In this episode of Vegan Boss Radio, Shawna interviews lauren Ornelas about how she started the Food Empowerment Project; how she got into veganism, animal rights, environmental rights, and social justice issues 30 years ago; and some of the main areas that the Food Empowerment Project works within.
lauren Ornelas is the founder and president of Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.), a vegan food justice nonprofit that promotes veganism, fights for workers, and works on lack of access to healthy foods in Black and Brown communities. She has been an animal activist for three decades, during which she has launched numerous groups, investigated factory farms, run consumer campaigns, and helped stop the construction of an industrial dairy in California. Watch lauren’s TEDx talk on The Power of Our Food Choices. Learn more about F.E.P.’s work at www.foodispower.org, and our sister sites www.veganmexicanfood.com, www.veganfilipinofood.com and www.veganlaofood.com.
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Shawna Barker, Synergy Nutrition
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