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NBSV 086: Dr. Chana Davis on processed foods, and limitations of "whole foods only" veganism

Dr. Chana Davis

Dr. Chana Davis is a scientist and mother of three young children. She completed her PhD in genetics at Stanford University, with Dr. Pat Brown, the renowned vegan biochemist turned founder of Impossible Foods. She then spent the first chapter of her career in biomedical research, with a focus on cancer and molecular diagnostics. Three years ago, Chana launched Fueled by Science to help people get credible science-based information and to share insights into how science is done.

Here’s our discussion:

Important topics and points you don't want to miss:

>> How is "processed food" defined? Why does the term have such a bad reputation?

>> Where do vegan processed foods fit in?

>> Why is the black-and-white view of “all processed foods are bad” problematic?

>> Is bioengineering safe? (It's much more common than you might think!)

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Mentioned in the episode:

Vegan Queen V:

Vegan Queen V is a passionate animal rights activist singer-songwriter, who uses her music as a platform to give animals a voice, when they often have none. She aims to raise awareness of the animals’ lives, and spread the vegan message far and wide with her hit songs and hard-hitting lyrics.

Vegan Queen V

Winner of the 2018 VEGFESTUK competition, she has travelled the UK playing vegan festivals and gigs up and down the country. 2019/2020 saw her collaborate with vegan celebrity Niko Rittenau, with whom she toured The Veggie World Tour Germany.

Check out her YouTube channel.


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Interview video:

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