It’s All About Food

Barbara J. King and Casey T. Taft

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PART I: Barbara J. King, Personalities on the Plate: The Lives & Minds of Animals We Eat Barbara J. King is emerita professor of anthropology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and now is a full-time freelance science writer. Barbara has written or edited many books on anthropology and animal behavior.…

John Joseph and Brian Kateman

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Part I: John Joseph, The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon In his autobiography, John recounts his hard times and spiritual redemption. A traumatic childhood in foster homes was just the beginning of John’s evolution. Before fronting one of the most important bands in the underground punk scene, the Cro-Mags, as well as Bloodclot, John faced homelessness,…

Neal Barnard, MD and Will Bonsall

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Part I: Neal Barnard, The Cheese Trap Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes,…

Gary De Mattei, Vegan Musings

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REAL Co-founder, Gary De Mattei is back to join Caryn Hartglass and muse on a variety of themes including Veggie Pride, Food Addictions, Nut and Seed Butters on Corn Thins at Midnight and a lot more! Since 2009, It’s All About Food, has been bringing you the best in up-to-date news regarding food and our…

Kim Campbell and Pamela Rice

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Part I: Kim Campbell, The PlantPure Kitchen Kim Campbell is the daughter-in-law of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, considered by many as the “science father” of the rapidly growing plant-based nutrition movement. She works with her husband, Nelson, in a health and wellness business promoting a whole-food, plant-based diet. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell…

Alan Roettinger, Eat Smart, Live Joyfully

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Alan Roettinger is a writer, food designer, blogger, and public speaker. He has served clients as a private chef in the United States, Europe, and Australia. Raised in Mexico City, he acquired a taste for exotic food early on and soon developed a passion for flavor and beauty that drives his diverse, creative culinary style.…

Jim May, The Stevia Story

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Jim May, The Stevia Story James A. May is the founder, President and CEO of Wisdom Natural Brand, producer of SweetLeaf brand products and Wisdom of the Ancients herbal teas. Originally learning from the natives of Paraguay, he is now a recognized authority on several South American herbs. Jim introduced stevia, Yerba Maté and other…

Tom Regan, Subject-Of-A-Life

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Tom Regan, Subject-Of-A-Life Tom Regan, an American philosopher who specializes in animal rights theory, died at the age of 78, on February 17, 2017. Caryn spoke briefly about Tom and aired a rebroadcast of her interview with him back in 2012. Since 2009, It’s All About Food, has been bringing you the best in up-to-date…

Caryn Hartglass & Gary De Mattei, Valentine’s Day

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REAL Founders are back to tune in love on Valentine’s Day! They share their favorite Valentine’s Day recipes and share food stories while traveling in Northern California.             Transcription: Caryn Hartglass: Hi everybody! I’m Caryn Hartglass and you’re listening to It’s All About Food and you know what we like…

Marina Yanay-Triner, Soul in the Raw

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Part I: Marina Yanay-Triner, Soul in the Raw Marina Yanay-Triner of Soul in the Raw is a vegan blogger, educator, and recipe creator. She promotes a high-raw vegan lifestyle. Her goal is to show people how easy raw veganism can be, and how fun and creative it is to add more raw foods to their…

Linda Long, Vegan in Kuwait

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Linda Long, Vegan in Kuwait Linda Long has had a lifelong relationship with the food industry, starting as a waitress and short order cook at the age of 12 in her parents’ truck stop in Pennsylvania. A home economist who taught high school foods in the early part of her career, and spending a decade…

Gene Stone and Mike Shanahan

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  Part I: Gene Stone, The Trump Survival Guide Gene Stone has been a book, magazine, and newspaper editor, is also the author of more than forty books. He lives in New York City.               Part II: Mike Shanahan, Gods, Wasps and Stranglers, The Secret History and Redemptive Future…

Deanna Minich, Whole Detox

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Part I: Deanna Minich, Whole Detox: A 21-Day Personalized Program to Break Through Barriers in Every Area of Your Life DR. DEANNA MINICH is a health educator and author with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine. Dr. Minich holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees in nutrition and has lectured…

Ellie Laks, The Gentle Barn

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Part I: Ellie Laks, The Gentle Barn Ellie Laks is the Founder of The Gentle Barn Foundation, a national organization that rescues and rehabilitates unwanted animals, and heals people with the same stories of abuse and neglect. She is a celebrated animal welfare advocate, humane educator, and the author of My Gentle Barn: Creating a…

Caryn Hartglass, Thoughts for the New Year 2017

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Caryn will give some inspiring thoughts for 2017 with tips to keep on track with your goals. TRANSCRIPTION: Caryn Hartglass: Hi, everybody. I’m Caryn Hartglass, and you’re listening to It’s All About Food. It’s a new year, 2017. Happy New Year. I wanted to start talking about the New Year and planning for the New…

Steven M. Wise and Ashley Melillo

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Part I: Ashley Melillo, Blissful Basil Ashley Melillo is a school psychologist and the writer, photographer, and recipe-creator behind Blissful Basil, a blog dedicated to unearthing the happiest side of life through wholesome, plant-based foods. With roots in both psychology and plant-based nutrition, Ashley is fascinated with the way that diet and lifestyle choices affect physical,…

Julia Feliz Brueck, Merrilee Jacobs and Paul David Kennamer Jr.

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Part I: Julia Feliz Brueck, Libby Finds Vegan Sanctuary Julia Feliz Brueck is the author and illustrator of the first ever vegan-themed board book for babies and toddlers, Libby Finds Vegan Sanctuary. As an artist, non-human animals have always been her favorite subject to draw, and she hopes to continue to use her talents to…

2016 Favorite IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD Interviews

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We were inspired this year by all of the REAL books, cookbooks and stories of activism discussed on IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD. Here are our 12 favorites. Michael Ableman, Street Farm Jonathan Balcombe, What A Fish Knows Zsu Dever, Aquafaba D. Anthony Evans, Train 2 Live Mary Finelli, Fish Feel Joel Fuhrman, MD, The End…

Anisha Khanna, Sonäge

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Part I: Caryn highlights more great holiday recipes that are simple and delicious. She discusses tips to be prepared for the Cold and Flu season. Part II: Anisha Khanna, Sonäge “As a consumer, I fell in love with Sonäge because I no longer had to choose between results-oriented and safe skincare. I became involved professionally…

Robin Raven and Jeanette Hurt

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Since 2009, It’s All About Food, has been bringing you the best in up-to-date news regarding food and our food system. Hosted by Caryn Hartglass, a vegan since 1988, the program includes in-depth interviews with medical doctors; nutritionists; dieticians; cook book authors; athletes; environmental, animals and health activists; farmers; food manufacturers; lawyers; food scientists and…

Caryn Hartglass: Choosing Light over Darkness

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Caryn discusses recovering from the presidential elections; choosing to be in the light and not succumb to the dark; making regular deposits into the “global consciousness”; recipes and food for thought for Thanksgiving.         TRANSCRIPTION: Caryn Hartglass: Hi, everybody. I’m Caryn Hartglass, and welcome to It’s All About Food. Thank you for…

Robert Grillo, Farm To Fable

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Since 2009, It’s All About Food, has been bringing you the best in up-to-date news regarding food and our food system. Hosted by Caryn Hartglass, a vegan since 1988, the program includes in-depth interviews with medical doctors; nutritionists; dieticians; cook book authors; athletes; environmental, animals and health activists; farmers; food manufacturers; lawyers; food scientists and…

Jason Wyrick, Vegan Mexico

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Since 2009, It’s All About Food, has been bringing you the best in up-to-date news regarding food and our food system. Hosted by Caryn Hartglass, a vegan since 1988, the program includes in-depth interviews with medical doctors; nutritionists; dieticians; cook book authors; athletes; environmental, animals and health activists; farmers; food manufacturers; lawyers; food scientists and…

John McDougall, MD, The Healthiest Diet on the Planet

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Since 2009, It’s All About Food, has been bringing you the best in up-to-date news regarding food and our food system. Hosted by Caryn Hartglass, a vegan since 1988, the program includes in-depth interviews with medical doctors; nutritionists; dieticians; cook book authors; athletes; environmental, animals and health activists; farmers; food manufacturers; lawyers; food scientists and…

Michael Ableman, Victoria Moran & Joel Kahn

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Since 2009, It’s All About Food, has been bringing you the best in up-to-date news regarding food and our food system. Hosted by Caryn Hartglass, a vegan since 1988, the program includes in-depth interviews with medical doctors; nutritionists; dieticians; cook book authors; athletes; environmental, animals and health activists; farmers; food manufacturers; lawyers; food scientists and…

