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Episode 90: “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — October 01, 2011

Welcome to the 90th episode of Our Hen House, featuring vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke

In today’s episode, we’ll give you our thoughts on an event we attended that featured Frances Moore Lappe. (Let’s just say that we’re probably in the minority with our feelings about it.) We’ll also ruminate on everything from juicing to traveling, and we’ll tell you about Jasmin’s brother’s inadvertent food activism (hint: try Brody’s Bakery immediately). We’ll also get you up to speed on our upcoming squawking engagements.

Photo from www.veganbodybuilding.com

Joining us today is vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke, who will talk to us about what it takes to be a fit, vegan athlete. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind interview, where Robert talks about everything from protein to exercise, with more than a touch of activism throughout.

For our review, we’ll tell you about The Whale, the new documentary by Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm that tells the true story of Luna, a young wild orca who lost his family and tried to make friends with people.

All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.

This week’s news items include:

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

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  1. November 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I'm a little behind on the latest episodes but i just wanted to comment on your brief mention on the issue of farmer suicides in India and connecting them to Monsanto controlled cotton. While the suicides are quite real and a real tragedy, the cause of those suicides is not so simple as some anti-GE activists present the issue. The idea that farmer suicides are on the rise is false, there is actually a slight downward trend in the data since introduction of Bt cotton thankfully. It should also be noted that the trend of suicides predates introduction to Bt cotton and is not limited to cotton farmers. As a vegan I think we should be careful not to prematurely dismiss new technologies, Bt crops delivers the pesticide (Bt is also used in organic farming in large amounts) in a more controlled and targeted manner, which is good for non-target insects. Ive provided some population data and analysis here Bt Cotton, Farmer Suicides, and Fluffy Thinking http://skepticalvegan.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/bt-cotton-farmer-suicides-and-fluffy-thinking/ Other than that another good episode, keep it up!



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