Archive for April 2019

Timothy Wise, Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food
Timothy A. Wise is a senior researcher at the Small Planet Institute, where he directs the Land and Food Rights Program. He is also a senior research fellow at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute, where he founded and directed its Globalization and Sustainable Development Program. He previously served as executive director of the U.S.-based aid agency Grassroots International. He is the author of Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food(The New Press) and Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Bilal Qizilbash
Bilal is CEO and chief scientist for EasyKale Labs, LLC. His company pledges 2.5% of net profits to feeding the homeless, something Bilal does every Friday in Jackson, Miss., alongside volunteers for his Draw-a-Smile non-profit foundation. Another 2.5% goes to the Mississippi Coding Academies, helping at-risk kids build technology careers.

When Bilal discovered that juiced leafy kale would selectively kill melanoma cancer cells in vitro while leaving non-cancerous cells alone, he’d had a breakthrough… and a realization. The breakthrough led to a U.S. patent and continued laboratory studies. The realization was that Bilal could help humanity with a product—Bilal’s EasyKale—that makes it easy for people to add #dailykale to their diets.

Bilal has presented lectures on leadership, innovation, and his team’s cancer breakthrough at numerous conferences, most notably at the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University attended by over 3,000 people. Bilal holds U.S. Patent #9919016: “Product and method of deploying kale derivatives for anti-cancer effects.” As the CEO of EasyKale Labs, he’s continuing his research into the cancer-fighting properties of kale, while offering a next-generation product for making kale consumption easier—Bilal’s EasyKale.

Kathleen Kobel
Kathleen Kobel is an Amazon expert seller and consultant who helps businesses grow their brands and scale their sales by selling products on Amazon.

Will Tuttle, Buddhism and Veganism

Dr. Will Tuttle is author of the best-selling, The World Peace Diet, published in 16 languages. A recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award and the Empty Cages Prize, he is also the author of Your Inner Islands and editor of Circles of Compassion, as well as the creator of online wellness and advocacy programs. A vegan since 1980 and former Zen monk in the Korean Zen tradition, he is featured in a number of documentary films. A Buddhist practitioner for over 40 years, he is a frequent radio, television, and online presenter, and lectures extensively worldwide.

William W. Li, MD, Eat to Beat Disease
William W. Li, MD, is an internationally renowned medical doctor, researcher, and president and a founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation. His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments, has impacted more than 50 million people worldwide, and covers more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views. Dr. Li has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, and MSNBC and has been featured in USA Today, TIME, The Atlantic, and O Magazine. Dr. Li has served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, and presented at the Vatican’s Unite to Cure conference.


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