Part I: Zen Honeycutt, Moms Across America
Zen L. Honeycutt is—first and foremost—a mom. She is also an activist, speaker, author, founding executive director of Moms Across America, and co-creator of Mothers Across the World with Dr. Vandana Shiva. While heading Moms Across America, Zen initiated the first testing for glyphosate in tap water, breast milk, and urine and spearheaded the non-profit’s successful petition to Costco to remove Roundup from their shelves. Happy to speak to anyone interested in better health for all, she has been featured on ABC, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, the Wall Street Journal, CSPAN, Fox News, Reuter’s, Huffington Post, and many other media outlets. Her documentary, Communities Rising, highlights efforts across our nation to transform the food supply, and she is the author of Unstoppable: Transforming Sickness and Struggle into Triumph, Empowerment, and a Celebration of Community. For years, Zen has been motivating groups around the globe to take action to improve their quality of life, health, and food. Speaking tours have taken her to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Switzerland, China, Maui, France, The Hague, and across mainland America. Known for being UNSTOPPABLE, Zen makes a practice of going head-to-head with government agencies, big corporations, and anyone who believes that things simply are the way they are and that it’s impossible to create change. She has it on good authority—her mother—that we are all amazing. And she knows from experience that anything is possible. Her own story is proof of her beliefs. Formerly of Connecticut and New York City, Zen currently resides in Southern California with her husband and three sons.
 
 
Part II: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, The Joyful Vegan: How to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Eat Meat, Dairy, and Eggs
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s compassionate living philosophy is propelling plant-based eating into the mainstream and forever changing how we regard animals. A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living compassionately and healthfully, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is a speaker, cultural commentator, podcaster, and award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan BakingThe Vegan TableColor Me VeganVegan’s Daily CompanionOn Being Vegan, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. Her newest book, The Joyful Vegan: Everything You Need to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Keep Eating Meat, Dairy, and Eggs, is due out in 2019. She is an acclaimed speaker and beloved host of the inspiring podcast, “Food for Thought,” which was voted Favorite Podcast by VegNews magazine readers several years in a row. She launched a spin-off podcast called Animalogy in 2017. Along with fellow advocates, she recently formed a political action committee called East Bay Animal PAC to work with government officials on animal issues in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Colleen shares her message of compassion and wellness on national and regional TV and radio programs, including on monthly segment on Good Day Sacramento and as a monthly contributor on National Public Radio (KQED). She has appeared on the Food Network, CBS, PBS, and FOX; interviews with her have been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report; and her recipes have been featured on Epicurious.com and Oprah.com. Colleen lives in Oakland, CA with her husband David and two cats, Charlie and Michiko.

Gary De Mattei, Vegan vs Plant-Based
Responsible Eating And Living co-founder, Gary De Mattei, joins IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD host, Caryn Hartglass, to talk about the terms “plant-based” and “vegan,” industrial plant-based foods and more.

Joel Fuhrman, MD, Eat to Live Retreat

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, six-time New York Times best-selling author and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. He is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Sciences division. Dr. Fuhrman coined the term “Nutritarian” to describe a nutrient-dense eating style, designed to prevent cancer, slow aging, and extend lifespan.

For over 25 years, Dr. Fuhrman has shown that it is possible to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes and many other illnesses using smart nutrition. In his medical practice, and through his books and television specials, he continues to bring this life-saving message to hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

David Karopkin, Esq., Wildlife Advisor
David is a lifelong Brooklynite and a dedicated advocate for animals and co-existence with wildlife. Among other pursuits, David founded GooseWatch NYC in 2011 and during the past 7 years he has been involved with numerous efforts to protect threatened wildlife living in NYC through activism, legislation and policy. Under his leadership, GooseWatch NYC organized successful campaigns, notably including, the documentation of USDA Wildlife Service round-ups and killing of Canada geese in New York City parks, pivotal in encouraging the City to move towards non-lethal goose management policies, as well as passage of legislation to stop the N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation’s plan to eradicate mute swans in New York State, and the prevention of USDA’s killing of Staten Island’s wild turkeys by helping to coordinate their relocation to farm animal sanctuaries in upstate New York. GooseWatch also worked to protect deer on Staten Island and coyotes in Queens, and participated in the campaign to ban wild animal performances in circuses. As a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, David has assisted with many rescues of injured geese, raccoons, squirrels, and pigeons. David graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2015, and has served as a Councilmanic Aide for New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm, Legislative Director for New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, and Assistant Law Clerk to the Hon. Justice Katherine A. Levine in the New York State Supreme Court.

