Archive for May 2018

Part I: Barry Wray, GM Mosquitoes
Barry Wray helped form the Florida Keys Environmental Coalition in 2010 in response to threats for the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill to the ecosystems and livelihood of the FL Keys. His leadership at that anxious and critical point in time was a rallying point for many within the community and the efforts put forth resulted in a number of resiliency accomplishments including over 400 people within the Keys community becoming HAZWOPER qualified to assist with any response to oil intrusion, inclusion into a variety of EOC operation plans to provide access to qualified local volunteer base and an energized network of local volunteers who have remained active and available within the community.
Barry, together with a team of Keys wide activists, who range from globally recognized PhD and Medical Doctors to Moms and Realtors, has helped lead the defense of the Keys from the premature release of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes until they are proven safe, championed changes to aerial chemical dispersal to prevent contamination to potable water system and pioneered a novel engineered approach to improving near shore water quality in the Keys using indigenous filter feeder species in engineered habitats.
For over 30 years Barry Wray has considered the Keys as part of his life and settled permanently in Islamorada 20 years ago. Barry has a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts along with years of extensive project management and global engineering achievements for companies like GE and Ericsson. Currently, Mr. Wray serves and the Chief Technologist for Solarbeam International, specializing in renewable energy powered perimeter intrusion detection security systems.
Barry also has a long history of public service including student government president, helping found the largest student association in the history of Massachusetts (the State Student Association of Massachusetts) and served on its board and as its Chair, and 9 years of service including Chairmanship of the Workforce and Affordable Housing subcommittee and 5+ years on the Water Quality Subcommittee for the Village of Islamorada,


Part 1: Caryn Hartglass, Costa Rica Travel, Food Myths
Caryn discusses her experience with food while traveling all around Costa Rica. She gives a summary of the most popular questions of people interested in healthy diets, as asked in the recent Food Revolution Summit.

Part 2. Robert Grillo, Canned Pheasant Hunting
Robert Grillo is President and Director of Free From Harm. He has 20 years of experience in the field of branding, design and communications. He is Free from Harm’s founder and director since 2009. He also acts as editor of the website and contributes regular articles.

Robert Grillo is the director of Free from Harm which he founded in 2009 to advocate on behalf of farmed animals. As an activist, author and speaker, Grillo focuses awareness on the non human animal’s experience and point of view, drawing on insights from sociology, psychology, popular culture, ethics and social justice to bridge the gap between humans and other animals. As a marketing communications professional for over 20 years, Grillo has worked on big food industry brands where he acquired a behind-the-scenes perspective on food branding and marketing. His is the author of Farm to Fable: The Fictions of Our Animal Consuming Culture, which reveals how popular culture conditions us to consume animal products and how a better understanding of these fictions can empower us to help them, ourselves and the planet The book is the basis of his keynote presentation of the same name.

Here is Robert’s article on canned pheasant hunting published on Alternet.


Ian Theasby and Henry Firth, BOSH!: Simple Recipes • Amazing Food • All Plants
Ian Theasby and Henry Firth met in school at the age of eleven and live and work together at their BOSH! studio in East London. In June 2016 they posted their first ever recipe online. A year later, and they are the founders of the largest plant-based video channel on Facebook, reaching fifty million people a month. Everything they cook is plant based.


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