Barbara Cole Gates and Moses Seenarine

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Since 2009, It’s All About Food, has been bringing you the best in up-to-date news regarding food and our food system. Hosted by Caryn Hartglass, a vegan since 1988, the program includes in-depth interviews with medical doctors; nutritionists; dieticians; cook book authors; athletes; environmental, animals and health activists; farmers; food manufacturers; lawyers; food scientists and…

Jill Nussinow, Allison Rivers Samson & Michelle Cehn

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Since 2009, It’s All About Food, has been bringing you the best in up-to-date news regarding food and our food system. Hosted by Caryn Hartglass, a vegan since 1988, the program includes in-depth interviews with medical doctors; nutritionists; dieticians; cook book authors; athletes; environmental, animals and health activists; farmers; food manufacturers; lawyers; food scientists and…

Marco Borges and Marla Rose

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Part I: Marco Borges, The 22-Day Revolution Cookbook Marco Borges is an exercise physiologist, founder of 22 Days Nutrition, New York Times bestselling author and plant-based living advocate. Passionate about guiding people to develop healthier lifestyles, he has spent the last 20 years as a lifestyle coach and touring the world empowering others with tools…

Zsu Dever, Aquafaba

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Since 2009, It’s All About Food, has been bringing you the best in up-to-date news regarding food and our food system. Hosted by Caryn Hartglass, a vegan since 1988, the program includes in-depth interviews with medical doctors; nutritionists; dieticians; cook book authors; athletes; environmental, animals and health activists; farmers; food manufacturers; lawyers; food scientists and…

Caryn Hartglass, Mosquito Adulticides

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Caryn Hartglass discusses the recent spraying of Mosquito adulticides in NYC. She covers a recent event to support the Compassion Project Film. She offers delicious recipes with Aquafaba (vegan egg-whites) and her ever-so-easy-to-roll, gluten-free, vegan pie crust. Caryn announced that she is a contributor in the new book, 25 Women Who Survived Cancer: Notable Women…

Kathy Freston and May Kaidee

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Part I: Kathy Freston, The Book of Veganish Kathy Freston is a New York Times–bestselling author with a concentration on healthy living and conscious eating. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Ellen, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Martha Stewart Show, and in Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, and Self. Freston is a regular…

Evita Ochel and Mark Hawthorne

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Part I: Evita Ochel, Optimal Eating Evita Ochel is a consciousness expansion teacher, author, speaker, natural health expert, yoga and meditation teacher, and web TV host, who lives by being the change she wishes to see, and helps others live out the highest potential of their being by offering guidance and resources in the areas…

Brenda Sanders, Better Health, Better Life

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Part I: Brenda Sanders, Better Health, Better Life Brenda Sanders is a food justice activist in Baltimore City who has dedicated her life to fighting for vulnerable populations. As a community organizer, Brenda has coordinated events like The Vegan Living Program, an annual 6-week vegan education program, Eating for Life, a plant-based cooking workshop and…

Gary De Mattei, Find Your Kitchen!

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Gary De Mattei, Find Your Kitchen! REAL Co-Founder joins Caryn Hartglass to inspire people to get into the kitchen and making simple, healthy, delicious meals. They offer tips to get you started.               TRANSCRIPTION: Caryn Hartglass: Hello everybody! Hello everybody! How are you today? I’m Caryn Hartglass. Thank you.…

Mark Lewis, Chmachyakyakya: 8000-year Crops

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Part I: Mark Lewis, Chmachyakyakya: 8000-year Crops The most local form of local eating is wild plant foraging, and Mark Lewis of Arizona has been foraging the deserts and mountains of the Southwest for a long time, harvesting 2000 edibles and 500 medicinals throughout Arizona and the Sonoran/Bajan SW for 45 years using experience and…

Lee Hall, On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century

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Ten years experience as an airline worker, including numerous encounters with shipped animals, forged Lee Hall’s interest in animal-liberation philosophy. Hall earned a law degree at age 37, then worked in immigration legal services, taught immigration and animal law at Rutgers University, and served as an animal lawyer in the non-profit world for a decade.…

Joel Helfrich, Rochester River School

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Part I: Joel Helfrich, Rochester River School: Proposed First Vegan Public School in the U.S Joel is a father, educator, and activist who lives in the City of Rochester, near Highland Park. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of history at Monroe Community College and, formerly, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Hobart…

Jo Stepaniak and Julie Gueraseva

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  Part I: Jo Stepaniak, Low-FODMAP and Vegan Jo Stepaniak is the author and coauthor of more than two dozen books on vegan cuisine, health, and compassionate living. Having struggled with IBS for decades, Jo knows what it’s like to feel that no food is safe, even when eating healthy vegan fare.      …

Annie Mohaupt, Mohop Shoes

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Part I: Annie Mohaupt, Mohop Shoes Annie Mohaupt is the founder and CEO of Mohop, a Chicago-based footwear manufacturer. Mohop combines advanced 3D fabrication technologies with traditional artisanal techniques to produce custom-on-demand shoes for women and men. Mohop has been featured in INC Magazine, Entrepreneur.com, Huffington Post, and The Science Channel and has been recently…

Adam Markey, Sole and Stone

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Part I: Adam Markey, Sole and Stone Adam Markey is owner and founder of SoleAndStone.com: An online store focused on providing traditional men’s dress shoes that are 100% vegan all while maintaining the same level of convenience and customer service as large scale online footwear stores.     Part II: Caryn discusses research on Mushrooms,…

Jonathan Balcombe and Erin Orr

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  Part I: Jonathan Balcombe, What A Fish Knows Jonathan Balcombe is the director of animal sentience at the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy and the author of four previous books, including Second Nature and Pleasurable Kingdom. Visit his website at www.jonathanbalcombe.com and follow him on Twitter at @Jonathanpb1959.         …

Eugene Wang with Susan Carskadon, Michael Neeley

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 Listen: Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 4pm ET by going to PRN, The Progressive Radio Network.   Part I: Eugene Wang, Sophie’s Kitchen Vegan Seafood Eugene Wang grew up immersed in the vegetarian food business. For 20 + years his family has led the way in quality manufacturing of vegetarian food and distributing it throughout Asia…

Richard Schwartz and Tyler Pearce

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  Part I – Richard Schwartz, Who Stole My Religion? (new hard cover edition!) Richard H. Schwartz, Ph.D., is the author of Who Stole My Religion? Revitalizing Judaism and Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal Our Imperiled Planet, Judaism and Vegetarianism, Judaism and Global Survival, and Mathematics and Global Survival and has over 200 articles…

Leinana Two Moons, Baconish

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  Part I: Caryn discusses some of the questions that came up during last week’s Food Revolution Summit, including concerns about canola oil. She goes into detail about the garbanzo bean regarding its versatility as a whole food, as a flour and now as aquafaba.   Part II: Leinana Two Moons, Baconish Leinana Two Moons…

Mary Finelli, Fish Feel

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Part I: Mary Finelli, Fish Feel Mary Finelli is President and Chairperson of Fish Feel. Mary is a long-time animal rights activist with a B.S. in Animal Science. She has worked for various animal protection organizations, with a primary focus on farmed animals. Mary was the Producer of Farmed Animal Watch, a weekly online news…

Deborah Vidal and Timaree Hagenburger

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Part I: Deborah Vidal, vidalSPEAKS As a child Deborah loved animals so much she could not eat them and by her young teens she was a vegetarian. At the age of 11 she had a terrible accident where she died and was resuscitated back to life. That left her with many years of horrible headaches…

Caryn Hartglass And Gary De Mattei

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Gary De Mattei is back again this week with Caryn to continue their conversation. In this show they cover many topics including dealing with confrontational people while being vegan and the upcoming Passover Holiday. Gary De Mattei is the co-founder and Creative Director of Responsible Eating and Living. Gary is an actor, director, producer, filmmaker,…

Gary De Mattei, Ask A Vegan Returns

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Gary De Mattei is the co-founder and Creative Director of Responsible Eating and Living. Gary is an actor, director, producer, filmmaker, writer, teacher and trained chef. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit theatre company, The Artist’s Theatre Repertory Ensemble (TheATRE). Gary was last seen on the New York stage in the…

Joel Fuhrman, MD, The End of Heart Disease

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  Get FREE recipes from The End Of Heart Disease!     Part I: Joel Fuhrman, MD, The End of Heart Disease Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman is an internationally…

Miyoko Schinner, Cheese, Cookbooks, Travel, New Sanctuary!

