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Episode 452: Carol J. Adams & Ginny Messina

By Jasmin and Mariann — September 08, 2018

Jasmin talks to Carol Adams and Ginny Messina about their new book, Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time, food justice, and how climate change is a social justice issue.

Carol J. Adams is the author of The Sexual Politics of Meat now in a 25th anniversary edition, Burger, in Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons Series, and the forthcoming Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Ms. Magazine, The Christian Century, Tikkun, and Truthdig, among others. She lives in Dallas with her partner and two rescued dogs. Ginny Messina, MPH, RD has written ten books for vegans including Vegan for Life, Vegan for Her and Even Vegans Die. She writes and speaks about vegan nutrition, preventing ex-vegans, and the importance of body positivity in the vegan community. She is co-author of the first vegetarian textbook for health professionals, The Dietitian’s Guide to Vegetarian Diets, and publishes articles on plant-based nutrition and soy nutrition in the medical literature.

Also, Jasmin and Mariann talk about the recent NYC premiere of the vegan documentary The End of Meat (featuring Mariann!) and Gene Baur’s recent appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight. We’ve also got a special dedication, News, and Rising Anxieties.

This week’s episode is brought to you in part by V-Dog, VeganWear, and the Animal Law Conference.

As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.


This episode is brought to you in part through the generosity of A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decision makers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at

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