• All Things Vegan explores a variety of issues relating to food, animal, and environmental concerns in Bend, Oregon, and around the world. All Things Vegan airs every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 5-6 p.m., on Bend’s Community Radio station, KPOV Community Radio.

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All Things Vegan ~ Show Notes ~ April 24, 2012

  • Listen to the April 24, 2012 show  (or download the archive):

Join the Food Revolution with environmental and peace activist Ocean Robbins.

In this episode, we talk with Ocean Robbins, an internationally known speaker on the topics of peace and the environment. He tells us about the upcoming Food Revolution Summit, a free online event organized together with his father John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America. The Food Revolution Summit brings together revolutionary thinkers and visionaries to talk about today’s food crisis and healthy eating and living.

We also warn you about a con artist who sets up bogus organizations targeting animal welfare, health, and environmental groups. And, we give you an update on our Earth Day celebration.

And, of course, we highlight the latest News from the Vegan Frontier, let you know about vegan related happenings in and around Central Oregon, and more!



Ocean Robbins

Ocean Robbins

We talk with Ocean Robbins, whose name you might recognize, but who has a long list of accomplishments that many are not aware of. Son of John Robbins, who has authored numerous books, including Diet for a New America, Ocean grew up well versed in how our food choices affect our health and our planet. Ocean has been an activist since the age of seven, when he organized a peace rally in his elementary school. At 16, he founded YES! (Youth for Environmental Sanity) in 1990, which has been a huge influence on thousands of young people and inspired them to work toward a better, more sustainable, and just future for all.

Ocean also served on the board of Earth Save International and Friends of the Earth. He tells us about the upcoming Food Revolution Summit, an online event for everyone. In addition, he’s also the author of two books, Choices for our Future and The Power of Partnership.

Ocean speaks widely, spreading a message of hope and inspiration to conferences, companies and organizations. He’s won numerous awards for his outstanding public service.


Veg Out ‘N About (in Central Oregon):

The motto of Rockin’ Daves Bagel Bistro & Catering Co. is “Serious food, not so serious people.” And that is what you’ll find at this unpretentious and reasonably priced little cafe off the beaten path on Greenwood in Bend. Although both Daves are professionally trained chefs that specialize in made from “scratch,” local, and organic foods of all kinds, they offer a few unexpected vegan options.

There are 18 flavors of NY style, boiled bagels made daily—many of which are vegan. Vegan cream cheese is not mentioned on the menu, but is available on request, along with hummus and fresh ground peanut butter. All of their breads are made from scratch and baked in-house as well. Other items on the menu include the veggie sandwich, roasted beet salad, and rotating soups each day like Ginger Sweet Potato with Coconut Milk, which was clearly marked as vegan on the menu board. On the Cheap Eats section of the menu you’ll find the bagel with hummus, cucumber, sprouts, and tomato, and the house-made peanut butter and jelly. For breakfast, you can build your own breakfast burrito with hash-browns (cooked in oil) and all the veggies available, with the option to add avocado. The breakfast burrito came with a delicious assortment of fresh vegetables including broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, yellow squash, and Brussels sprouts. A full bar is also available.

Rockin’ Daves is open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch and is located at 661 NE Greenwood Ave, near Juniper Swim and Fitness Center. For more information, see rockindaves.com or call 541-318-8177.


News from the Vegan Frontier:

  • Faced with a shortage of protein, food bank looks to local farmers for beans and lentils
  • Slaughter Free City: Progress for Chickens in Minneapolis
  • Studies Show Why Insecticides Are Bad News For Bees
  • Field Roast Frankfurters to be served at AT&T Park!
  • Wrigley Field introduces vegan eats at the ballpark
  • Lance Armstrong Fuels Fitness With a Mostly Vegan Diet
  • Ted Turner Donates $1 Million to Help Endangered Gorillas
  • Mercury exposure linked to ramp up of thyroid antibody, autoimmune diseases
  • Chickens Fed Caffeine, Banned Antibiotics, and Prozac Often Without The Farmer’s Knowledge
  • Researchers Find Banned Antibiotics in Feather Meal
  • USDA to Let Industry Self-Inspect Chicken
  • U.S. Forest Service employee under fire for photographing wounded gray wolf before killing it

Other Resources:

  • Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale
  • Berman Exposed

News around Town:

VegNet Bend monthly meeting and potluck: 6p, Apr 25, The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend. Bring a vegan dish, your recipe, and a place setting. This month’s presentation is by Robin Seagrave of Equine Outreach, a Bend organization that rescues and rehabilitates abused, neglected, and unwanted horses. There will be an opportunity to sign up for a field trip to Equine Outreach in June.

For more information about this event, see VegNet Bend Group on Facebook or vegnetbend.org.



Theme song and musical clips courtesy of Paul Seymour. To learn more about Paul or his music, please visit paulseymour.com.au.

Paul Seymour

Paul Seymour


All Things Vegan airs on KPOV, Bend Community Radio.

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