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The Vegan Police: How to Speak Up for Animals Without Talking Down to People (REBROADCAST)

10/28/2018
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A small subset of opinionated, passionate, well-intentioned people perpetuate the stereotype of the angry, self-righteous, perfection-focused animal rights vegan when they spew invective at anyone who is not "vegan enough" in their eyes. They are otherwise known as The Vegan Police. Listen to today's episode for my perspective on how we can speak up for animals — online and in person — without alienating people who are trying to make compassionate choices. SUPPORTERS make this podcast...

Duration:00:21:41

Is Palm Oil Vegan? Should Vegans Eat Palm Oil? (REBROADCAST)

10/19/2018
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Raising cattle for beef is the number one cause of the destruction of rainforests and global warming, but today we're going to talk about palm oil. Grown in tropical regions, palm plantations are displacing rainforests, destroying orangutan habitats and wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. With good intentions, some vegans have called for a boycott of Earth Balance, a vegan butter that uses palm oil as its primary fat, even though it doesn't source its palm from native orangutan habitats. Is it...

Duration:00:42:08

Vegan at Work: When Your Job Conflicts with Your Ethics (REBROADCAST)

10/8/2018
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It’s one thing to opt out of eating animal products at home and in our personal lives, but what about adhering to our values in the trickier, grayer areas of our lives, such as in the workplace? What if you work for a software company and you’re put on a project to build a website for a fishing company? What if you work in a restaurant and have to serve meat? What if you work in a job that requires you to cook meat? These are real scenarios for many people, and the answer isn’t to “stop...

Duration:00:59:50

Are Oysters Vegan? (REBROADCAST)

9/28/2018
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I’ve heard every justification for the consumption of animals, but I was a bit stunned when I heard someone claim that vegans should eat oysters because bivalves are “basically plants.” No doubt there are grey areas in this whole attempt to live as compassionately as possible. But even the fuzzy lines are still lines. If I let you eat oysters, would you stop eating cows? Support this listener-sponsored podcast.

Duration:00:59:50

Masculinity and Meat: Re-Defining What Makes a “Real Man” (REBROADCAST)

9/27/2018
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There is a prevailing myth in our culture, played out in our language and in marketing, that meat is masculine and plant foods are for wimps. Meat is a metaphor for strength, virility, and manliness, while vegetarianism/veganism is feminine, effeminate, and even emasculating. “Real Men Eat Meat” and “Tofu is Gay Meat” are just two examples of advertisements that perpetuate this myth and secure it in our consciousness. Studies show it’s working. Join me for a meaty episode that will shake you...

Duration:00:59:50

What's Wrong with Eggs if Chickens Don't Have to Be Killed? (REBROADCAST)

9/6/2018
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However much we want to believe it, hens don’t produce eggs because they figured out they were good binding ingredients for baked goods. Products of a chicken's reproductive cycle, eggs are simply the waste produced when they go unfertilized. Not as appetizing as what the egg industry tells us. What else are we not being told? Your support makes this podcast run. Thank you for being a listener supporter. Please do so at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

Duration:00:59:53

Vegan Travel: Vietnam

8/15/2018
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Rich in history, sophisticated cuisine, stunning scenery, pulsating cities, fascinating culture, Vietnam is consistently rated one of the top best countries to visit, and today I take you on a journey to this beautiful place. Today's focus is food (plant-based, of course), animal protection, nature, and culture. I let you know what animal and conservation organizations to visit and support, what to avoid in terms of animal cruelty and exploitation, and how to make the most of your trip —...

Duration:01:18:43

Zero Waste, Vegan, and Living with Cats

7/11/2018
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In today's episode I share with you the ways I try to reduce the ecological footprint of living with cats from a zero-waste perspective. I cover toys/enrichment, food, and litter!

Duration:00:59:50

Food Waste (Part 3) — Make Soil Not Trash: The Ins and Outs of Composting

6/7/2018
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Wherever you live — whether in a house or an apartment, whether you have outdoor access or not, whether you garden or not — you will get SOMETHING out of this episode. (WARNING: I get pretty excited about composting!) This episode covers EVERYTHING you need to know: what type of bin to use, where to place it, what to fill it with, what not to fill it with — basically how to reduce the outrageous 40% of food we waste in our homes. Podcast supporters receive transcripts of the podcast as well...

Duration:01:29:19

Food Waste (Part 2) — Food is Not Garbage

4/22/2018
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Zero waste is not about waste DIVERSION; it's about waste PREVENTION! We (vegans and non-vegans) throw away 40% of the food we bring into our homes — leading to greenhouse gas emissions in landfills, waste money, human / animal conflicts, and squandered resources. 🌺 On this Earth Day, I give you Part 2 of the series on food waste, offering a number of solutions for preventing food waste in our own lives. Supporters receive transcripts and bonus materials!

