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Welcome everyone to my podcast Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano. This podcast will feature in-depth interviews with plant-based celebs, politicians, athletes, entrepreneurs, influencers, environmentalists, doctors, chefs, animal activists and so much more! I am dedicated to exploring how certain individuals are making the world a better place for themselves, those around them, our environment and our animals through their food choices, practices and businesses. I really do believe if we ...
 
The PETA Podcast PETA, the world's largest animal rights organization, is 6.5 million strong and growing. This is the place to find out why. Hear from insiders, thought leaders, activists, investigators, politicians, and others why animals need more than kindness—they have the right not to be abused or exploited in any way. Hosted by Emil Guillermo. Powered by PETA activism.
 
After Animals uncovers trends and stories at the cutting edge of the global post-animal movement. What does a future look like, in which food, fashion and entertainment no longer have to exploit animals to be successful? In each episode, we share a remarkable and inspiring story about someone who is forging a more compassionate future for us all. After Animals seeks to activate a kinder, more compassionate world through innovation.
 
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At age 27, Chuck Carroll was so addicted to fast food he thought he wouldn't see age 30. He has since lost 300 pounds and kept it off with a vegan diet. In conversation with Emil Guillermo, Carroll talks about how he did it, and how it led to his hosting, "The Exam Room," the podcast of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Carr…
 
LIVE FROM BUHLER, North American HQ! As the U.S. heads back to the office and socialization, I take the Plantbased Business Hour on the road to meet with Anshuman Bhatia, Plant Protein Product Line Manager at Cargill, Matt McGuffey, Manager of Savory Taste and Wellbeing at Givaudan, Bill Aimutis, Executive Director of the North Carolina Food Innova…
 
For her birthday, Ingrid Newkirk is...what else? Saving animals. The president and co-founder of PETA talks about PETA's efforts globally to save as many animals as it can, from India and Asia, to Romania in Europe, to Petra in the Middle East, and back to Norfolk, Va., PETA headquarters. Newkirk tells Emil Guillermo about how efforts in India were…
 
Investor and Author of Moo's Law: The Investor's Guide to the New Agrarian Revolution, Jim Mellon, joins me on The Plantbased Business Hour to discuss his vision for the global shifting food supply chain. Tune in to hear this billionaire's predictions and top investment picks! Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking…
 
GUEST: Brandy Kuentzel is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the San Francisco SPCA. Prior to joining the San Francisco SPCA, Brandy worked as a corporate attorney and emerged as winner of the 10th season of NBC’s reality competition series “The Apprentice.” And she earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. MAIN QUESTIONS: …
 
The Washington National Primate Research Center in Seattle has been moving sick monkeys around this country for use in labs, according to documents obtained by PETA through an open records law request. Dr.Lisa Jones Engel, a former WaNPRC employee, now PETA's senior scientific advisor for primate experimentation, has reviewed the documents and file…
 
The plant-based Egg market is up 167% according to the Plant Based Foods Association. Arturo Elizondo, CEO of Clara Foods®, and I discuss the disruption happening in the egg market and the desperate need for a shift to eggs without the chickens...in our lifetime! Subscribe! Now! To the The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano.…
 
GUEST: Kelley Bollen is a Certified Animal Behavior Consultant with a master’s degree in Animal Behavior who has worked in the field of companion animal behavior for twenty years. Kelley is the Owner and Principal Consultant for Kelley Bollen Consulting – an animal behavior consulting business that works with animal shelters across the country on t…
 
PETA Sr. VP Dan Mathews talks about paying his respects to George Floyd by recently attending the memorial that took place in Floyd's hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Mathews, openly gay, saw it as an opportunity to link arms and show solidarity between all the issues he cares about animal rights, gay rights.and the fight for racial justic…
 
The Latest Advancements in Cellular Meat: Hear From The Founders Leading The Way. Patricia Bubner of Orbillion, Niever Martinez Marshall of Novel Farms, Benjamina Bollag of HigherSteaks, and Stephanie Michelson on Jellatech join me on the Plantbased Business Hour. Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out a…
 
GUEST: Stacy LeBaron hosts a weekly podcast called the Community Cats Podcast where she interviews nationally and internationally renowned experts about cats and cat welfare. She also served for 16 years as president of the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, assisting more than 105,000 cats and kittens in and around Salisbury, Massachusetts. St…
 