Joyce Friedman, Board Director
Joyce has extensive experience as a multifaceted advocate for animals. A former clinical social worker, Joyce entered the animal rights field as Northeast Campaigns Coordinator and then Northeast Director for In Defense of Animals. She gained expertise in and began to see the value of legislative work and electioneering by serving on the Board of Directors of League of Humane Voters-NYC. She then became Program Manager of the surrender prevention program Pet Help Partners at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), keeping thousands of animals in their homes and out of shelters. When she transitioned to become NYC Coordinator at The HSUS, she worked on passing local animal-friendly legislation, most notably as a leader in the successful campaign to ban wild animals in circuses in NYC in 2017. Joyce currently manages a community pets program at a local animal society and is thrilled to be serving on the Board of Directors of Voters for Animal Rights. Using her expertise, experience, and passion to pass laws to protect animals and to help ensure animal-friendly legislators are in office are her biggest priorities as an animal rights activist. Joyce has rescued dozens of dogs and cats over the years and she currently lives with her three rescued cats Pablo, Patrick, and Lucy.

Annabel Park, Healthy Campaign
Annabel is a progressive activist, a documentary filmmaker (9500 LibertyStory of America), and the co-founder of the digital media company, Indigo Light. She is a passionate advocate for immigrant rights, social justice, and democratic reform. She has launched several online communities including the Coffee PartyBridge the Divide, Facing HumanityAmerica Welcomes Refugees, and The Talk on Main Street. She studied philosophy and politics at Boston University and then at Oxford University. Since joining Healthy Campaign, the change in eating habits and diet has significantly improved her health.

Jonathan Safran Foer, We are the Weather
Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of novels Everything Is IlluminatedExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Here I Am, and of the nonfiction book Eating Animals. His work has received numerous awards and has been translated into thirty-six languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Gary De Mattei, Children’s Health and Food Policy
Responsible Eating And Living co-founder, Gary De Mattei joins Caryn Hartglass to talk about food policy and misinformation promoted by mainstream media on nutrition for children.

 

Caryn Hartglass, reporting from Costa Rica
Caryn brings the It’s All About Food show to Costa Rica today. Tune in to hear about her impressions over the last 15 years of visiting this rugged, rainforested Central American country.

Part I: Evan Allen, MD, Oversaturated
Dr. Allen is a board certified family physician and also has board certification in obesity medicine. He runs a practice in Henderson Nevada that focuses on using lifestyle medical techniques combined with modern understanding of biochemistry and physiology to assist patients with reversing metabolic disorders or treating acute and chronic illnesses. He is internationally recognized and has won multiple awards over his career as a physician. His recent book, Oversaturated, is about how to discuss dietary fats with patients. He talks about how the common understanding of saturated fats has been manipulated by certain segments of the food industry to favor their products and has resulted in large numbers of misinformation in the nutrition space. The book gives some simple techniques that most healthcare team members can use to emphasize the scientific understanding of saturated fats to their patient population.

Part II: Jay Kuo, Social Edge
Jay is the Chief Creative Officer at the Social Edge, a digital publishing and social media company based in New York City, and he has overseen George Takei’s meteoric rise on social media from its inception. Jay is the composer and lyricist for the Broadway musical Allegiance and is a producer on several Broadway shows including the Tony winning Hadestown. In his prior life, Jay was an appellate litigator admitted before the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He now lives in Harlem and is on a quest for wisdom, hilarity and great veggie eats.

Gesshin Claire Greenwood, Just Enough: Vegan Recipes and Stories from Japan’s Buddhist Temples
Gesshin Claire Greenwood is the author of Just Enough and Bow First, Ask Questions Later. She also writes the very popular Buddhist blog, That’s So Zen. She was ordained by Seido Suzuki Roshi in 2010 and in 2015 received dharma transmission (authorization to teach). She returned to the United States in 2016 to complete her master’s degree in East Asian Studies. A popular meditation teacher, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Find out more about her work at www.Gesshin.net.


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