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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 3, 2023

Vegan travel is more popular than ever, and in this episode I tantalize you with all the adventures you can have in 2023, including a new "destination retreat" we are working on that combines the best of Joyful Vegan Trips with the best of my retreats and conferences. 

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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.

Listen to today's small bite sound bite for my response. 

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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...