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Part I: Caryn talks about the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences report Analysis and valuation of the health and climate change cobenefits of dietary change and how other media outlets are reporting on it, with their own spins. Just a few days after Easter, she discussed Easter Chocolate and the Easter Lamb. She…

Robbyne Kaamil and Joe Cross

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Part I: Robbyne Kaamil, Vegan Sexy Song Activist, author, actress, comedian, vocalist, radio personality and relationship expert are all hats worn by Robbyne Kaamil. Robbyne’s sassy style has landed her appearances on numerous radio & television shows including The Howard Stern Show and Bravo’s, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”. As an actress Ms. Kaamil…

Jeff & Joan Stanford, Elina Fuhrman

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Part I: Jeff & Joan Stanford, Dining At The Ravens Jeff and Joan Stanford came west to Carmel, California to find careers in education, agreeing to help manage a small inn while looking for work. Jobs were scarce, the United States was in recession, and they found themselves enjoying their guests and rehabilitating the property…

Manuel Gonzalez and Stephanie Bogdanich

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Part I: Manuel Gonzalez, FoodBytes! Manuel Gonzalez was born in Mexico, is Managing Director, Head of the Western Region Corporate Clients for Rabobank and founder of FoodBytes! Formerly he was Country head of Rabobank Mexico and holds an MBA from Georgetown University.                       Part II:…

Garth Davis, D. Anthony Evans

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Part I: D. Anthony Evans, Train 2 Live D. Anthony Evans knows what it takes to face down life’s biggest challenges and beat them. A child of a single mom, he was born with Neurofibromatosis (NF) a rare genetic condition where dangerous tumors grow on nerve tissue. Often benign, they can become malignant, resulting in…

Leigh-Chantelle, Del Sroufe, T. Colin Campbell

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Part I: Leigh-Chantelle Leigh-Chantelle is a published author, international speaker & consultant, singer/songwriter and blogger who lives mostly in Brisbane, Australia. She has run the online vegan community Viva la Vegan! since 2005, bringing positive education, information and vegan outreach to a worldwide audience. Leigh-Chantelle gives lectures, workshops, consultations, and coaching for Understanding Social Media,…

Caryn Hartglass & Gary De Mattei, Tune In Love!

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Caryn Hartglass & Gary De Mattei, Tune In Love! REAL Founders talk about what to do on Valentine’s Day: Fall in love with yourself and go vegan! TRANSCRIPTION: Caryn: Hello everybody, everybody, everybody. I’m Caryn Hartglass, Caryn Hartglass, Caryn Hartglass and welcome to It’s All About Food, It’s All About Food, It’s All About Food.…

Caitlin Galer-Unti, Vegan Travel Guide

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Part I: Caitlin Galer-Unti, Vegan Travel Guide Caitlin Galer-Unti is the author of The Vegan Word. She has been vegan since 2008, and loves helping others go and stay vegan, and enjoy a sometimes healthy and always delicious vegan life. She has been to 23 countries and counting since going vegan! TRANSCRIPTION PART I: Caryn…

Jasmin Singer; Howard Jacobson

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Part I: Jasmin Singer, Always Too Much and Never Enough Jasmin Singer is the co-host of the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast and had a two-year stint co-hosting the Our Hen House TV show. Jasmin is the co-founder and Executive Director of Our Hen House, a nonprofit multimedia hub working to change the world…

Aubry Walch, Deanna Dylan Scott

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Part I: Aubry Walch and Ryan Strandjord, The Herbivorous Butcher Sister and brother duo Aubry and Kale Walch have spent the last several years perfecting The Herbivorous Butcher’s deliciously deceiving meat-free meats. Aubry has been a vegan for 18 years and has spent over a decade creating meat-free alternatives to many the foods that she…

Donna Zeigfinger, Vegan Travel

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Part I: Donna Zeigfinger, Vegan Travel Seasoned world traveler Donna Zeigfinger founded Green Earth Travel in 1997 with one mission in mind: to provide a wide range of travel options for people who crave adventure and care about the planet. Since then, the company has remained on the cutting edge of conscientious traveling and become…

Michael Bedar, Sweet Healing: A Whole Health Journey

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Part I: Michael Bedar, Sweet Healing: A Whole Health Journey Michael Bedar is an avid natural foods and health researcher and author, and the Co-Director of the East Bay Healing Collective in Berkeley, California. He graduated from UC San Diego where he studied and researched Environmental Health. Later, for his master’s thesis at the Cousens…

Michelle McMacken, MD, Medical Weight-Loss Program

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Michelle McMacken, MD, Medical Weight-Loss Program and Plant-Baed Nutrition Michelle McMacken, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. An honors graduate of Yale University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she has more than ten years’ experience practicing primary care, directing a medical…

The Swingin’ Gourmets, Holiday Favorites

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Gary De Mattei, Holiday Favorites REAL co-founder, Gary De Mattei joins Caryn Hartglass to talk about favorite vegan holiday recipes.         TRANSCRIPTION: Hello everybody. I’m Caryn Hartglass and you’re listening to It’s All About Food. How are you today? I’m not going to tell you how I am, just yet but you’ll…

Julianna Carella, Michael Greger

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Part I: Julianna Carella, Auntie Dolores Julianna Carella founded Auntie Dolores, The Every Day Edible in 2008, bringing 20+ years of culinary work with cannabis and entrepreneurship in the health space. In 2013, Julianna developed Treatibles CBD-infused pet products, which were introduced under the Auntie Dolores line of products. Julianna is an avid proponent of…

Beverly Bennett, Pure Power of MACA

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Part I: Beverly Bennett, Pure Power of MACA Maca—grown in the high plateaus of the Andes mountains in central Peru and Bolivia—has been cultivated for over three thousand years. Widely praised as a superfood and credited with boosting stamina, energy, libido, and fertility, maca also functions as an adaptogen, a natural substance that stimulates the…

Madeline Alcott and Matthew Liebman

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Part I: Madeline Alcott, Petit Vour Madeline Alcott is the founder of Petit Vour, a luxury vegan beauty box subscription and boutique. Former nomadic teacher, Madeline’s business came to life after many years of green beauty enthusiasm and a dream of creating the ultimate ethical beauty destination.         Part II: Matthew Liebman,…

Jay Astafa, Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn

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  Part I: Jay Astafa, Vegan Chef Jay Astafa stumbled upon veganism as a teen, after witnessing the horrors of factory farming conveyed via an undercover investigation conducted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). It was after this that Jay began fooling around with food. Immersed in the restaurant business since he…

Michelle Schwegmann and Josh Hooten, Eat Like You Give A Damn

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Part 1: Michelle Schwegmann and Josh Hooten, Eat Like You Give A Damn Josh Hooten and Michelle Schwegmann are the co-owners of The Herbivore Clothing Company, a vegan clothing, cookbook and lifestyle store in Portland, Oregon’s own Vegan Mini-Mall, and online at herbivoreclothing.com. Founded in 2002, Herbivore makes clothing and accessories for people who like…

Bob Comis, The Last Pig

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Part I: Bob Comis, The Last Pig For the first few decades of his life, Bob Comis was oblivious to the suffering of non-human (and human) animals. Thanks to the courage and bravery of undercover investigators who secretly capture and share footage of the twin horrors of factory farming and industrial slaughter, Bob was roused…

Judith Haskins and Élise Desaulniers

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  Part I: Judith Haskins, Spiritual Meaning of Disease and Science Judith Haskins, younger daughter of Shirley and Morris Hyman, grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. She attended Music and Art High School and earned her degree in comparative literature from City College of New York and masters degree…

Jenny Brown, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

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Part II: Jenny Brown, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary Jenny Brown is a longtime animal rights activist and Co-Founder of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in High Falls, NY–one the country’s most recognized and respected sanctuaries for farmed animals. She previously worked in film and television until when she went undercover in Texas to film farmed animal abuse. That…

Liz Ross and Keith Mullin

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Part I: Liz Ross, Coalition of Vegan Activists of Color Liz Ross is the founder of Coalition of Vegan Activists of Color (COVAC), which collaborates with individuals and community organizations to mobilize vegans of color to initiate vegan outreach and animal rights initiatives. COVAC also promotes veganism while collaborating with other social justice organizations. Liz…

James Aspey, Voiceless365

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Part I: Caryn talks about fasting, making maki, food borne illness and the law, the VegNews Comfort Food Shindig, and… bowel movements. Part II: James Aspey, Voiceless365 James Aspey is a 28-year-old vegan, animal rights activist from Sydney, Australia. In 2014, he embarked on an unprecedented and life changing challenge. James took a 365 day…