In this episode, we revisit our Season 1 conversation with Dr. Sandhya Sriram, CEO and Co-Founder of cultured seafood maker Shiok Meats. In December 2020, Singapore became the first country to approve cultured cell-based meat for human consumption. So for this replay, we’ve included a special segment to discuss how diners are reacting to trying cul…
 
Kees Kruythoff, former President of North America of Unilver and Current Chairman and CEO, of The LIVEKINDLY Collective joins me to discuss if plant-based or cellular/cultivated meat will be the dominating force to shift the global food supply system. SUBSCRIBE! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out at elysabeth@e…
 
GUESTS: Bonney Brown is Humane Network president and Shelter Success Simplified podcast co-host and was executive director at Nevada Humane Society, National Campaign Director for Alley Cat Allies, and COO at Best Friends Animal Society. Diane Blankenburg is Humane Network CEO and was community programs and development director at Nevada Humane Soc…
 
After Katherine Roe and two of her fellow PETA scientists paid a visit to UMass Amherst about its cruel monkey experiments, the university went from enthusiastic to silent. The school would rather hang on to their federal grants worth millions--even if the science--based on animals--is unlikely to be of benefit to humans. Roe, the new director of t…
 
Would you try Cultivated Meat? Let me know your answer on Linkedin! Until then, it's the Plantbased Business Minute, with the week's top headlines. Target joins the party. 88% of Gen Z is open to trying cultivated meat. U.S. considers funding for alternative proteins. For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out at elysa…
 
Hall of Fame Horse Trainer Bob Baffert is seen by many as the "face of horse racing." But after an unpredictable win at the Kentucky Derby, Baffert's horse, Medina Spirit, failed a drug test and was shown to have an illegal steroid in his blood. Now Baffert and the entire gambling sport has been shamed and placed under a cloud. The drug scandal is …
 
What will be the year NotCo IPOs? Tell me your guess...meanwhile here are the highlights from this week. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine sues the U.S.D.A. Eleven Madison Park becomes more than a 10 for plant-based eaters thanks to Chef Daniel Humm. Hawaii is the first U.S. state to declare a climate state of emergency. California poli…
 
GUEST: Diaz Dixon is the CEO of Eddy House, a transition program for youth experiencing homelessness, and owns Performance Driven Consulting. He previously served for 14 years as the CEO of STEP2, a nonprofit helping women and children dealing with substance abuse and domestic violence. Diaz has served on the National Advisory Committee for the Rob…
 
Grounded Foods CEO, Veronica Fil, joins me on the Plantbased Business Hour to discuss the hurdles of a start-up, scaling the products, packaging and shipping dilemmas communications with the consumer, what went wrong along the way, tips for start-ups for getting funding, her predictions for plant-based cheese. SUBSCRIBE! For plant-based media/brand…
 
Looking for cruelty-free cosmetics and need a reputable list? Kathy Guillermo, PETA Sr.VP on Laboratory Investigations, knows. She has spent more than 30 years leading the cruelty-free cosmetics campaign at PETA. While most companies have stopped testing on animals, the issue continues to evolve as China still requires testing that impacts hundreds…
 
GUEST: Phillip Zimmerman is the Animal Care Services Manager for the City of Sacramento Front Street Animal Shelter. He also served as the Manager for the City of Stockton Animal Shelter for 5 years. Phillip holds a BS degree in Social Science with concentrations in Psychology, Sociology, and Communications. He is an alumnus and regular guest speak…
 
Tom Mastrobuoni of Big Idea Ventures (and formerly CFO of Tyson Ventures) is on The Plantbased Business Hour with me to discuss a shifting food supply system. We discuss, The shifting landscape of farming, The innovations in plant-based food, precision fermentation and cellular agriculture, The failure of recycling programs, Can everyone just do wh…
 
By Capt. Paul Watson's count there are 56 orcas being held in concrete prisons. And 163 who have died over the years. After 50 years at sea saving marine mammals, Watson's written a new book that essentially registers all the animals who are currently enslaved by amusement parks like Sea World. He talks about what's being done and how you can help,…
 
This week's Top Headlines on the Plantbased Business Minute are all about chicken! Eat Just, Inc. cellular chicken goes for home delivery with Food Panda. Purdue Chicken promotes the industry feeding chicken blood to chickens. @Atlas Monroe @Deborah Torres is set to be the world's largest producer of Vegan Fried Chicken. Rumor has it that Burger Ki…
 
