I am first and foremost an animal rights activist and secondly a musician.
I’ve been a vegan for 30 years now.
In addition to running Little Pine—a vegan restaurant in L.A where 100 percent of the proceeds go to animal rights organizations—I also wrote a book about factory farming called Gristle and started the world’s first all-vegan music festival, Circle V (our second event goes down this November in L.A.)
As a believer in using delicious food to help others go vegan I interviewed Nathan Runkle – founder and president of Mercy For Animals – the world’s largest farmed animal protection organization.
A longtime animal advocate he’s now using some of his time and energy to advance food technology in order to create better plant-based foods and cultured meat – also called clean meat.
We discussed his favorite plant-based companies and the rising number of vegans in the U.S.