Most well-known for his blockbuster, full-length documentary, Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock took that formula of a month-long personal challenge and created a television series that’s now in its third season. I really resonate with the concept seeing as it was a two-week experiment that took me from lacto-ovo vegetarianism to a vegan diet. And a similar challenge got me hooked on green smoothies.
Here’s how the FX website’s 30 Days section describes the vegan episode, airing Tuesday night, June 17th:
PARTICIPANT – George Snedeker, 42
RESIDES – Chapel Hill, NC
OCCUPATION – Handyman
AIRDATE – Tuesday, June 17, 2008
George Snedeker is an avid hunter who considers it much more than just a sport; to George, hunting is a way of life. George hunts mainly for deer meat and tries to use the entire animal in order not to be wasteful.
For 30 Days, George will live in Los Angeles with vegan Melissa Karpel, 29, and her vegan family: parents Don and Madeline Karpel and her sisters Stephanie and Kimberly, who are 25-year-old twins. Melissa is a Los Angeles Campaign Coordinator for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a non-profit organization that fights for animal rights on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade and in the entertainment industry.
George will participate in PETA initiatives including a demonstration at a popular fast food chain, work at a local farm animal rescue center and meet with various organizations such as Last Chance for Animals, a non-profit group dedicated to animal rights.
Should be interesting! I hope this reaches you in time to watch and share your thoughts here afterward.
Are you up for a challenge of your own? The “Declare Your Independence From Unhealthy Foods” group cleanse starts on the 4th of July at Green Smoothie Central!