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Veg Out 491: Animal Justice Academy with Kimberly Carroll

Ana and Jeanette are thrilled to be joined by Kimberly Carroll on this episode of Veg Out! Kimberly has an extensive background in animal rights activism, including co-creating the “why love one but eat the other” transit ad campaign, as well as co-founding Mercy for Animals Canada. She is also a campaign strategist for Animal Justice, Canada’s only national law advocacy organization working on behalf of animals. As a coach for changemakers, she empowers and helps leaders and activists in the veg community. And if that wasn’t enough, she is also a director with the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank.  Kimberly joined us to talk about the upcoming Animal Justice Academy, which is a 6 week online bootcamp that will empower you to make a better world for animals. The Academy takes place Jan. 25-Mar. 5, 2021. Enrolment is open now at https://animaljusticeacademy.com/ https://veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Veg-Out-Kimberly-Carroll.mp3 Download the episode. TVA Events! Join the TVA Lunch Club! Every Thursday at noon you can bring your lunch to a Zoom call with other vegetarians and… Read More


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Veg Out 490: Getting Healthy With Dr. Shane Williams

New year, new opportunity to build healthier habits! We wanted to kick off another year of the Veg Out podcast with an episode featuring Dr. Shane Williams (originally from Newfoundland and now based in Bracebridge, ON), a community leader and cardiologist with in-depth knowledge about the power of plant-based nutrition to prevent cardiovascular and other chronic diseases. You’ll hear from Dr. Williams about common myths (“but where do you get your protein?”), the China Study (which demonstrates how nutrition affects cardiovascular diseases), why social connection and community is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, and the fine art of convincing and leading by example. https://veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/VegOut20210109.mp3 Download Episode Links Dr. Williams Cardiology Science Fictions – The Book The China Study Credits Hosts: Steve, Ana, and Sweta Guest: Dr. Shane Williams Editing: Sweta Write Up: Sarah Bradley Theme Music: Matt Judge… Read More


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Veg Out 489: Remembering 2020

Well, we’ve come to the end of 2020! Our merry podcast hosts Sweta, Jeanette, Steve, and Ana take some time to reflect on a year like no other. From highs to lows to lingering uncertainties, we’ve managed to stay connected through virtual events and have introduced exciting new TVA programming looking ahead to 2021. Even though we can’t gather in person this year, we’re so grateful to continue to keep in touch with you, our listeners, and the broader community. During these times, being able to connect with like-minded folks is more meaningful than ever. And what would the holidays be without delicious and soul-warming food? If you’re a TVA member, here’s a friendly nudge to take a look at the Veg Food Guide to find out what your TVA card gets you – we guarantee that ordering a special treat or two will bring some extra joy to your holiday season, no matter how you choose to celebrate this year. It’s more important than ever to support our local veg businesses: if you’re on social media, consider tagging the places you’re frequenting and spread the word! For more details on many of the restaurants we talked about, check out the… Read More


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Veg Out 488: Vegan Desserts and Holiday Baking with Ally Lazare

We’re now fully into December and the holiday season, a time when people turn to baking for comfort, sharing and gifting. Toronto based vegan cookbook author Ally Lazare joins Barbi and Jeanette to talk about her latest book, Vegan Dessert Cookbook, as well as share tips and recipes for baking for the holidays, and baking during a pandemic. Plus, we preview the Veg Holiday Market! Ally will be doing a baking demo as part of the holiday market, so make sure to click on the website on Dec 12 to find out how to make Gingerbread Donuts!   https://veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Veg-Out-Holiday-Baking-with-Ally-Lazare-Correct-Version.mp3… Read More


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Veg Out 487: Supplements, Antibiotics and Vaccines

With all the talk about developing a vaccine for COVID-19, have you ever wondered about the medications, supplements, and vaccines we take – and how to find out whether their production methods and ingredients are vegan? Sure, you can read the ingredient lists but it can be hard to decipher the medical terms and to know their origin. Special guest Ana De Castro shares some of her recent research on vaccines, including their ingredients, the medium on which they’re grown, and testing processes, and explains some of her frustrations about the lack of clear information. And: with the holiday season coming up, you may be wondering how to connect with your veg communities. Get a preview of the Veg Holiday Market (running December 12-20) so you can start planning your virtual celebrations! Disclaimer: please keep in mind that no one on this podcast is a medical professional. Discussions reflect the hosts’ informed opinions and should be taken as such. Links Plant Based Doctors Wikipedia’s List of Vaccine Ingredients Veg Holiday Market Perfect Day Vegan Cow Milk Ice Cream (US only) Credits Hosts: Steve, Ana, and Sweta Editing: Sweta Blurb: Sarah… Read More