Joel Bourne, The End of Plenty

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Part I: Joel Bourne, The End of Plenty Joel Bourne is an award-winning journalist and former Senior Editor for the Environment at National Geographic. He’s covered major environmental issues for the magazine, including the global food crisis of 2008, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and California’s recurrent water woes. With a degree in agronomy, Bourne…

Bruce Friedrich and Alycee Lane

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    Part I: Bruce Friedrich, Animal Rights and Effective Advocacy Bruce Friedrich, Farm Sanctuary’s director of policy and engagement, oversees Farm Sanctuary’s work on legislation, litigation, policy, and engagement. Before joining Farm Sanctuary, Bruce worked for two years as a public school teacher in inner-city Baltimore (where he was his school’s “Teacher of the…

Lani Muelrath, The Plant-Based Journey

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Part I: Caryn Hartglass, Delicious Brunch and Travel Food Ideas Caryn talks about great recipes for brunch and the foods she brought along on a recent weekend trip to the beach.                   Part II: Lani Muelrath, The Plant-Based Journey Lani Muelrath, MA, is an award-winning teacher, author,…

Karin Dina, The Raw Food Nutrition Handbook

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Karin Dina, The Raw Food Nutrition Handbook: An Essential Guide to Understanding Raw Food Diets Karin Dina is a chiropractic doctor who has been studying and practicing raw food nutrition for over 25 years. Karin studied naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West, and has an honors degree in biology.…

Jim Hicks & Colleen Holland

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Part I: J. Morris Hicks, 4Leaf Guide to Vibrant Health J. Morris Hicks is the author of Healthy Eating, Healthy World and the creator of the 4Leaf concept. Shortly after learning all about the many alarming truths regarding our food choices in 2003, Jim realized that there needed to be a better way to explain…

Matthew Liebman & Robin Lamont

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  Part I: Matthew Liebman, “Ag-Gag” Laws Matthew Liebman is a senior attorney in the litigation program and works on all aspects of ALDF’s civil cases, including investigating reports of animal cruelty, conducting legal research, developing new legal theories, and appearing in court. He has litigated cases including ALDF v. Conyers, which resulted in the…

Ajayan Borys and Grace Kim

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Part I: Ajayan Borys, Effortless Mind Meditation Ajayan has been exploring and teaching a variety of meditation practices since 1970. In the early 70′s, he spent several years studying in residence under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation Program®. For the next ten years, Ajayan taught the TM Program®. Since then he has…

Christy Morgan, Definition Magazine

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  Part I: Caryn Hartglass. Sea Shepherd, Sea Slaves Caryn reviews the New York Times series called The Outlaw Ocean, specifically the last 2 articles: “‘Sea Slaves’: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock and A Renegade Trawler”, “A Renegrade Trawler Hunted for 10,000 Miles by Vigilantes” with the brave folks at the Sea…

Emilia Lonardo, Trans Fats

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Part I: Emilia Lonardo, Trans Fats Emilia C. Lonardo, Ph.D. is a Principal Consultant with Lonardo StatReg Associates, LLC, advising and lecturing on ingredient safety and FDA regulatory requirements. Dr. Lonardo brings over 30 years of professional experience. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Lonardo served as Vice President of Consumer Product Safety and Science Policy…

Marc Pierschel and Jeff Wirth: The End of Meat

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Marc Pierschel and Jeff Wirth: The End of Meat Jeff Wirth is a filmmaker, photographer, and all around documentarian from the Pacific North West, United States. Jeff spends most of his time traveling around the world doing video and photo work for a handful of grassroots and NGO groups and organizations. Although he likes to…

Rowena Jayne, The Joy of REAL Food

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Part I: Caryn talks about returning back to New York after being away for a month, the REAL anniversay, The “no-poo” method, planning dinner parties for guests, the Paleo diet and Gluten, referring to the recent New York Times article, The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten. Part II: Rowena Jayne, The Joy of REAL Food…

Caryn Hartglass: On the road in the South Bay, California

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Caryn reports in from Monte Sereno California, where she has been for the month of June. She talks about food while traveling, things to look out for in restaurants, the light and dark sides of coffee and tea and recommends reading Michele Simon’s new report, Has the American Society for Nutrition Lost All Credibility?  …

Dreena Burton & Victoria Moran

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Part I: Dreena Burton, Plant-Powered Families Dreena Burton has been vegan for almost 20 years, in that time writing four bestselling cookbooks charting her journey as a plant-powered cook and at-home mother of three. Always passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate of using the “vegan basics” to create healthy, delicious food for…

Camille DeAngelis & Alan Roettinger

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  Part I: Camille DeAngelis, Bones & All Camille DeAngelis is the author of Bones & All, Mary Modern, and Petty Magic. She is a certified vegan lifestyle coach and educator, and is currently veganizing an 18th-century Scottish cookbook. Camille lives in Boston, and you can find her on the web at www.cometparty.com.    …

Del Sroufe & Laura Simonson

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Part I: Del Sroufe, China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook Del Sroufe has worked in vegan and vegetarian kitchens for more than twenty-three years, most recently as chef and co-owner of Wellness Forum Foods, a plant-based meal delivery and catering service that emphasizes healthy, minimally processed foods. He teaches cooking classes and is the author…

Caryn Hartglass: Girl Scout Cookies & more

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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust Caryn goes over the good and the not so good about Girl Scout Cookies; Trans-Pacific Partnership; Fat, fibre and cancer risk in African Americans and rural Africans, Appeal to block Vermont’s first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling…

Joshua Katcher and Hallie Rich

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  Part I: Joshua Katcher, The Discerning Brute Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor at Parsons The New School for Design and has taught Sustainable Fashion at the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising. He is currently writing his first book, Fashion & Animals, and has lectured on that topic at Princeton, The American University of Paris,…

Jody Rasch & Jane Velez-Mitchell

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  Part I: Jody Rasch, Vegfund Jody Rasch is a consultant in the areas of social investing and microfinance. Prior to this he headed the Social Performance Group at Moody’s Corporation working on projects including microfinance and social investing. He developed the Moody’s Social Performance Assessment (SPA) which provides a gap analysis of practices for…

Lorelei Wakefield, Vegetarian Diets for Companion Animals

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  Part I: Lorelei Wakefield, Vegetarian Diets for Companion Animals Lorelei Wakefield, VMD, is a vegan veterinarian and founder of Veterinary Concierge Care which provides private VIP home care for NYC’s beloved dogs and cats. She also runs Wakefield Vet, a consultation service for non-profit groups as well as individual animal caregivers needing advice outside…

David Coman-Hidy and Julia Barnard

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Part I: David Coman-Hidy, The Humane League David Coman-Hidy is the Executive Director of The Humane League. Under his leadership, The Humane League has grown into a national presence with offices spanning from coast to coast—winning campaigns against some of the largest foodservice and retail corporations in the world and reaching millions of young people…

Jessica Nadel and Christina Ross

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Part I: Jessica Nadel, Greens 24/7 Jessica Nadel writes the popular blog Cupcakes and Kale. She has a passion for healthy, local, plant-based eating and thinks that in a diet of vibrant, nourishing meals there is room for a cupcake or two, as well. She is also the proprietor/baker at Oh My Bakeshop, a natural…

Wayne Weiseman and Donna Zeigfinger

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  Part I: Wayne Weiseman, The Permaculture Project Wayne Weiseman is a Permaculture teacher, designer, consultant and author. He lives in Carbondale, Illinois with his wife, Frances and daughter, Halima. He was certified to teach Permaculture by Bill Mollison, the founder of Permaculture, and is recognized by the Worldwide Permaculture Network as an instructor of…

Simon Lester and Jaimela Dulaney, MD

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Part I: Simon Lester, Pascha Chocolate Simon Lester is an Entrepreneurial CEO & strategist who focuses on consumer facing industries & investment opportunities. He founded PASCHA born from a desire to create the simplest, purest and most delicious chocolate, without any of the additives or ingredients that might trigger allergic reactions for those with food…

Ricki Heller, Living Candida-Free

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  PART I: Ricki Heller, PhD, RHN, is an award-winning blogger, educator, recipe developer, and the author of Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free. An associate editor for Simply Gluten-Free magazine, she lives in Ontario. Visit her online at rickiheller.com. Please listen to earlier interviews with Ricki Heller. 2013 Interview 2012 Interview PART II: Caryn gives her…

Gary De Mattei and Kittee Berns

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Part I: Gary De Mattei, The Transition Kitchen Gary De Mattei is co-founder of Responsible Eating And Living and the host of the Transition Kitchen. The Transition Kitchen is part of the REAL GOOD NEWS IN REVIEW web series. TK will be showing all who are interested just how easy and delicious it is to…

