Fri, 23 March 2018
We can't talk about Zero Waste living without talking about the big picture: the amount of food that gets wasted at the front end of the food chain: during production, harvest, and processing. And we can't talk about Zero Waste living unless we face the fact that the highest food losses are associated with livestock production. Listen to Part One to find out how there is nothing Zero Waste about garbage. (The original meaning of the word garbage had to do with "the bowels and body parts of a butchered animal considered inedible by humans — the offal.") Enjoy!
In Part Two, we'll talk about the food WASTE that occurs toward the back end of the food chain — at the retail and consumer levels — and what we can do about it.
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Category:Food, Health, Society & Culture, Fitness & Nutrition, News & Politics -- posted at: 1:50pm PDT
Thu, 8 March 2018
In this first episode about my zero waste journey, I share the principles that have absolutely changed my thinking and way of living.
Zero Waste is not simply about my making YouTube videos about how to make zero-waste almond milk (though I will do that!), it's a way of thinking that profoundly changes our approach to resources and production, going beyond "waste diversion" and striving to ensure that products are designed to be repaired, refurbished, and reused, creating a circular economy rather than a linear economy of make, use, dispose.
And it's definitely not about recycling. Recycling IS waste. Have I blown your mind yet?
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Direct download: zero-waste.mp3
Category:Food, Health, Society & Culture, Fitness & Nutrition, News & Politics -- posted at: 5:57pm PDT
Fri, 16 February 2018
The intention in my work on behalf of animals and veganism has always been to guide people to live compassionately and healthfully with joy and confidence — and without deprivation. And that's why I offer so many opportunities for you to join me in living joyfully, fully, abundantly, compassionately, intentionally, creatively, and consciously — in other words, to enjoy The Vegan Experience.
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Direct download: vegan_experience.mp3
Category:Food, Health, Society & Culture, Fitness & Nutrition, News & Politics -- posted at: 5:23pm PDT
Thu, 18 January 2018
Have you ever been "fleeced"? Have you ever "gone in search of the golden fleece" or "pulled the wool over someone's eyes"? Are your political opinion "dyed in the wool"? While I work on new episodes of Food for Thought, I wanted to let you know about a new episode of Animalogy in which I discuss the animal origins of these and more words and expressions from animals; i.e. Animalogies.
Direct download: fleece_wool_announcement_fft.mp3
Category:Food, Health, Society & Culture, Fitness & Nutrition, News & Politics -- posted at: 10:13am PDT
Thu, 4 January 2018
Animal agriculture is wreaking havoc in every way imaginable; unfortunately, the consumption of meat, dairy, and eggs is on the rise. Of course, people can stop eating animal flesh and fluids and choose instead vegetables and plant-based meats and milks, but meat consumption is outpacing the rate at which people are becoming vegan and vegetarian. What if they could have their meat and eat it, too, and not cause harm? Join me today for a discussion about clean meat, the subject and title of Paul Shapiro's new book, which I've dubbed "the best history of the future you'll ever read."
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Direct download: paul_shapiro_clean_meat.mp3
Category:Food, Health, Society & Culture, Fitness & Nutrition, News & Politics -- posted at: 5:25pm PDT
Sat, 23 December 2017
If you ever once thought that “people don’t change,” then you’re in for quite a surprise. The stories you’re about to hear in this TWELVE-YEAR-ANNIVERSARY episode are as diverse as the people who wrote them, but they all share common threads of hope, transformation, and compassion. So relax, sit back, and take in the letters written by podcast listeners this past year whose lives have been transformed by Food for Thought. I hope you are as moved by the letters as I am humbled by them. PAIRING RECOMMENDATION: a glass of wine, a cup of tea, or a blueberry smoothie.
Thank you for all your support and love these last 12 years!
Direct download: love_letters_12_year.mp3
Category:Food, Health, Society & Culture, Fitness & Nutrition, News & Politics -- posted at: 3:25pm PDT
Sun, 10 December 2017
The plant-based foods market recently topped $3.1 billion in sales and is slated to reach over $5 billion in just a couple years. As a result, the animal-based meat, dairy, egg, and other large corporations see vegan companies and the plant-based products they make as competitors they should fear, emulate, learn from, collaborate with, invest in, or even purchase. They recognize they need to "buy into" the success, growth, and future of the plant-based market. Some, however, see it as vegan companies "selling out," choosing profit over principles and betraying their loyal vegan customer base. On today's episode, we explore the many perspectives of such business decisions and speculate about who the biggest winners are in the end.
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Direct download: meat_companies_field_roast.mp3
Category:Food, Health, Society & Culture, Fitness & Nutrition, News & Politics -- posted at: 10:19am PDT
Wed, 6 December 2017
As an advocate for animals and compassionate living for over 25 years, you can imagine I’ve made mistakes, I’ve learned a bit, and I’ve thought a lot about what is effective — and what is not. And so I give you 10 Habits of Highly Effective Advocates.
Direct download: 10habits_advocates_REBROADCAST.mp3
Category:Food, Health, Society & Culture, Fitness & Nutrition, News & Politics -- posted at: 12:00am PDT
Thu, 30 November 2017
The TRUE carnivores of the world provide SO much benefit to our ecosystems, but they're misunderstood, maligned, and systematically killed, mostly because of the HUMANS who pose as carnivores. Animal agriculture doesn't only affect the billions of its direct victims, it also destroys the lives and habitats of millions of individual wild animals. Today’s guest on Food for Thought has devoted her life to changing attitudes and policies about the most maligned members of our communities. Camilla Fox is the founder of Project Coyote, a national nonprofit of scientists, educators, ranchers and citizen leaders who work together to change laws and policies to protect native carnivores from abuse and mismanagement, advocating coexistence instead of killing.
Direct download: camilla_final.mp3
Category:Food, Health, Society & Culture, Fitness & Nutrition, News & Politics -- posted at: 6:12pm PDT
Mon, 27 November 2017
WARNING: Radical ideas fill this episode, centering around the suggestion that we try to have compassion for people with whom we disagree or who participate in behavior we find abhorrent. That’s the thing about compassion: it’s gotta be equal opportunity or it’s just inauthentic. It’s easy to be compassionate towards like-minded people; the challenge is choosing to have compassion towards those with whom we disagree. Check out this episode for tips and suggestions on communicating with compassion – but only if you want to create change in the world.
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Direct download: hunter_REBROADCAST.mp3
Category:Food, Health, Society & Culture, Fitness & Nutrition, News & Politics -- posted at: 12:18pm PDT