‘Okja’ Inspires Vegan Searches to Spike

“Okja” is changing the way people look at food. The film’s release on Netflix has inspired Google searches for “vegan” to spike by 65 percent. “Okja” came out in mid-May and according to Google Trends, searches were shooting upwards by late June, meaning more people were searching for info about a vegan lifestyle. A Netflix production, the film has been …

“Okja” Inspiring Viewers to Consider: Are Animals Friends or Food?

The moving and powerful new movie “Okja,” now streaming on Netflix, is getting rave reviews and prompting viewers to consider their food choices, looking beyond the food on their plates to the once-living animals who ended up there. Okja is a genetically engineered “superpig,” bred by the massive, fictitious-but-clearly-Monstanto-inspired Mirando corporation, which ultimately sees her as profitable food. But to …