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and Ann Gentry

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Part I: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, The Ultimate Guide to Eating Healthfully and Living Compassionately A recognized expert on all aspects of living vegan, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan’s Daily Companion, On Being Vegan, and The 30-Day Vegan…

Ted Genoways, Factory Farming; Tracy Russell, Green Smoothies

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Part I: Ted Genoways, The Chain, Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food Ted Genoways served as the editor of The Virginia Quarterly Review from 2003 to 2012. He is a contributing editor at Mother Jones and editor-at-large at OnEarth, and his essays and poetry have appeared in The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Harper’s, The…

Peter Laufer, Truth behind Food Labeling

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Peter Laufer, Truth behind Food Labeling Peter Laufer, winner of major awards for excellence in reporting, is an independent journalist, broadcaster and documentary filmmaker working in traditional and new media. He is the James Wallace Chair in Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. TRANSCRIPTION: Caryn Hartglass: Hello everybody, I’m Caryn…

Matthew Glover & Jane Land, Veganuary

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Matthew Glover and Jane Land, Veganuary Matthew is the co-founder of Veganuary. After being vegetarian for 10 years, Matthew watched ‘the video the meat industry doesn’t want you to see’ and was shocked to see the cruel realities behind the dairy and egg industries. He then went vegan. And now he wants the whole world…

2014 Year in Review, Turmeric, Soups and a Song!

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In this show, Caryn covers some of the highlights in 2014 along with her favorite books. She talks about making soup, new and old good information about tumeric, vegan restaurants in Bethlehem, PA and ends with a song – Baby It’s Cold Outside.

Mark Devries, Factory Farm Drone Project

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  Mark Devries produced and directed the award-winning 2013 documentary Speciesism: The Movie, which screened at theaters worldwide and has been featured in Scientific American (“brilliant and compelling”), The Huffington Post (“tremendously entertaining”), CNN Headline News, Psychology Today, and most popularly The Sydney Morning Herald, among many others. Devries filmed the world’s first aerial drone…

Mark Rifkin, Balanced Nutrition 2014

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Mark Rifkin, Balanced Nutrition Solutions Mark Rifkin is a Mid-Atlantic area Registered Dietitian (RD) with a Masters in Health Education. His approach combines a plant-based lifestyle with a passion for solid research. His own experience eating a plant-based diet for more than 20 years translates into realistic and attainable meal options. With Mark’s approach, you…

Cynthia Thomson, Diet and Ovarian Cancer

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PART I: Cynthia Thomson, PhD, Diet and Ovarian Cancer Dr. Cynthia Thomson is a Professor in the College of Public Health and holds joint appointments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences & the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Thomson received her Ph.D. from the Interdisciplinary Program in Nutritional Sciences,…

“Sproutman” Steve Meyerowitz, 7-Day Just Juice Diet

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  Part I: “Sproutman” Steve Meyerowitz, 7-Day Just Juice Diet. Steve Meyerowitz, “the Sproutman” is known world-wide for his pioneering work on sprouting, juicing, fasting, and detoxification.   In Part II, Caryn covers the recent expose from Compassion In World Farming regarding chicken, plus arsenic in rice, and news on other whole grains and pseudo…

Joy Pierson and Bart Potenza, Vegan Holiday Cooking from Candle Cafe

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Joy, co-owner, a nutritional counselor since 1985, graduated from Tufts University Magna Cum Laude, and is certified by the Pritikin Longevity Center and Hippocrates Health Institute. Her passion for counseling and healing through great food lead her to join Bart Potenza at The Healthy Candle in 1988 where they began creating foods and menus tailored…

Vesanto Melina, Becoming Vegan, Cooking Vegan

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  Vesanto Melina, MS, RD is the co-author, with fellow dietitian Brenda Davis of a series of books that have become classics on plant-based nutrition: the award winning Becoming Vegan: Express Edition (2013); Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition (2014), Becoming Raw (2010), The New Becoming Vegetarian (2003), and Becoming Vegan (2000). She also has co-authored The…

Dr. Ting Bao, Integrative Medicine Approach to Cancer Care

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Part I: Dr. Ting Bao, Integrative Medicine Approach to Cancer Care Dr. Bao is a breast medical oncologist who takes an integrative medicine approach to cancer care. She incorporates complementary therapies into cancer treatment to promote patient’s physical strength and mental resilience, helping them to maintain the best quality of life possible and to support…

Brenda Davis, Plant-Based Diets and Essential Fats, & Chad Oliphant, Smiling Hara Tempeh

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  Part I, Brenda Davis, Plant-Based Diets and Essential Fats Brenda Davis, registered dietitian, is a leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She is co-author of nine vegetarian and vegan nutrition classics: Becoming Vegan: Express Edition, Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition, Becoming Raw, Becoming Vegetarian, The New Becoming Vegetarian, The Raw Food Revolution…

Jan “Gramma” Golden and Susan Thompson

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Jan “Gramma” Golden, Pollinators & the Food System, and Susan Thompson, Long-term, Sustainable Weight Los&nbsp Part I: Jan Golden, Bird Lady Meets Mort and Ort in ‘It’s a Great Day for Pulling Weeds’!&nbsp Jan “Gramma” Golden is a passionate environmentalist who maintains a garden that is not only a certified National Wildlife Federation habitat, but…

Chef AJ, Eat Unprocessed

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Chef AJ has followed a plant-based diet for over 36 years. She is a chef, culinary instructor, professional speaker, and author. With her comedy background, she has made appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, David Letterman, and more. In Los Angeles, Chef AJ teaches her popular Intro…

Evita Ochel, Consciousness Expansion and the IFAD

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Evita Ochel, Consciousness Expansion and The International Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentPart I: Evita Ochel, Consciousness Expansion  Evita Ochel is a consciousness expansion teacher, holistic nutritionist, optimal health expert, yoga and meditation teacher and web TV host. She is the author of the book ‘Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition’, and hundreds of articles on mind-body-spirit topics.…

Anne Dinshah, Michael Budkie, and André Leu

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Anne Dinshah, Michael Budkie, and André Leu   PART I: Anne Dinshah, Dynamic Harmlessness Day Dynamic Harmlessness Day is November 2, but it’s a concept to be practiced every day. “Do the least harm and the most good.” Anne coauthored the book Powerful Vegan Messages with her late father, American Vegan Society founder H. Jay Dinshah.…

Jason Wyrick and Eric Lee-Mӓder

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Jason Wyrick and Eric Lee-Mӓder  Part I: Jason Wyrick, Vegan Tacos  Chef Jason Wyrick is the executive chef of The Vegan Taste, a cooking instructor, caterer, a former diabetic, and founder of the world’s first vegan food magazine, The Vegan Culinary Experience. He has co-authored the New York Times bestselling book 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart…

Sharon Gannon and pattrice jones

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Sharon Gannon, Simple Recipes For Joy and pattrice jones, The Oxen at the Intersection   PART I: Sharon Gannon, Simple Recipes For Joy   Sharon Gannon is a twenty-first-century Renaissance woman, an animal-rights and vegan activist, and a world-renowned yogini, author, dancer, poet, musician, and producer. She lives in Woodstock, New York.          …

Talia Fuhrman & Miyoko Schinner

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Part I: Talia Fuhrman, Love Your Body  Talia Fuhrman has a degree in nutritional sciences from Cornell University and has contributed to Vegetarian Times, VegNews, Positive Impact, DiseaseProof.com, CrazySexyLife.com, PyschologyToday.com and more. She lives in Newport Beach, California.           Part II: Miyoko Schinner, Vegan Cheese!  A venerated chef, author, TV host,…

Lisa Kemmerer and Caldwell, Ann & Jane Esselstyn

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  Part I: Lisa Kemmerer, Animals and Social Justice  Lisa Kemmerer is a philosopher-activist dedicated to working against oppression, whether on behalf of the environment, nonhuman animals, or disempowered human beings. Her books include In Search of Consistency: Ethics and Animals ; Animals and World Religions; Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice; Call to…

Ellie Laks and Kim Sturla

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 Part I: Ellie Laks, The Gentle Barn  Ellie Laks founded The Gentle Barn in Tarzana in 1999; it was a dream of hers since she was seven years old. Animals were always very healing and nurturing to her as she faced the challenges of growing up, finding herself, fitting in, feeling understood, etc. She majored…

pattrice jones and Cherylyn Harley LeBon

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pattrice jones, Cherylyn Harley LeBon  Listen at 4pm ET by going to PRN, The Progressive Radio Network.   Part I: pattrice jones, The Oxen at the Intersection  pattrice jones is an ecofeminist writer, scholar, and activist who, along with Miriam Jones, cofounded VINE Sanctuary, an LGBTQ-run farmed animal sanctuary that operates within an understanding of…

