Plated Earth Food Fables are short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable tells the story of the kiwi bird from Maori tradition, and shows how the bird came to share its name with the kiwi fruit.
Elaine and Don discuss how waste in the food industry contributes to the hunger and food insecurity facing hundreds of thousands of men, women and children in the US, along with the efforts to combat the problem in San Diego.
Beata grew up in Communist Poland where meat was rationed and people were looking for alternative ways to get it. She tells the story of childhood experiences where her family would slaughter pigs in their own backyard to get around the mandatory rations. When she was a young adult, she came to the US as an exchange student and experienced even more difficulties (I'll allow her to explain).
Today, Beata is a mother, a vegan, and an advocate for plant-based cooking and eating! In this podcast, she also shares how she cured her daughter of what seemed like an incurable respiratory disease, by switching her to a plant-based diet.
Geoff Palmer is a Natural Bodybuilding and Natural Physique Champion, the CEO and founder of Clean Machine Plant Based Fitness Nutrition and an author among some of his other titles. He has been vegan for 34 years and made it on the Top 100 Most Influential Vegans by Plant Based News.
In this episode, Geoff shares some staggering stats about the pharmaceutical industry, drug dependency and common preventable diseases. He also shares some of his personal scientific research that led him to the ingredients he uses in his products.
Plated Earth Food Fables are short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable tells the story of an ancient Persian creation myth about how humans were born from a rhubarb plant.
Ellen Ericksen is a known animal rights activist here in San Diego. She's also been on the podcast a few times already to discuss Sea World as well as Del Mar racetrack (Episodes 88 and 94).
With horse racing season coming up (7/17/2019), Ellen returns to the podcast to expose some of the details behind the $100 BILLION dollar industry, including the underground horse slaughter and horse-meat trade that's happening right in our own backyards!
Did you know that an estimated 5.25 TRILLION pieces of plastic are in the ocean right now? An estimated 100,000 marine animals plus about 1,000,000 seabirds that are killed every year due to plastic in our oceans! Meet Nora, the founder if KIIN athletic; the boutique athletic wear brand featuring clothing made from recycled bottles! In this episode, we talk all about Nora's journey into veganism along with her love for the environment, and how these two came together to create KIIN! PS: The pants are so thick, Nora challenges us to do the "Bend Over in the Sun, and Take a Photo" to prove their high quality won't go see-through on you! Trust me, I tried it and it works!
Randy DeLue became a vegetarian at the age of 19. He is also a graduate of SDSU and has over 25 years of experience in health and wellness. Ingrid Meza was born in Mexico City, but spent most of her early years in El Salvador. She attended the UABC University in Ensenada, where she studied Marine Biology.
Together, the couple have taken their talents and experience and combined them together to form the San Diego vegan restaurant, Jai Fusion!
Specialty Produce is a family owned and operated food service and retail fresh produce supplier located in San Diego, CA. A premium provider for more than thirty years, Specialty Produce continues to be a leader in service, product quality and technology.
The Specialty Produce team includes more than one hundred enthusiastic and dedicated employees.
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