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Welcome everyone to my new podcast, Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano.  This podcast will feature in-depth interview with plant-based celebs, politicians, athletes, entrepreneurs, influencers, environmentalists, doctors, chefs, animal activists and so much more!  I am dedicated to exploring how certain individuals are making the world a better place for themselves, those around them, our environment and our animals through their food choices, practices and businesses. I really do believe that if we change what we eat, we change the world! Join me in my kitchen as I dish with the movers and shakers who are doing just that!

Aug 6, 2018

What an interesting pair! Founder of Upton's Naturals, Daniel Staackmann, and V.P., Nicole Sopko, have each been vegan for over twenty years.  In addition, Upton's Naturals doesn't have any outside investors and never has. Further, Upton's Naturals doubled its business 2017 over 2016 and it is looking like it will be the same for 2018.

These two unassuming veterans discuss their work lobbying in DC with the Plant-based Food Association, their new line of Asian meal kits available in Whole Foods nationwide this August and how they came to work with jackfruit.   And, of course, we talk seitan and Upton's Breakroom!

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