Matt Ball, Justin Danhof, & Gena Hamshaw

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Matt Ball, Justin Danhof, & Gena Hamshaw  Part I: Matt Ball, Accidental Activist  Matt Ball co-founded Vegan Outreach and served as the group’s Executive Director for more than 20 years. As Executive Director, Matt built the organization into a leading animal advocacy charity, with revenues and assets approaching $1,000,000, and many thousands of active members…

Bob Linden and Jason Del Gandio

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Bob Linden and Jason Del GandioListen at 4pm ET by going to PRN, The Progressive Radio Network. Part I: Bob Linden, Go Vegan Radio Vegan for 30 years, BOB LINDEN is the host and producer of the weekly 2-hour nationally-syndicated non-profit program GO VEGAN RADIO WITH BOB LINDEN (www.GoVeganRadio.com), previously broadcast on the Air America…

Anne Dinshah, Jeff Stier & Friedrich Mülln

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Anne Dinshah, Jeff Stier & Friedrich Mülln Listen at 4pm ET by going to PRN, The Progressive Radio Network.     Anne Dinshah, Jeff Stier & Friedrich Mülln      PART I: Anne Dinshah, Powerful Vegan Messages. Anne Dinshah coauthored the book Powerful Vegan Messages with her late father, American Vegan Society founder H. Jay Dinshah. Jay…

Friederike Schmitz and J. Morris Hicks

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 Listen at 4pm ET by going to PRN, The Progressive Radio Network. Part I: Friederike Schmitz, Animal Ethics.  Friederike Schmitz is an assistant professor of philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin. She wrote her PhD on philosophical methodology in Hume and Wittgenstein and is now working primarily on topics in ethics and political philosophy. Also,…

Jeffrey Cohan & Steven M. Wise

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Part I: Jeffrey Cohan is the Executive Director of Jewish Vegetarians of North America (JVNA), an international organization which encourages and helps Jews to embrace plant-based diets as an expression of the Jewish values of compassion for animals, concern for health, and care for the environment. He is also the author of The Beet-Eating Heeb,…

Charles Horn, Meat Logic

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  Part I: Charles Horn, Meat Logic. Charles Horn is the author of Meat Logic: Why Do We Eat Animals?  Charles is an Emmy-nominated writer and producer with credits including Fugget About It, Robot Chicken, and Robot Chicken: Star Wars. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, and holds five degrees in engineering…

Steve Kaufman & Gary De Mattei

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  PART I: Steve Kaufman, Christian Vegetarian Association  Steve Kaufman is the chair of the Christian Vegetarian Association and the co-chair of the Medical Research Modernization Committee. He coauthored (with Nathan Braun) Good News for All Creation and is the author of Guided by the Faith of Christ: Seeking to Stop Violence and Scapegoating. Professionally,…

Anteneh Roba, International Fund For Africa

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Anteneh Roba, International Fund For AfricaAnteneh Roba, International Fund For Africa  Anteneh Roba is a physician in private practice in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr Roba is also President and Co-founder of International Fund for Africa (IFA), a Houston-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and a registered International Non Governmental Organization in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia dedicated to helping both…

Anthony Nocella and Mark Hawthorne

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 Listen at 4pm ET by going to PRN, The Progressive Radio Network. Part I: Anthony Nocella, Institute For Critical Animal Studies Anthony J. Nocella II, earned his Ph.D. from Syracuse University, Maxwell School. Nocella a professor and an intersectional scholar-community organizer, has published more than 50 scholarly articles or book chapters. He is the editor…

Angel Flinn, Gentle World

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Angel Flinn, Gentle World Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World – a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition. TRANSCRIPTION PART II:…

lauren Ornelas & Keith McHenry

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lauren Ornelas & Keith McHenry Listen at 4pm ET by going to PRN, The Progressive Radio Network.   Part I: lauren Ornelas, Food Empowerment Project lauren Ornelas is the founder/director of Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.), a vegan food justice nonprofit seeking to create a more just world by helping consumers recognize the power of their food…

Sailesh Krishna Rao, Keegan Kuhn & Kip Andersen

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Part I: Sailesh Krishna Rao, Climate Healers Sailesh Rao is the Executive Director of the non-profit, Climate Healers. An electrical engineer by training with a Ph.D. from Stanford University, Sailesh’s technology career includes service with AT&T Bell Labs and Intel. Moved to action to address the global climate challenge, Sailesh founded Climate Healers (www.climatehealers.org) in…

Robert Grillo, Free From Harm

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Robert Grillo, Free From Harm Robert Grillo is the founder and director of Free from Harm, a non profit animal rescue, education and advocacy organization. Free from Harm excels at online activism: building an online community, publishing content that serves activists as well as the general public on its 700-plus page web site, and syndicating…

Karen Davis, Alan Roettinger & Ellen Jaffe Jones

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PART I: Karen Davis, International Respect for Chickens Day Karen Davis, PhD is the President and Founder of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization that addresses the treatment of domestic fowl in food production, science, education, entertainment, and human companionship situations. She is the author of several books including Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside…

Shushana Castle & Amy-Lee Goodman

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Part I: It’s Earth Day and host, Caryn’s birthday. Caryn covers a few current topics: News on Glyphosate in Breast Milk BRCA 1 gene and Breast Cancer risk reduction with nutrition: (Breast cancer risk in relation to the joint effect of BRCA mutations and diet diversity, Diet quality and BRCA-associated breast cancer risk). The Food…

Lisa Suriano, Brendan Brazier & Jaya Bhumitra

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Part I: Lisa Suriano, Veggiecation Lisa Suriano is a certified nutritionist holding a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science and specializing in school food service as the Director of Operations for J.C.Food, a premier school food service consulting company for independent schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Lisa founded the evidence-based nutrition…

Elizabeth Brandon, Bilal Qizilbash and Richard Schwartz

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Part I: Elizabeth Brandon, Bilal Qizilbash, Kale Studies Elizabeth Brandon a Mississippian and she grew up mostly in Brandon, but she lived in Brookhaven, Oxford, Cleveland, and Clarksdale. She received her B.S. in Biology from Delta State University in 1999 (Go Fighting Okra!) and her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of Alabama at…

Kim Stallwood, Growl

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Kim Stallwood, Growl Kim Stallwood is an independent scholar and author on animal rights. For almost 40 years he has demonstrated personal commitment and professional experience in leadership positions with some of the world’s foremost animal advocacy organisations in the U.K. and U.S.A. This includes Compassion In World Farming, British Union for the Abolition of…

Michael Farrell, Lisa McComsey & Amy Cramer

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Part I: Michael Farrell, Walnut and Birch Tree Syrups Michael Farrell joined the Department of Natural Resources in 2004. His educational background includes a BS from Hamilton College in economics/environmental studies and an MPS in forest and natural resource management from SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He currently serves as Director of the Uihlein…

Patti Breitman, Carol Adams, Ginny Messina

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Carol Adams, Patti Breitman and Ginny Messina, Never Too Late To Go Vegan Patti Breitman is an advocate for health and animals, a writer and an expert public speaker. She teaches vegetarian cooking classes in Marin County, CA, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area. Patti is the director…

Tom Lieber & Lee Hall

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Tom Lieber & Lee HallPart I: Tom Lieber, Organic Food & GMO’s, An Artist’s Perspective “I lived on Kauai from 2002-2011 and began to split my time between L.A. and Hawaii in 2011. The Hawaiian life has had a strong effect on my paintings……i.e. the energy and the way the vines grow, the jungle tangles.…

Dan Ladermann, Cherie Soria & Catherine Cuello

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  PART I: Dan Ladermann and Cherie Soria, Living Light Culinary Institute  Raw food revolutionary, Cherie Soria, is the founder and director of Living Light Culinary Institute, and has been teaching the art of gourmet raw foods to individuals, chefs, and instructors for more than 20 years and vegetarian culinary arts for 40 years. Cherie…

Will Potter & Caryn Hartglass

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PART I: Will Potter, Green Is The New Red Will Potter is an award-winning independent journalist based in Washington, D.C who focuses on “eco-terrorism,” the environmental and animal rights movements and civil liberties post-9/11. He is the author of Green Is The New Red and has written for publications including the Chicago Tribune, the Dallas…

