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Hartglass & De Mattei, REAL Seal of Approval
Hartglass & De Mattei talk about Thanksgiving and the best pie crust ever, that is vegan and gluten-free. Then they review Good Housekeeping‘s The 33 Best Vegan Food Products of 2021, According to Nutrition Experts and give their thoughts on whether or not the foods on the list pass the Responsible Eating And Living’s (REAL) Seal of Approval.
The 33 Best Vegan Food Products of 2021, According to Nutrition Experts
REAL Thanksgiving Celebration Feast
Easy-to-Roll Tart Shell or Pie Crust

Dr. Ietef “DJ Cavem” Vita, Eco-Hip Hop
Dr. Ietef “DJ Cavem” Vita the O.G. (organic Gardener) is an eco-hip hop artist, educator and vegan chef from Denver. His songs are about climate change, food justice and eating healthy. He’s performed at the White House, and has been featured in Oprah Magazine and on the Rachael Ray Show. His latest album BIOMIMICZ was released as a seed pack to spur listeners into action. He’s shared the stage with Moe Def, Nick Jonas, Rick Ross, The Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, among others.

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Music links:

#ECOHIPHOP #VEGAN. New BIOMIMICZ EP available in seed packs @

 Starting November 11th for one week only join dozens of Hip Hop, sports and entertainment stars for They’re Trying To Kill Us which blows the lid off the institutional racism that has led to abhorrent rates of diabetes, cancer and other chronic diseases among Americans of Color. You can download the film for 7 days only on the website at starting 11/11 at 11:00 am ET.

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of twenty books about world hunger, living democracy, and the environment, beginning with the three-million-copy Diet for a Small Planet in 1971. She has been featured on the Today show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Fox & Friends, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, the CBC and BBC, and other news outlets. Frances is the cofounder of three organizations including the Oakland-based think tank Food First and the Small Planet Institute, which she leads with her daughter, Anna Lappé. The pair also cofounded the Small Planet Fund, which channels resources to democratic social movements worldwide.

LINKS mentioned in the program:
Coalition For Healthy School Food Gala

Part I: Vanita Rahman, MD, Simply Plant-Based
Vanita Rahman, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician, certified nutritionist, and personal trainer. A native of the Washington, D.C., area, she earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia and completed her internal medicine residency at the Washington Hospital Center.

Prior to joining the Barnard Medical Center, Dr. Rahman spent more than 15 years practicing internal medicine with Kaiser Permanente, where she launched a very popular and successful plant-based weight loss program. At the Barnard Medical Center Dr. Rahman conducts programs on diabetes management and weight loss emphasizing a plant-based diet.

While medications and surgical procedures can be necessary and lifesaving, Dr. Rahman firmly believes that nutrition and lifestyle play a crucial role in the prevention and management of most common diseases. She maintains that it is important to address all aspects of a patient’s health, including diet, exercise, sleep habits, and stress management.

Simply Plant Based: Fabulous Food for a Healthy Life (2021) is her third book. She also wrote Vegan Style (2017) and Stronger with Plants (2016). She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, exercising, and experimenting with plant-based recipes.

Part II: Hartglass & De Mattei, Feeding Companion Animals
Hartglass and De Mattei review some recent research on feeding cats and dogs. They touch on Halloween and choosing chocolate. And for Italian Heritage month, Gary celebrates his Italian heritage by cooking up a gorgeous Pasta with Spinach Pesto.

LINKS mentioned in the program:

The Baked Bagel

Pesto Recipes
Creamy Kale Pesto
Creamy Vegan Pesto

Emotional support animal (ESA)

A cross-sectional study of owner-reported health in Canadian and American cats fed meat- and plant-based diets

Assessment of protein and amino acid concentrations and labeling adequacy of commercial vegetarian diets formulated for dogs and cats

The Welsh Collie Bramble lived to 25 years old and at the time of her death was the world’s oldest bitch.

This book documents Bramble’s care regime and vegan diet.

Can dogs eat broccoli?

Can dogs eat chocolate?

Can birds eat apples?

The UTZ label stands for more sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families, and our planet. What does the UTZ label mean?
Food Empowerment Organization Chocolate List

The Chocolate Report

Part I: Olivier Mankondo, The Transformation

Olivier Mankondo is a speaker, author, weight loss and wellness coach with a passion for self-help books. He empowers people with the knowledge of a plant-based nutrition so they can make good dietary and lifestyle choices. Throughout his talks, he has been able to inspire and change a lot of people. He is the author of the book, The Plant-Based Nutrition: How It’s Going to Change Your Life. Olivier can speak 4 languages including French.


Part II: Hartglass & De Mattei, Is there a Future for Lab-Grown Meat?
Hartglass & De Mattei continue the conversation on lab-grown meat citing studies that off insight.

Desirèe Marzan is a veganic subsistence farmer working for Will Bonsall, the Director of the Scatterseed Project on his farm, Khadighar in Industry, ME.


She is a Nuyorican from Jackson Heights, Queens whose journey is to bring back self-reliance in the form of subsistence growing to New York City. Her focus is to bring nutritious food to underserved communities in densely populated cities. She believes in a life of health, clarity, and personal choices that are in the people’s best interests. Food, and herbal medicine are the first steps in shifting personal awareness inward and gaining answers to what is really meaningful in our lives.

Links mentioned in the program
The Scatterseed Project: Collecting, Preserving, and Sharing Our Horticultural Heritage

Vicki Hird is Head of the Sustainable Farming Campaign for Sustain: The Alliance for Better Food and Farming, and she also runs an independent consultancy. An experienced and award-winning environmental campaigner, researcher, writer and strategist working mainly in the food, farming and environmental policy arenas, Vicki has worked on government policy for many years and is the author of Perfectly Safe to Eat?: The Facts on Food.
Vicki’s passion is insects. The first pets she gave her children were a family of stick insects, and she received a giraffe-necked weevil tattoo for her 50th birthday. Vicki has a masters in pest management and is a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (FRES).
Links mentioned in the program:
Invertebrate Welfare
Light pollution from street lamps linked to insect loss

Hartglass & De Mattei discuss the weather and global warming, the Jewish New Year, Labor Day, the premier of the film Eating Our Way to Extinction, NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams, the US Open, Shishito Peppers and they share some new recipes.

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Hartglass & De Mattei are back from their cross country road trip. They share their thoughts on the UN Climate Change Report; global warming and animal agriculture; GMO corn being grown across the nation for animal feed, oil, sweeteners and fuel; being uplifting to those who talk about their ailments and medical procedures; and California Cuisine supporting fresh, locally grown plant foods.

UN Climate Change Report, IPCC report: ‘Code red’ for human driven global heating
Handheld Catering, serving San Jose, Silicon valley and San Francisco Bay Area since 2012
The BEST Buckwheat Crepes
California Cuisine, Chez Panisse

Linnea Ryshke was born in Los Angeles, CA and received her MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis, and her BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute. She creates paintings, drawings, artist books, and poetry that seek to restore the value of nonhuman animals as kindred beings worthy of our adoration, respect, and empathy. Alongside her art practice, she is an educator and has served as the Administrative Director for Culture Push, Inc., a non-profit arts organization in New York City. She currently resides in St. Louis, MO. You can learn more about her work at


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