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Veg Out 486: Reducing the world’s reliance on animal products with Lasse Bruun

On today’s show, we speak with Lasse Bruun, the executive director of 50by40, a coalition of organisations working towards cutting the world’s reliance on animal products by 50 percent by the year 2040. Currently he resides in Scarborough, where he has hosted community dinners for vegans in the east end of the city. https://veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Veg-Out-Lasse.mp3 Additional links: The TVA’s GIANT Holiday Online Bookstore The Veg Holiday Market Candidates for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors Support Radio From Home by contributing to the CJRU Fall Fund Drive!  … Read More


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Veg Out 485: Montreal Vegan Festival 2020

https://veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/VegOut20201031.mp3 On today’s show we will be talking about the Montreal Vegan Festival (Festival végane de Montréal). Our guests are Alexandre Gagnon, the president and one of the founders of the Montreal Vegan Festival, and Nafsika Antypas, TV host, executive producer, writer, author, and entrepreneur. While, like every social event this year, the Festival has switched to a virtual format, you can visit their website starting this weekend to check out a variety of speakers, cooking demos, roundtable discussions, and even sanctuary visits! Don’t speak French? No problem: all of the programming will be translated and subtitled. Links Montreal Vegan Festival Nafsika’s Website Nafsika’s Youtube Channel Meat the Future documentary on CBC Gem Credits Hosts: Steve and Sweta Guests: Nafsika Antypas and Alexandre Gagnon Editing: Sweta Blurb: Sarah Bradley Theme Music: Matt Judge… Read More


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Veg Out 484: Octogenarian Vegetarian Part 2

Thursday October 1st, 2020 was World Vegetarian Day. It was also the 80th birthday of our podcast host and volunteer Steve Beiko! In this second part of a two part interview, we learn about Steve’s athleticism, activism, and what veg life was like in the 1980’s and 1990’s. You can contribute to the TVA through our Steppin’ the Beet campaign, or support the future of Veg Food Fest here, and consider donating 80 dollars on behalf of Steve’s 80th birthday! You can write that in under “additional comments.” https://veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Veg-Out-Octo-Veg-Part-2.mp3  … Read More


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Veg Out 483: Octogenarian Vegetarian

Thursday October 1st, 2020 was World Vegetarian Day. It was also the 80th birthday of our podcast host and volunteer Steve Beiko! In this first part of a two part interview, we learn how Steve celebrated his birthday, and we chat about his early life as a vegetarian in the 60’s, and how he transitioned into veganism in the early 80’s. You can contribute to the TVA through our Steppin’ the Beet campaign, or support the future of Veg Food Fest here, and consider donating 80 dollars on behalf of Steve’s 80th birthday! You can write that in under “additional comments.” https://veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Veg-Out-Oct-3.mp3 Also mentioned: The 10th Annual Lisa Grill Compassion for Animals Award Ceremony  … Read More


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Veg Out 482: Virtual Veg Food Fest

https://veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VegOut20200919.mp3 This year Veg Food Fest went virtual! Your friendly Veg Out hosts collectively watched nearly all of the online programming and have lots to share (in case you missed it, don’t worry: you can still catch all the online talks and panels at vegfoodfest.com for one more week). From the positive health impacts of a plant-based diet to building community through vegan social groups to youth activism, there are more possibilities than ever to bring veganism from the personal to the political and from your home to the broader community – whether that is virtual or in-person. Want to share your impressions, inspirations, and questions about Veg Food Fest programming? Did you host a Zoom viewing party with friends, fuelled by all your favourite vegan snacks? Tag us on Twitter or Instagram @TorontoVeg – we’d love to hear from you. Links Vegan Idioms TVA on Instagram TVA on Twitter Watch Veg Food Fest Content Credits Hosts: Steve, Sarah and Sweta Show Summary: Sarah Bradley Editing: Sweta Theme Music: Matt Judge… Read More


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