Hi Everybody!
There have been a lot of people signing up for our REAL newsletter. I want to welcome you and say thanks to everyone for caring and for having an interest in eating and living responsibly. In this newsletter you'll get an update on the It's All About Food radio show broadcast on the Progressive Radio Network. It's hard to believe, but I have been hosting this show for over 8 years! It is such a privilege to be able to talk with people from all over the planet who are dedicating their lives to doing such wonderful work. My last few shows have been uplifting for me and I wanted to share them with you.

Last week on It's All About Food I spoke with my friend Dr. Milton Mills who is a Critical Care Physician at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. We covered a lot of ground. In his own practice he has seen the positive outcomes from people who now have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that couldn't afford it before. In part two, I brought on Ted Genoways who had an article published the day before in The New Republic. I had interviewed Ted a few years ago about his book The Chain, involving the meatpacking industry in Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.

The New Republic article involves a meatpacking town in Kansas that had opened its doors to Somali refugees. A group of Trump supporters plotted to kill them after Election Day. It is an unbelievable story of hate, racism, capitalism, war and factory farming, involving towns ironically called "Liberal" and "Garden City". To understand what is going on today we need to know the history. The horrific meatpacking industry fueled by capitalism and human's insatiable, sick desire to consume lots of cheap, animal flesh coupled with insane wars that drive soldiers crazy and who are not treated for their PTSD when they return home result in a powerful hatred to kill innocent immigrants who come to this country legally but are too afraid to complain or unionize to protect themselves against the vile and unsafe work they have been brought here to do. I encourage you to take the time to listen.

The week before, I interviewed Damien Mander, founder of the International Anti‑Poaching Foundation. He was in New York for a few events and joined me in the Progressive Radio Network studio in Manhattan the day before he was to return home to South Africa. He shared his story and discussed his work with tremendous passion and intensity. With the unique skills he possessed by virtue of his training and experience in military roles, Damien liquidated his savings, and founded the International Anti‑Poaching Foundation (IAPF).

The IAPF runs operations on the front lines of the world wildlife wars, protecting iconic endangered species from slaughter by poachers. Using battle‑proven tactics, training and technology in what is effectively a counterinsurgency operation the IAPF has recently demonstrated striking success in Mozambique. Operating in the most critical area on earth for rhino protection, losses have been reduced by over 80%. Listen to my interview with Damien Mander and learn more about his work.

Keep on reading! Below I have included some things to look forward to, along with some of my other favorite interviews this year, and last but not least, some new REAL recipes.

Happy Spring,
Caryn Hartglass, REAL Co-founder

My friend Rena Phillips in Sydney, Australia, has brought together over 20 health transformation experts from around the world (including me), for a summit called Your Health Transformation Starts Now: How to Reclaim Your Vitality, Your Body and Zest for Life!. It's free. Register here.

David Yeung is the co-founder and CEO of Green Monday, a social venture founded in Hong Kong that takes on climate change and global food insecurity through public advocacy, impact investing, corporate consulting, and specialized retail. He was in town this week for the Reducetarian Summit and I took the opportunity to invite him to the Progressive Radio Network studio for an interview. It was fantastic! The show will air on June 13.