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CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES – From extensive interviews and the combing of
statistics, Plant-based Food, News and Lifestyle Expert, Elysabeth
Alfano, discusses the breaking headlines in the plant-based space over
the last few weeks.
1. Oprah Has Spoken: After talking with Suzy Cameron on SuperSoul Sunday and reading her book, The OMD Plan,
Oprah urges 42-million of her followers to go plant-based for 1 meal
day. Oprah summarized by restating, “You’re just saying start with the
one meal … that is graspable. My mind can hold that, I can receive that,
it’s a doable thing. I can turn that into a fun exercise. One meal a
5. What? Bi-Partisanship? Democrats and Republicans finally come together on something....love of animals. House and Senate pass a bill to make animal cruelty a federal crime. It is now on President Trump’s desk.
6. Meat No More: Dutch Meat Company Vion repurposes pig slaughterhouse, which killed 10,000 pigs daily, as a plant-based meat factory and innovation lab.
9. May-Day!: 14 mayors, including the mayors of Tokyo, Seoul, London and Paris, take the Good Food Cities pledge to cut meat consumption and food waste.
10. Journal This: Former Senior Director of the
National Security Council and Energy Adviser to President Obama and
Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs
and the Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at
Columbia University, Jason Bordoff states in the Wall Street Journal that, “To combat climate change, we can’t ignore agriculture.”
11. Bonus: Microbes?: On
the Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano Podcast and Video Series,
Thomas Jonas, CEO of Sustainable Bioproducts, is working on growing microbes, neither plant nor animal, claiming it can grow as much meat as a cow in a matter of hours.
Elysabeth is available for interviews
to discuss plant-based foods, recipes, consumer habits, growing business
trends and the important plant-based voices and leaders that are
forming the future of food.
Short bio: After completing an MBA and spending many
years with Fortune 500 companies, Elysabeth turned to journalism. With 9
years in radio, TV, podcasting and print journalism, and winning awards
for same, Elysabeth Alfano launched the Awesome Vegans Podcast and Video Series on
WGN Radio. She is also a plant-based news, food and lifestyle expert on
radio stations around the nation including iHeart Radio's The Fork Report, WGN Radio, Mancow in the Morning on WLS, The Mark Thompson Show on KGO and 870AM The Answer. She has a recurring segment on WCPT Radio entitled, Food and Politics, reports for the #JaneUnChained Digital News Network and contributes to NPR's KCRW (Los Angeles) as a plant-based reporter.
She is a public speaker at food festivals and summits on the physical,
mental, business, political and environmental benefits of a plant-based
Awesome Vegans Podcastand Video Series:
Host Elysabeth Alfano interviews the nation’s most important
plant-based influencers (doctors, entrepreneurs, politicians, athletes,
celebs, chefs, economists, environmentalists) who are forming the
future, making the world better for people, the environment and
animals. Past guests: CEO of Beyond Meat, Ethan Brown, Nutrition Facts’
Dr. Greger, CEO of Lightlife and Field Roast, Dan Curtin, Chicago
Bear's Pat O'Donnell, Billy Corgan, NBA Legend John Salley, Dr. Neal
Barnard, Moby, IL Senator Linda Holmes and many more.
is coming out with a new reality series following a young psychic
medium called Meet the Frasers, PEOPLE can exclusively announce.
series will follow Matt Fraser, a Rhode Island-born psychic medium, as
he prepares for the release of his book, When Heaven Calls, while
attempting to balance his hectic event schedule and relationship with
21-year-old pageant queen girlfriend Alexa Papigiotis.
while Matt and Papigiotis support each other as their individual
careers take off, the couple must also deal with the input of their
overly involved families. From riding in a blinged-out SUV to live
readings to wearing matching, bedazzled jackets, his family is there for
him every step of the way.
“I work with my family every single day,” Matt, 28, says in a sneak peek at the new show.
And his family has no shortage of opinions — especially when it comes to Matt and his career.
is the top psychic medium in my book,” his mom says, while his sister
notes that Matt “wears what he wants and says what he wants.”
new series follows the success of Henry’s hit E! show Hollywood Medium
with Tyler Henry, in which the 22-year-old psychic gives readings to
some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Meet the Frasers premieres Jan. 13 at 10 p.m. ET on E!
To learn more about Matt Fraser or to attend a group reading near you, visit MeetMattFraser.com
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