Linda McCartney's work to make vegetarianism more popular is the subject of a special half-hour BBC interview by Paul McCartney released today as a podcast, and a newly released half-hour video documentary.
A recent short film featuring a new version of Paul and Linda McCartney's “Heart of the Country” that kicked off new line of chilled meat free foods in the UK and an accompanying #LoveLinda social media campaign has been augmented with a new half-hour documentary interviewing Paul and the family.
In the film, available on the UK MSN site, members of both the McCartney and Eastman families talk about how Linda promoted vegetarianism, her influence and how they are continuing her legacy. The film also features comments from Linda's friends Elvis Costello and Chrissie Hynde, and the animators who worked on the recent film that featured the new version of “Heart of the Country.”
In the half-hour radio show, the former Beatle talks about discusses how his attitude on food has changed from his Liverpool beginnings where meat was a central part of his life, and how he became a vegetarian and a campaigner for animals rights.
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