Caryn Hartglass, World Cancer Day

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2/4/2014 – Caryn Hartglass, World Cancer DayCaryn Hartglass, World Cancer Day Today is World Cancer Day. Caryn will cover numerous topics today on It’s All About Food including what she learned during her journey with cancer. Call in with your questions or comments: 1-888-874-4888.           TRANSCRIPTION PART I: Caryn Hartglass: Hello…

Mark Reinfeld, Jonathan Balcombe

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 Mark Reinfeld, Soup’s On  Mark Reinfeld is an award-winning chef and author or coauthor of six books, including Vegan Fusion World Cuisine, The 30 Minute Vegan, The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East, and The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste of Europe—which both Vegetarian Times and VegNews named to their “Top Cookbooks of 2012” lists.…

Robin Lamont, Richard Oppenlander

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  Part I: Robin Lamont, The Chain  Robin Lamont worked as a Broadway actress and singer, playing lead roles in Godspell, Grease, and Working. Her original cast recording of “Day by “Day” and her film version of the song have drawn fans from around the world. Utilizing her acting experience she became an undercover investigator…

Vegetarian Historian, Rynn Berry, now part of Vegan History

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Rynn Berry passed away on January 9, 2014. Many of us were shocked and saddened by the news. This It’s All About Food interview is from 2009 which was rebroadcast recently in his memory. Another interview from 2011 can be heard here. Rynn Berry specialized in the study of vegetarianism from an historical perspective. He…

Michael Greger, Elizabeth Kucinich

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1/7/2014: Michael Greger, Elizabeth KucinichPart I: Michael Greger, MD, Nutrition Facts 2013 Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on a number of important public health issues. All proceeds from his speaking engagements and the sale of his books and DVDs are donated to his 501(c)3 nonprofit NutritionFacts.org, the first science-based,…

Janisse Ray and Tom Campbell

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Part I – Janisse Ray, The Seed Underground Writer, naturalist and activist Janisse Ray is author of five books of literary nonfiction and a collection of nature poetry. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana and in 2007 was awarded an honorary doctorate from Unity College in Maine. She is on the faculty…

Brett Wilcox and Del Sroufe

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Part I: Brett Wilcox, We’re Monsanto, Feeding The World, Lie After Lie Brett Wilcox is a hubby, father, Licensed Professional Counselor and not quite over-the-hill vegan runner. He and his 15-year old cross country champion son, David, will run across the USA in 2014 while his wife, Kris, and daughter, Olivia, crew for them. They…

Ben Falk, Steve Meyerowitz

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Ben Falk and Steve Meyerowitz, “Sproutman”Part I: Ben Falk, The Resilient Farm and Homestead Ben developed Whole Systems Design, LLC as a land-based response to biological and cultural extinction and the increasing separation between people and elemental things. Life as a designer, builder, ecologist, tree-tender, and backcountry traveler continually informs Ben’s integrative approach to developing…

Nick Cooney, Ajayan Borys

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  Part I – Nick Cooney, Veganomics  NICK COONEY is the author of Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Humane League, a vegan advocacy and farm animal protection organization. His work for animals has been featured in hundreds…

Carla Wescott, Ricki Heller

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Part I – Carla Westcott, Cruelty-Free Handbags Carla Westcott graduated from the Parsons School of Design BFA program in 1994 and one year later founded Westcott, a designer eveningwear company. She is adjunct faculty in the Parsons BFA program and is a member of The Council of Fashion Designers of America. Carla Westcott is founder…

Ellen Jaffe Jones, Fran Costigan

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Part I – Elle Jaffe Jones, KITCHEN DIVIDED Ellen Jaffe Jones is the author of the bestseller, “Eat Vegan on $4 a Day,” and just released, “Kitchen Divided-Vegan Dishes for Semi-Vegan Households,” and is under contract for two more books, one on vegan fitness. Ellen is an accomplished endurance and sprint runner…7th in the US…

David Christopher

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11/12: Part 1 – David Christopher The Holy Universe: A New Story of Creation For The Heart, Soul, and Spirit David Christopher left behind corporate and airline careers to pursue his passion for exploring the answers to humanity’s eternal question of our place in the Universe and to help bring forth a new story for…

Tina Leigh, Marc Bekoff

11/5: Part I – Tina Leigh Balanced Raw Tina is the founder of Haute Health and author of Balanced Raw and Superfood Juices and Smoothies. She is passionate about raising the bar on wellness and uses a variety of holistic services to support small businesses and individuals in achieving whole being transformation. She is a…

Dan Staackmann, Nicole Sopko, Victoria Boutenko

10/29/2013 Part I – Dan Staackmann & Nicole Sopko Upton Naturals Dan Staackmann is the Founder and President of Upton’s Naturals – a completely vegan, seitan production company based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 2006, Upton’s Naturals has seen tremendous growth every year that it has been operational. With an incredibly loyal customer base and…

Neal Barnard, David Katz

Part I – Neal Barnard, Power Foods For The Brain Neal Barnard, M.D., is the president and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. His research has been published in Scientific American, the American Journal of Cardiology and other major journals. Dr. Barnard is the author of…

Hope Bohanec, John Schlimm

Part I – Hope Bohanec, The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat? Hope Bohanec has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for over 20 years and is a nationally recognized leader and speaker in the animal protection movement. Many years ago while living eighty feet off the ground in a redwood tree so…

Adrian Butash, Mee Tracy McCormick

Part I – Adrian Butash, Bless this Food Adrian Butash is the author of Bless this Food. A well-known marketing and advertising professional, he studied history and culture of the world at Fordham University. He lives in Santa Barbara, CA. Visit him online at http://www.adrianarts.com. Part II – Mee Tracy McCormick, My Kitchen Cure! Mee…

Ruth Heidrich, Jonathan Bailor

10/1/2013 Part I – Ruth Heidrich Lifelong Running At 78 years young, Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., is a seasoned raw vegan Ironman (or as she likes to say, “IronLADY”) Triathlete. She is the winner of more than 900 trophies, 6 Ironman Triathlons, 8 Gold Medals in the U.S.Senior Olympics, and 67 marathons including Boston, New York,…

Alan Roettinger, Extraordinary Vegan

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Alan Roettinger is a writer, food designer, blogger, and public speaker. He has served clients as a private chef in the United States, Europe, and Australia. Raised in Mexico City, he acquired a taste for exotic food early on and soon developed a passion for flavor and beauty that drives his diverse, creative culinary style.…

David Simon, Bhava Ram

9/3/2013 Part I – David Simon MEATONOMIC$ David Robinson Simon is a lawyer and advocate for sustainable consumption. He works as general counsel for a healthcare company and serves on the board of the APRL Fund, a non-profit dedicated to protecting animals. David received his B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and his J.D. from the University…

Ginny Messina, Lagusta Yearwood

8/27/2013 Part I – Virginia Messina Vegan For Her Ginny is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan. She writes about vegetarian and vegan diets for both the public and health professionals and speaks on vegan diets at scientific events for health professionals as well as events…

Kathy Hester, Dierdre Rawlings

Part I – Kathy Hester, Great Vegan Bean Book Kathy Hester lives in Durham, NC with her two cats who would rather not live together, a cute dog with a belly rub addiction, her very own picky eater, a kitchen garden, and more slow cookers than one person should own. She writes HealthySlowCooking.com, is the…

Ruby Roth, Brian Patton

8/13/2013: Part I – Ruby Roth V is for Vegan, The ABCs of Being Kind Ruby Roth is an acclaimed activist, artist, former teacher, and author whose children’s books have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times, Change.org, Glamour, and Wired as well as on The Today Show, FOX,…

Rob Poe, Rory Freedman

Part I – Rob Poe, The Broccoli Rob Show Robert Poe a.k.a. Broccoli Rob is an accomplished singer and songwriter from New York, voted ABC Radio Network’s Best New Unsigned Artist. He has been on radio, television and performed throughout the U.S.A as well as Europe. Throughout most of his life Robert had struggled with…

Ellen Zachos, Paul Waldau

7/30/2013: Part I – Ellen Zachos Backyard Foraging Ellen Zachos leads foraging walks and currently teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, where she received her certification in Commercial Horticulture and Ethnobotany. She writes two blogs, which can be found at downanddirtygardening.com and gardenbytes.com and has written numerous gardening books and contributed to publications including…

Pam Popper, Norm Phelps

 Part I – Pam Popper, Food Over Medicine  Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health, and the Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. The company offers educational programs designed to assist individuals in changing their health outcomes through improved diet and lifestyle habits; to assist employers in…

