It’s All About Food

William Harris, The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism

William Harris, M.D., an E.R. physician, hang glider, sailplane pilot, parachute jumper, and former Big Ten Trampoline Champion, says his toughest challenges come from battling the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other dominant forces working against America’s good health. In 1998, he wrote The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism and sent it to every member…

Vesanto Melina, Becoming Raw

Vesanto Melina is an internationally known nutrition consultant and speaker, academic instructor and writer, and has worked with groups and organizations listed below. She has been based in Vancouver B.C. and in Seattle Washington and has taught nutrition on the faculty of the University of British Columbia and at Seattle’s Bastyr University. Speaking engagements and…

Michael Klaper, Nutrition Education and Research

Dr. Klaper is a physician with training in surgery, anesthesiology, orthopedics, emergency room medicine and obstetrics. Dr. Klaper is the Director of the non-profit Institute of Nutrition Education and Research and has performed research on the pros and cons of vegan nutrition and other dietary styles of health enthusiasts. He also is a member of…

Laura Dakin, Alan Roettinger

Sea Shepherd’s Laura Dakin and Speed Vegan author, Alan Roettinger The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s ship the Steve Irwin was docked at Chelsea Pier in Manhattan for a few days. Caryn spoke with Laura Dakin, the current head cook for the Steve Irwin about the organization and what they do and what kind of vegan…

Sarah Gross, Rescue Chocolate

Sarah Gross has always shared her home with dogs and has felt a lifelong empathy for animals. Research about the horrendous conditions on factory farms led her to become a vegetarian and then a vegan while still in middle school. Throughout high school, she volunteered at her local animal shelter in Shreveport, Louisiana. For 3…

A. Breeze Harper, Sistah Vegan

As a Ph.D. Student in geography at the University of California, Davis, Breeze Harper explores how Critical Race, Postcolonial, and Feminist theories, can be employed as analytical tools within Critical Food Geographies. She engages mostly in qualitative research and believes that this is a useful complement to much of the statistical information about health in…

Brenda Davis, The Raw Revolution

Brenda Davis, registered dietitian and nutritionist, is a leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She has worked as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor. She is currently on a diabetes intervention research project in Majuro, Marshall Islands. Brenda spent 8 months in Majuro in 2006…

Robert Goodland, Livestock and Climate Change

Robert Goodland retired as lead environmental advisor at the World Bank Group after serving for 23 years where he was nicknamed “The Conscience of the World Bank”. In 2008 he was awarded the first Coolidge Memorial Medal by the IUCN for outstanding contributions to environmental conservation. He is the co-author of Amazon Jungle-Green Hell to…

Charlotte Gerson, The Gerson Therapy

Charlotte Gerson founded The Gerson Institute in 1977. It is a non-profit organization located in San Diego, California, dedicated to the alternative, non-toxic treatment of disease, using the Gerson Therapy. The Gerson Therapy is a safe, natural treatment developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920’s that uses organic foods, juicing, coffee enemas, detoxification and…

T. Colin Campbell, The China Study

T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study was trained at Cornell (M.S., Ph.D.) and MIT (Research Associate) in nutrition, biochemistry and toxicology and spent 10 years on the faculty of Virginia Tech’s Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition before returning to the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell in 1975 where he presently holds his…

Joe Connelly, VegNews

When VegNews Magazine publisher Joseph Connelly founded the Syracuse Area Vegetarian Education Society in 1996, he had no idea to where it would lead. He soon had the inspiration of converting SAVES’ newsletter into something more comprehensive, but the dream lay dormant for four years. After meeting Colleen Holland, VegNews evolved out of SAVES in…

Steven M. Wise, An American Trilogy

Steven M. Wise is President of the Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc. He holds a J.D. from Boston University Law School and a B.S. in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary. He has practiced animal protection law for 30 years throughout the United States and is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. Steve teaches “Animal…

Ruby Roth, That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals

Ruby Roth is the author of That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals. She’s an artist, author and a teacher living in Los Angeles and a vegan since 2003. She’s been teaching art in an after school program where children’s interest in healthy foods and veganism first inspired her to write That’s Why We Don’t Eat…

Victoria Moran, The Love-Powered Diet

Hi. I’m Caryn Hartglass, and this is “It’s All About Food.” I want to thank you for joining me today. I have a wonderful guest today – Victoria Moran. I’ve met her numerous times, and she’s the author of a number of books, the most recent being – is this the most recent? Creating a…

Patti Breitman, Marin Vegetarian Education Group

Patti Breitman, Marin Vegetarian Education Group Patti Breitman is the co-author of How To Eat Like a Vegetarian Even If You Never Want To Be One, and How To Say No Without Feeling Guilty. She is the founder and director of Marin Vegetarian Education Group, a former food columnist for the magazine VegNews. She’s a…

Jeffrey Smith, Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods

International International bestselling author and independent filmmaker Jeffrey M. Smith is the leading spokesperson on the health dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). His meticulously researched books and films document how the world’s most powerful Ag biotech companies bluff and mislead safety officials and critics to put the health of society at risk. His first…

Jo Stepaniak, Vegan Recipes And Nutrition

Jo Stepaniak is an American writer specializing in veganism and nutrition. She is the author of several books on the subject, including The Vegan Sourcebook. Stepaniak was elected to the Vegetarian Hall of Fame in June 2008 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, at the 34th Annual Vegetarian Summerfest of the North American Vegetarian Society. TRANSCRIPTION: Caryn Hartglass:…

Michael Greger, Vegan MD

A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the International Bird Flu Summit, the National Institutes of Health, testified before Congress, and was invited as…

Stephane Groleau and Meghan Kelly, Veganics

Veganics! Stephane Groleau and Meghan Kelly founded the Veganic Agriculture Network in 2008 to promote farming and gardening that is free from chemicals and animal by-products. Their website www.goveganic.net features profiles of veganic farms in North America, and introduces people to the main concepts of farming and gardening in a way that is environmentally sustainable…

pattrice jones, Aftershock: Confronting Trauma in a Violent World

pattrice jones was born and raised in the U.S. port city of Baltimore. She lives in rural Maryland, where she teaches at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and helps to operate the Eastern Shore Sanctuary and Education Center. pattrice serves on the editorial board of the Journal for Critical Animal Studies and is a…