It’s All About Food 2014

Mark Devries, Factory Farm Drone Project

  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

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

 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

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

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…