Duration:01:14:05

Food Waste (Part 1): How Animal Products Hinder Zero Waste Goals

3/23/2018
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We can't talk about Zero Waste living without talking about the big picture: the amount of food that gets wasted at the front end of the food chain: during production, harvest, and processing. And we can't talk about Zero Waste living unless we face the fact that the highest food losses are associated with livestock production. Listen to Part One to find out how there is nothing Zero Waste about garbage. (The original meaning of the word garbage had to do with "the bowels and body parts of a...

Duration:00:40:05

Zero Waste: It Ain't About Recycling

3/8/2018
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In this first episode about my zero waste journey, I share the principles that have absolutely changed my thinking and way of living. Zero Waste is not simply about my making YouTube videos about how to make zero-waste almond milk (though I will do that!), it's a way of thinking that profoundly changes our approach to resources and production, going beyond "waste diversion" and striving to ensure that products are designed to be repaired, refurbished, and reused, creating a circular economy...

Duration:01:06:40

The Vegan Experience: Special Annoucement

2/16/2018
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The intention in my work on behalf of animals and veganism has always been to guide people to live compassionately and healthfully with joy and confidence — and without deprivation. And that's why I offer so many opportunities for you to join me in living joyfully, fully, abundantly, compassionately, intentionally, creatively, and consciously — in other words, to enjoy The Vegan Experience. Thank you to everyone who supports this work: Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

Duration:00:37:35

Don't Get Fleeced: Check out This Episode!

1/18/2018
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Have you ever been "fleeced"? Have you ever "gone in search of the golden fleece" or "pulled the wool over someone's eyes"? Are your political opinion "dyed in the wool"? While I work on new episodes of Food for Thought, I wanted to let you know about a new episode of Animalogy in which I discuss the animal origins of these and more words and expressions from animals; i.e. Animalogies.

Duration:00:04:47

Clean Meat: Slaughter-Free and Sustainable

1/4/2018
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Animal agriculture is wreaking havoc in every way imaginable; unfortunately, the consumption of meat, dairy, and eggs is on the rise. Of course, people can stop eating animal flesh and fluids and choose instead vegetables and plant-based meats and milks, but meat consumption is outpacing the rate at which people are becoming vegan and vegetarian. What if they could have their meat and eat it, too, and not cause harm? Join me today for a discussion about clean meat, the subject and title of...

Duration:01:09:35

12-Year Podcast Anniversary: A Love-Filled Love Fest

12/23/2017
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If you ever once thought that “people don’t change,” then you’re in for quite a surprise. The stories you’re about to hear in this TWELVE-YEAR-ANNIVERSARY episode are as diverse as the people who wrote them, but they all share common threads of hope, transformation, and compassion. So relax, sit back, and take in the letters written by podcast listeners this past year whose lives have been transformed by Food for Thought. I hope you are as moved by the letters as I am humbled by them....

Duration:01:36:15

Buying In or Selling Out? When Meat and Dairy Corporations Buy Vegan Companies

12/10/2017
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The plant-based foods market recently topped $3.1 billion in sales and is slated to reach over $5 billion in just a couple years. As a result, the animal-based meat, dairy, egg, and other large corporations see vegan companies and the plant-based products they make as competitors they should fear, emulate, learn from, collaborate with, invest in, or even purchase. They recognize they need to "buy into" the success, growth, and future of the plant-based market. Some, however, see it as vegan...

Duration:00:52:44

10 Habits of Highly Effective Advocates (REBROADCAST)

12/6/2017
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As an advocate for animals and compassionate living for over 25 years, you can imagine I’ve made mistakes, I’ve learned a bit, and I’ve thought a lot about what is effective — and what is not. And so I give you 10 Habits of Highly Effective Advocates.

Duration:01:18:38

Co-Existing with Carnivores: A Conversation with Project Coyote's Camilla Fox

11/30/2017
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The TRUE carnivores of the world provide SO much benefit to our ecosystems, but they're misunderstood, maligned, and systematically killed, mostly because of the HUMANS who pose as carnivores. Animal agriculture doesn't only affect the billions of its direct victims, it also destroys the lives and habitats of millions of individual wild animals. Today’s guest on Food for Thought has devoted her life to changing attitudes and policies about the most maligned members of our communities....

Duration:01:14:28

How to Talk to a Hunter (Or Anyone Else with Whom You Disagree) — REBROADCAST

11/27/2017
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WARNING: Radical ideas fill this episode, centering around the suggestion that we try to have compassion for people with whom we disagree or who participate in behavior we find abhorrent. That’s the thing about compassion: it’s gotta be equal opportunity or it’s just inauthentic. It’s easy to be compassionate towards like-minded people; the challenge is choosing to have compassion towards those with whom we disagree. Check out this episode for tips and suggestions on communicating with...

Duration:00:42:42