Archive for July 2020

Chase Purdy, Billion Dollar Burger
Chase Purdy is a New York-based writer and author of Billion Dollar Burger, a narrative non-fiction book published by Penguin Random House that documents the rise of cell-cultured meat and the global race to get it to market. He’s also the voice behind Pluripotent, a newsletter on future foods and cellular agriculture.


He’s written about the business and technology of food for Quartz, and the politics of food for Politico. His stories have appeared in The New York Times and in newspapers across the United States — collected from courtrooms, crime scenes, laboratories, and the halls of government. He is a New America fellowConnect with him: Twitter

Susan Hargreaves, Animal Hero Kids


Susan Hargreaves, Animal Hero Kids Author/Founder, travels the world celebrating, courageous and compassionate action by kids and teens. She infuses Animal Hero Kids with the passion, wisdom and determination acquired during a lifetime devoted to animal activism. By zeroing in on kindness education, Susan plays an essential role supporting, encouraging and empowering youth to build a more compassionate world for all animals.

As Animal Hero Kids’ dynamic volunteer executive director, Susan creates and presents interactive humane education programs around the globe. Each exciting presentation concludes with cruelty-free vegan fare. Her programs, which often showcase stories of outstanding acts of kindness by youth, have been featured extensively in national and international media.

Help the “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” book be gifted to every school library at

”Animal Hero Kids Rock. The good news is we can all help animals in need” – Paul McCartney
Recipes mentioned at the end of the program:
Verdura Mista Al Forno
Pesto Recipes
Creamy Vegan Pesto, Oil-Free
Creamy Kale Pesto
Sunny Pesto Paste
Hummus Recipes
Plain Hummus
Red Pepper Hummus
La Baguette, Gluten-Free

Hartglass & De Mattei, Bananaversary, Celebrating 14 years of Talking
Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei cover a variety of topics include banana tea, new plant-based products made from banana skins, grapes and pineapple, new vegan chocolates, the demise of the dairy industry, banning glyphosate. They also share their celebration of 14 years together which they call their Bananaversary.

Hartglass & De Mattei 14th Bananaversary Dinner

Recipe discussed in program:
1. Our Pancake House Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes
2. Cooked Whole Grain Mix

Links discussed in the program:
1. Startup Creates Plant-Based Deli Meats Using Bananas And Discarded Grapes From Winemaking
2. Banana leaf packaging and pineapple powder: How Dole plans to eliminate food waste by 2025
3. Chocolate Company Lindt Announces New Vegan Range in Germany
4. Dairy Farmers Worldwide Are On the Brink of Crisis
5. Mexico Announces Phase-Out and Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides

Part I: Chef Ramses Bravo, Bravo Express

Listen: Tuesday, June 30 2020, 4pm ET by going to PRN, The Progressive Radio Network.
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Part I: Chef Ramses Bravo, Bravo Express
Chef Ramses Bravo is the executive Chef for True North Health in Santa Rosa California.  He is the creator of where you can find his online plant based cooking courses.  He is the author of Bravo and Bravo Express cookbooks. Although he trained as a regular chef, with a little intervention from the universe, he found himself working as a plant based chef, and has been doing it for 12+ years now.

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