Martin Rowe, Michael Wald

7/16/2013: Part I – Martin Rowe THE POLAR BEAR IN THE ZOO: A SPECULATION Martin Rowe is the co-founder of Lantern Books. He is the author of Nicaea: A Book of Correspondences, Bertie Wooster and the Lizard King, and co-author of Right Off the Bat: Baseball, Cricket, Literature, and Life. He edited the collection The…

Robyn O’Brien, Kristin Lajeunesse

6/25/2013: Part I – Robyn O’Brien AllergyKids Foundation Robyn O’Brien is recognized by Teri Hatcher, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristen Bell and moms around the world. She has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times and has been named by SHAPE Magazine as a “Women To Shape the World”, by Forbes Woman as one…

Erin Meagher, Paul Huljich

Part I – Erin Meagher, Fairtrade Movement with Kelapo Erin Meagher is the developer of Kelapo™ Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, a product manufactured and marketed by Beneficial Blends LLC, headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Prior to creating Kelapo, Erin was a high school business teacher with a passion for motivating students to pursue entrepreneurship. While still…

Erik Blauberg, Gene Baur

Part I – Erik Blauberg, Master Chef Cooks Vegan With more than 20 years of experience, renowned culinary expert Erik Blauberg is known around the globe as a master chef and first-class restaurant consultant. He has brought his considerable talent and expertise to such acclaimed eateries as Manhattan’s famed 21 Club, Colors, American Renaissance, the…

Marion Nestle, Erica Kubersky

6/4/2013: Part I – Marion Nestle Food Politics 10th Anniversary Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her degrees…

Paul Graham

5/21/2013: Part I – Paul Graham Eating Vegan In Vegas Paul Graham was born, raised, and lived most of his life in the San Jose area of Northern California. While in the San Jose area he worked with teens and professional athletes and was the chaplain for the Oakland A’s baseball team. He moved to…

Rip Esselstyn, Kathy Stevens

5/14/2013: Part I – Rip Esselstyn My Beef With Meat Rip Esselstyn was born in upstate New York, raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and educated at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a three-time All-American swimmer. After graduation Rip spent a decade as one of the premier triathletes in the world. He then…

Josh Tetrick, David Bedrick

Part I – Josh Tetrick, Beyond Eggs Josh Tetrick is the CEO & Founder of Hampton Creek Foods, a sustainable food company. He’s a social entrepreneur, writer, and speaker, he has led a United Nations business initiative in Kenya, he has worked for both former President Clinton and the president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and…

Harold Brown, Ismael Nuño

4/30/2013: Part I – Dr. Ismael Nuño The Spirit Of The Heart Dr. Ismael Nuño had a 35-year career as one of America’s leading heart surgeons and throughout his career he experienced his fair share of loss and triumph. He details his incredible journey as a heart surgeon in his new book The Spirit of…

Betsy Rosenberg, Ellen Kanner

4/23/2013: Part I – Betsy Rosenberg On The Green Front A veteran of CBS Radio News with a specialty in environmental reporting, Betsy Rosenberg launched EcoTalk – formerly TrashTalk – on KCBS Radio in San Francisco in 1997. She produced and hosted more than 1200 one-minute segments covering green lifestyles with a consumer focus and…

Brian Alexander, Vance Lehmkuhl

4/16/2013: Part I: Brian Alexander Exploring Life Brian David Alexander is an internationally recognized lecturer and trainer in the fields of Communication and Rapport, Personal Growth and Development, Education, and Counseling and Personal Coaching. He is a Master Trainer and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Brian has studied with the founders and leading experts of…

Reuben Proctor, Anjali Shaw

4/9/2013: Part I: Reuben Proctor Veganissimo Reuben Proctor has been vegan since 2000 and has done translation, consulting, and administrative work for vegan companies and animal rights organizations since 2004. He was born in New Zealand and now lives and works in Germany. 4/9/2013: Part II: Anjali Shah The Picky Eater Anjali Shah is a…

Ocean Robbins, Sid Garza-Hillman

4/2/2013: Part I: Ocean Robbins Food Revolution In 1990, at age 16, Ocean Robbins was co-founder of YES!, which he directed for 20 years. He is co-host and CEO of the 75,000 member Food Revolution Network. Ocean has spoken in person to more than 200,000 people and facilitated more than 50 week-long gatherings for leaders…

Carol Adams, Jasmin Singer, Elizabeth Wholey

3/26/2013: Part I: Carol Adams, Jasmin Singer Defiant Daughters When The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory by Carol J. Adams was published more than twenty years ago, it caused an immediate stir among writers and thinkers, feminists and animal rights activists alike. Never before had the relationship between patriarchy and meat eating…

Jill Eckart, Karen Ranzi

3/19/2013: Part I: Jill Eckart Processed Meats Jill Eckart, C.H.H.C., is nutrition program manager at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, especially better nutrition, and higher standards in research. 3/19/2013: Part II: Karen Ranzi Super Healthy Children Author, lecturer, Health Coach, Raw Vegan Chef,…

Laurie Sadowski, Omawale Adewale

3/12/2013: Part I – Laurie Sadowski Allergy-Free Cakes And Cookies Laurie Sadowski is the author The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread, an active food writer with two degrees in music (education and musicology), and a certified Personal Trainer Specialist and Nutrition and Wellness Specialist. 3/12/2013: Part II – Omowale Wale Adewale Omowale Boxing “Omowale Wale” Adewale…

Sid Lerner, Deb Kimless

3/5/2013: Part I: Sid Lerner Meatless Mondays Sid Lerner is founder and chairman of The Monday Campaigns, with national health behavior initiatives such as Meatless Monday, Healthy Monday, and Kids Cook Monday, in association with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Syracuse University Maxwell School of…

Susan Levin, Dawnyel Pryor, Jennie Steinhagen

2/26/2013: Susan Levin and Dawnyel Pryor PCRM’s Food For Life Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., is director of nutrition education at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, especially better nutrition, and higher standards in research. As director of nutrition education, Ms. Levin researches and writes…

Tom Dotz, Bob Arnot

2/19/2013: Part I: Tom Dotz Neuro-Linguistic Programming Tom Dotz founded the NLP Institute of California in 1990, growing it in four years to the largest organization of its kind in the U.S. In 1998 he acquired NLP Comprehensive, initiating new programs to keep it at the forefront of NLP. Tom has studied NLP since 1978,…

Joel Fuhrman, Sarah Gross, Nira Poliwoda

2/12/2013: Joel Fuhrman, MD The End Of Diabetes Joel Fuhrman, M.D., is a board-certified family physician and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained…

Mitchell Davis, The Shannons

2/5/2013: Part I: Mitchell Davis Taste Matters Mitchell Davis is the Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, a cookbook author, a food journalist, and a scholar with a Doctorate in Food Studies from New York University. A graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Davis spent two years cooking and eating in France…

Adam Gollner, Jill Eckart

1/29/2013: Part I: Adam Gollner The Fruit Hunters Adam Leith Gollner is the author of The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Obsession, Commerce and Adventure. His writing appears in The New York Times, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Orion, the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, and Good Magazine, among others. He used to be editor of Vice…

Wenonah Hauter, Meria Heller

1/22/2013: Part I: Wenonah Hauter Foodopoly Wenonah Hauter is the Executive Director of Food & Water Watch. She has worked extensively on food, water, energy, and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Her book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America examines the corporate consolidation and control…

Bhavani Jaroff, Talya Lutzker

1/15/2013: Part I: Bhavani Jaroff i Eat Green Bhavani Jaroff has over thirty years experience as a natural foods chef. Her career began while a student at the N.Y.S. College of Ceramics at Alfred University. At the time, there was not a vegetarian meal plan on campus so Ms. Jaroff designed and implemented a Vegetarian…

Linda Long, Charlene Spretnak

1/8/2013: Part I: Linda Long Virgin Vegan Linda Long has had a lifelong relationship with the food industry, starting as a waitress and short order cook at the age of 12 in her parents’ truck stop in Pennsylvania. A home economist who taught high school foods in the early part of her career, and spending…

REAL Favorite Cookbooks of 2012

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With so many vegan cookbooks coming out all the time, there are so many to choose from. Here are our REAL Favorite Cookbooks of 2012. 1. Ramses Bravo, BRAVO! Health-Promoting Meals From The TrueNorth Kitchen This is my personal favorite because Ramses Bravo has created recipes that are not only delicious but so good for…

Best REAL Reads of 2012

It’s time for the Best Of 2012 IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD podcasts. There were 80 interviews this year with doctors, nutritionists, athletes, chefs and authors, all of them about food! I read a lot of books this year for my IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD interviews. Below are my favorites. My next post will be about…