The founders of Juicy Marbles Plant-based Steaks, Tilen Travnik, Maj Hrovat, Luka Sincek and Vlad Mickovic are on the Plantbased Business Hour to answer how they make the world's first plant-based steaks and what is the future of plant-based whole cut meats. Subscribe. For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out at elys…
 
Rachelle Owen directs Students Opposing Speciesism, or SOS, the new youth program at PETA. Students from around the country connect through hubs to form activism networks in person and on social media. Alexis Collum is a student at the University of Central Florida who organized a live protest at Orlando's SeaWorld, that went viral through other SO…
 
Jerry Gamez, former Meatless Farm Executive and Board Member and former CEO and Board Director at Le Pain Quotidien and its Board joins me on the Plantbased Business Hour to discuss what is happening outside the plant-based bubble. SUBSCRIBE! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out at elysabeth@elysabethalfano.com. …
 
It was fun to share breaking news on my Plantbased Business Minute this week. PLUS, what is the city that sells the most Tofurky Roast? The answer will surprise you. Share your guess with me on Linkedin. Here is this week's Top Three Headlines. 1. OmniPork debuts in the U.S. 2. Vejii agrees to buy Vegan Essentials 3. Saks Fifth Avenue commits to en…
 
GUEST: Anne Lindsay founded the Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) in 2000. In addition to spending 12 years on the management team at a large shelter, Anne is a past president of the board of the New England Federation of Humane Societies and is a current board member of both MAC and the State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team (SMART). In 20…
 
Plant-based Consumer Research Expert and Co-Founder of Moonshot Collaborative Che Green discusses the growing flexitarian market and the finer points to effectively reach them. Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out at elysabeth@elysabethalfano.com. For more information, visit ElysabethAlfano.com.…
 
The problem with the Animal Welfare Act is an amendment attached to it in 2002 that could be an illegal "bill of attainder." This is legislation that declares an entire class of guilty without a fair trial. The Constitution forbids such things. Was the so-called Helms Amendment to the Animal Welfare Act--which banned animals like birds, rats, and m…
 
Vegan Athlete and Brazilian Jujutsu competitor Will Brooks joins Elysabeth to discuss the philosophy of going vegan, the power of healing by going vegan and the power of health by going vegan. Plus, Elysabeth breaks down the news and Will shares his tips for getting protein, making the transition and eating like an athlete. It’s this week’s Plantba…
 
GUEST: Dr. Steve Kochis is chief medical officer at the Oregon Humane Society. His veterinary specialties include infectious diseases, immunology and emergency medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences and DVM from Cornell University. Dr. Kochis has served as President of the Portland Veterinary Medical Association and curren…
 
California-based startup MeliBio is creating real honey that replicates AND actually improves upon bee-made honey—without ever exploiting or harming bees. In this eye-opening episode, CEO Darko Mandich tells us how MeliBio is creating vegan, bee-less honey that is based on the molecular composition of commercially available honey. MeliBio also plan…
 
After Easter, people abandon ducks and ducklings out in the wild, leaving them all sitting ducks for predators. John Di Leonardo, works as a Sr. Manager at PETA in the animals in entertainment division. But in his spare time, he rescues abandoned ducks. Di Leonardo talks with Emil Guillermo about how the need is so great, Di Leonardo's organization…
 
Mainstream Burgers by Before the Butcher, one of the only plant-based items to reach price parity with analogue products, celebrated its exclusive availability on Vejii by teaming up with the on-line shopping platform and giving away free meals, burgers and swag in Austin. LiveKindly Collective raises $535M in its first year making it one of the to…
 
Kory Zelickson, CEO and CO-Founder of Vejii Holdings Inc, set to be the largest on-line retailer of vegan goods, joins me on The Plantbased Business Hour to discuss the future of on-line shopping in a shifting and ever-complicated world. For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out at elysabeth@elysabethalfano.com. For m…
 
Jason Baker, Sr. VP in charge of PETA Asia, talks to Emil Guillermo about the latest in Asia. PETA investigators exposed the skin trade in pythons and how they literally inflated to death. Baker provides an update on the monkey used to fetch coconuts in Thailand. Consumers should support monkey-free coconut milk from other countries. And more than …
 
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