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PODCAST EP005 | Andy Tabar

LISTEN NOW  Andy Tabar is an animal rights activist and the founder of the t-shirt company Compassion Co. which boasts beautiful illustrative artwork on environmentally friendly tees in order to affect social change by setting a positive example and creating opportunities for conversations with others. Andy has been a vegan for 9 years and was involved in the hardcore/punk rock scene for many years after starting a band in high school. Through his travels with his band he found veganism and a love of t-shirts in art form. From this Compassion Co was born. Now a nomad on the road to conquer as many veg fests as possible, Andy blows my mind with his minimal living philosophy traveling around the...

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BxB Podcast | EP003 | Vanessa Espinoza

“I challenge people to give it a try and see how much better you feel, how much better your workouts are gonna be, your recovery time…I feel like I can work out twice a day, day after day after day and it’s not just because I’m super human, it’s because I’m fueling my body with the right foods and I swear by it.” - Vanessa Espinoza aka Plant-Based Muscle ------------------------------------------Our guest on todays episode is Vanessa Espinoza. Vanessa explains how she has built her rock hard body over the years through dedication, commitment and consistency relying on plants as a way to achieve her best self. Proving her worth in the weight room and in the boxing ring Vanessa brings...

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Guest spot on Food Heals Nation Podcast

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy- two self proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues- from picking the best non-toxic makeup and getting rid of wrinkles naturally to learning about the benefits of a plant-based diet and the healing power of nutrition. The podcast shares stories of people who have changed their lives in incredible and inspiring ways.  I was lucky enough to have met Allison at the PlantBasedBiz event in Santa Monica one night and she offered to have me on board! I was honored to have been part of this fun and informative podcast...

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The first approved GE animal to hit your dinner plate

After a 20 year struggle by AquaBounty Technologies, The FDA approved AquAdvantage salmon fit for U.S. consumption in November of 2015. It contains a growth hormone gene from Chinook salmon and a genetic switch from ocean pout,(eel-like creature)that keeps the transplanted gene continuously active. The salmon’s own growth hormone gene is active only parts of the year. AquaBounty says it’s GE salmon is grown in tanks on land rather than in open-ocean tanks. Many opponents have concern about the risk for escape into the wild via rivers nearby, leading to unknown consequences of contaminating the ocean waters. The Center for Food Safety, said it and other organizations would file a lawsuit challenging the approval. Some leading supermarkets have already said...

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Serving up compassion with vegan athlete, Dustin Watten

  "It’s the easiest and quickest way to help you thrive in life. To help you have more energy, a cleaner and more efficient body that gives you an edge to help you push for your passion in life." - DUSTIN WATTEN   After launching BEETxBEET, I was sent a very compelling email by a man in France opening up to tell me his story of going vegan and how he seeks to spread awareness now that he is on a more compassionate path. He didn't know how we could possibly work together but took the chance to reach out to me and I'm glad he did. I knew right when Dustin said he wanted to somehow collaborate that we should do a...

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March Against Monsanto 2015

A big part of BxB is not just making t-shirts but making sure to be involved in spreading awareness as this is the foundation of our company. The message comes first. This past Saturday marked the third annual global protest where thousands of people across the world joined together in a global movement against American biotech giant Monsanto. Activists from over 400 cities and 48 countries spoke out against GMOs and Monsanto’s monopoly over the food supply. This is a very real and serious issue. It's important to take notice of what we are putting into our bodies and where our food comes from. What happens in that process? When you start looking into it the answers are not pleasant and not what you would want them...

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