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Food for Thought Podcast starts with the premise that being vegan is a means to an end — not an end in itself. Food for Thought addresses all aspects of eating and living compassionately and healthfully, including living zero waste! Each episode addresses commonly asked questions about being vegan, including those regarding animal protection, food, cooking, eating, and nutrition — and debunks the myths surrounding these issues. 

Feb 1, 2023

One of the criticisms often leveled at vegans is that we tell people what to eat and it’s not our business to do so.

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Jan 30, 2023

This perspective shows up in many forms, but at it's heart, it is a criticism of advocates working on behalf of one group over another. The problems we have in this world are not because of the people doing something. The problems we have in this world are because of people doing nothing. 

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Jan 27, 2023

Today's title is a bit tongue in cheek, but it is — nonetheless — accurate. A new addition to Food for Thought's weekly podcast is a mid-week "small bite" in which I address a common question, myth, misconception, or misunderstanding in a short sound bite. 


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Jan 20, 2023

Join me today in conversation with Tim Anderson, animal advocate, co-founder and board member of the East Bay Animal PAC, and engaged citizen. We met over a decade ago working to stop backyard animal slaughter from becoming legal in our city, and as a result, he became one of my closest friends — and biggest...

Jan 13, 2023

Today I want to talk to you about an animal who has, over the centuries, gone from exalted to vilified.

  • animal many people have never met but one who has been much maligned and humiliated on film, in literature, and in our language.
  • animal who is affected by the daily choices we make but who is...