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Episode 465: Saryta Rodriguez

By Jasmin and Mariann — December 08, 2018

This week, Mariann talks to author Saryta Rodriguez about their new book, Food Justice: A Primer. They discuss the social, environmental, and economic justice aspects of adopting a plant-based diet, the link between food justice and animal justice, and the devastating impacts of food waste for humans and animals. Saryta Rodríguez is an author, editor, social justice advocate, and educator. Their first book, Until Every Animal is Free, was published in October 2015 by Vegan Publishers, and their second book, Food Justice: A Primer, was published in July 2018 by Sanctuary Publishers. Saryta also contributed an essay and part of the Introduction to Veganism in an Oppressive World, which was published in November 2017 by Sanctuary Publishers. Saryta’s past writings have focused on food justice, veganism, race, and gentrification. Their articles have appeared on such notable social justice websites as Free From Harm, Causa Justa/Just Cause, and Reasonable Vegan.

In the intro to this epidsode, Mariann and Jasmin discuss Jasmin’s new job at The Pollination Project and the incredible work that the organization is doing. They also talk about their frustrations with podcast hosts and media figures they admire who aren’t vegan. We also have a beautiful donation from two regular listeners. Lastly, Mariann brings us some Rising Anxieties. And make sure you listen all the way to the end of this episode!

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


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