This week we will open with looking at a whole new take on “Where’s the beef?” with HSUS’s Paul Shapiro and his new book, Clean Meat: How Growing Meat without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World. Then we’ll get some serious workout inspiration from longtime bodybuilder and vegan gym owner Ed Bauer.
When Paul Shapiro took his first bite of clean meat in 2014, more humans had gone into space than had eaten real meat grown outside an animal. In addition to being among the world’s first clean meat consumers, Shapiro served for 13 years as a spokesperson and vice president for the Humane Society of the United States. The founder of Compassion Over Killing, a TEDx speaker, and an inductee into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame, Shapiro has published dozens of articles about animals in publications ranging from daily newspapers to academic journals. Clean Meat is his first book.
You can see his TedX talk about Clean Meat Here.
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Ed Bauer and his partner Holly Noll joined the show next. Ed started weightlifting in 1995, with encouragement from his father, a competitive powerlifter. This is when he learned the importance of exercise on overall health. He became vegan one year later after learning about the inhumane practices that are involved in raising animals for food. Combining these two interests led to an understanding of plant-based nutrition and sports performance. In 2006, he became a Certified Personal Trainer. In 2010, he became a Champion Bodybuilder.
He owned and operated PlantFit Training Studio for two years before moving to the Bay Area, California in October 2013. After spending a year in the area, the time was right to open a new fitness facility. In January 2015, Ed and his partner Holly Noll opened NewEthic Strength & Conditioning in Oakland. He has been a member of the PlantBuilt team since it’s inception and has competed in Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, CrossFit, Powerlifting, and Weightlifting. He now trains multiple classes at NewEthic. As a Fitness Nutrition Coach, he offers counseling on how to lose fat, increase muscle, and obtain optimal health and wellness on any diet.
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Blast From the Past! Last May we had Vegan Fitness Model, Mindy Collette, on the show. You can listen to here episode Here.
And I will never forget this episode where I spoke with 80 year old vegan bodybuilder Jim Morris.