – Erin Greer – Alicia Davis – Heather O'Connor – Carollynne Jensen – Sheri Orlekoski of Plant Powered for Health – Karen Smith – Scott Mirani – Karen and Joe Crabtree – Kirby Burton – Theresa Carrell – Kevin Macaulay – Elizabeth Rothschild – Ann Jesse – Sheryl Dwyer – Jenny Hazelton – Peter W Evans – Dennis Bird – Darby Kelly – Lori Fanney – Linnea Lundquist – Emily Iaconelli – Levi Wallach – Rosamonde McAtee – Dan Pokorney – Stephen Leinin – Patty DeMartino – Mike and Donna Kartz – Deanne Bishop – Bilberry Elf – Marjorie Lewis – Tricia Adams – Nancy Sheldon – Lindsey Bashore – Gunn Marit Hagen – Tracey Gulledge – Lara Hedin – Meg from Mamasezz – Stacey Stokes – Ben Savage – Michael K – David Hughes -Coni Rodgers – Claire England – Sally Robertson – Parham Ganchi – Amy Dailey – Brian Tourville – Mark Jeffrey Johnson – Josie Dempsey – Caryn Schmitt – Pamela Hayden – Emily Perryman – Allison Corbett – Richard Stone – Lauren Vaught of Edible Musings – Erin Hastey – Sean Owens – Sagar Naik – Erika Piedra – Danielle Roberts – Michael Leuchten – Sarah Johnson – Katharine Floyd – Meryl Fury – for your generous support of the podcast.

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4 comments on “PYP 102: Nelson Campbell on Bottom-Up Revolutions that Transcend Left and Right

  1. By way of an intro, in case you do not know, Howie, who authored with me the book, “Whole”, is incredibly talented when it comes to creative writing–the best there is.

    1. Howard says:

      Thanks, Dr. C!

  2. David Sax says:

    I look forward to the opportunity to be able see the Film. I’m tempted to visit Seattle just to be able to see it. I was just speaking to a friend who went to a SIYLI workshop last week and discussing the merits of bottom-up change – individuals that have meaning & purpose to their actions. I look forward to hearing more from Dr Campbell on a future podcast!

  3. David Sax says:

    I look forward to the opportunity to be able see the Film. I’m tempted to visit Seattle just to be able to see it. I was just speaking to a friend who went to a SIYLI workshop last week and discussing the merits of bottom-up change – individuals that have meaning & purpose to their actions. I look forward to hearing more from Nelson on a future podcast!

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