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The Species Barrier #29 Podcast & Show Notes

Coming up today… we speak to Scott Shetler the vegan fitness trainer and author who tells us about his training, books and helping former guest Dead Prez’s Sticman meet his muscle gain goals. Gary Francione had some criticisms of the UK Vegan Society in his last discussion with us, he joins us to discuss their controversial new rebranding.

Ruth looks back on her Green Party political campaign and in the news the collapse of the Western Arctic ice sheet, record forest fires, Chris Packham stirs up controversy again and we look at the ecological threats behind the housing crisis; the selling off of allotments, the destruction of bird populations and more.

What Would Scott Shetler Do?

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The old logo: "Hippy" and "Niche?"

The Species Barrier 29 Show Notes:

Hartsholme Country Park: http://www.hartsholmecountrypark.com/

Housing Crisis: 

Allotments being sold off: 

 On the destruction of birds and their nests: 

Destruction of the West Antarctic ice sheet has begun: 

Scott Shetler: http://www.scottshetler.com/

NASA map of forest fires:  http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/140512/nasa-forest-fires-world-map

Chris Packham interview:  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/05/20/chris-packham-cancer-charity-wildlife_n_5356799.html

The Abolitionist Approach: http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/


The Species Barrier #28 Podcast & Show Notes

Coming up today... Author and environmental activist Derrick Jensen joins us to discuss his thoughts on the urgent need to dismantle industrialised society. Guy McPherson Professor emeritus at The University of Arizona says it's too late for humans and that imminent extinction is assured, perhaps as soon as 2030. John Stewart who was ranked as the UK's #1 environmental activist in the Independent newspaper is back on the show. Last time he discussed the aviation industry, this time it is rapidly sprawling road networks.

Also NASA suggest industrial-civilisation may only have a few decades left, US scientists intervene on the urgent need to tackle human caused climate change, as the south-east braces itself for the construction of two new cities Jonathan Porrit warns that environmental groups have a problem with population, and as environmentalist Al Gore confirms he plans to eat "vegan" for life, meat and dairy are suggested to be as dangerous for human health as cigarettes. Fact of the day investigates how much soya is actually grown for human consumption.

Derrick and his Deep Green Sweater
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Near-Term Extinction: Nothing to smile about?

The Species Barrier 28 Show Notes:

CALF Sanctuary/Cafe Scarborough: http://www.calfsanctuary.com/

Chris Packham's Wild Night Out: http://www.chrispackham.co.uk/live/talks/chris-packhams-wild-night-out

Al Gore "vegan for life" 
Meat, dairy and cigarettes: 
NASA Report of Civilisation Collapse: 
Scientists Intervene on Climate Change: 
Guy McPherson's Nature Bats Last blog:  http://guymcpherson.com/

Jonathan Porritt on the population problem in environmental groups:
New city in Ebbsfleet
Profile on John Stewart: http://www.airportwatch.org.uk/?p=2244
Derrick Jensen website: http://www.derrickjensen.org/
Soya Fact of the day:



Locavegan: Lincolnshire-sourced vegan food

Our local Transition group recently organised a 50 Mile meal event. As per the title all ingredients were to be sourced from within a 50 mile radius. Depending on the farming methods used and the relative eco-footprint this can be highly beneficial as it reduces the "food miles" needed to get from farm to plate.

Obviously with 51% of greenhouse gas emissions coming from animal agriculture (The WorldWatch Institute on behalf of the World Bank) it can be said to be preferable to import plants, rather than consume local animal products. To read more from this peer reviewed study see: http://www.chompingclimatechange.org/

We offered Vegetable Stew and Broad Bean dip...

All vegetables were sourced from Eden Farms in Spilsby, Lincolnshire via our usual organic veg box scheme.  See their website: http://www.edenfarms.co.uk/

Hodmedods sell Lincolnshire grown broad beans and other UK grown beans, peas and even quinoa:  http://hodmedods.co.uk/

The Co-Op offer a Lincolnshire-sourced rapeseed oil: http://lincolnshire.coop/your-society/about-us/local-sourcing/love-local/heart-of-gold-rapeseed-oil.aspx

Herbs and spices were sourced from our local allotment/garden.

Vegetable Stew:

Broad Beans
Golden Beetroot
Rapeseed Oil

1. Fry onions, garlic and leeks until translucent.

2. Add vegetables, broad beans and then boil until ready. Add seasoning to taste.

Broad Bean Dip:

Broad Beans
Rapeseed Oil

1. Cook broad beans.
2. Put ingredients in a food processor and blend.


The Species Barrier #27 Podcast & Show Notes

Coming up today... UFC fighter Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres on his plant-based diet, a husky-voiced B̶a̶r̶r̶y̶ ̶W̶h̶i̶t̶e̶ Roger Yates on the latest animal rights news and Geoff Stratford expresses his concerns over local motorway expansion and tells us the latest news from Transition Lincoln.

In the news, it's floods, floods and more floods, the MET office says climate change is almost certainly to blame but is dredging any kind of solution? As proposals to put a skatepark on a wildlife site go ahead the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust objects and Dr Robert Goodland co-author of World Bank's Livestock and Climate Change report is dead.

Alex Caceres is... Bruce Leeroy!

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Crooner: Roger Yates shows off his dulcet Barry Tones

The Species Barrier 27 Show Notes:

Preventing Unwanted Pets Lincoln: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Preventing-Unwanted-Pets-Lincoln/132588280282068

Happy Pickles Pet Services Lincoln: https://www.facebook.com/HappyPicklesPetServices

LWT obects to skate park plans: http://savehobblershole.com/wildlife-trust-object-to-skate-park-plans/

Climate Change almost certain to blame for UK storms:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26084625

Dredging rivers will make flooding worse: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/30/dredging-rivers-floods-somerset-levels-david-cameron-farmers

Transition Lincoln:  http://transitionlincoln.org.uk/

Alex Caceres UFC Fighter Profile: http://www.ufc.com/fighter/alex-Caceres

Earth Ships: http://earthship.com/

2014 the year vegans become mainstream? http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/no-meat-no-dairy-no-problem-is-2014-the-year-vegans-become-mainstream-9032064.html

Brownfield Fact Of The Day: http://www.buglife.org.uk/campaigns-and-our-work/habitat-projects/brownfields


The Species Barrier #26 Podcast & Show Notes

Episode 26 of The Species Barrier radio show... more from Gary Francione. Why was the Abolitionist Vegan Society formed and is dog rescue a single issue campaign? He also offers his opinions on everything from badger culls, animal rights, vivisection and Peter Singer, to cat-binner Mary Bale, fur, veal and violence!

Simon, chairman of Lincoln Darwin Field Wildlife Group drops by to discuss the wildlife at Darwin Field and the threats that they face from proposed developments. Also Jez, Chef at Lincoln's first vegan pop up restaurant Veggie Village joins us to tell us more about their past and future plans.

In the news Al Gore faces up to "the inconvenient truth" and finally follows a plant-based diet and George Monbiot also accepts veganism as the environmentalist diet. Also the Tories criticise Labour plans to build on greenbelt land, other animals just as intelligent as humans and a Philippines delegate goes on hunger strike during Warsaw climate conference in the wake of Hurricane Haiyan.

Having a field day at Lincoln Wildlife site

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Here's One Veggie Village made earlier
The Species Barrier 23 Show Notes:
Phillipines delegate goes on hunger strike after Haiyan: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/12/world/europe/poland-philippines-sano-cop/ 
Gary Francione's website:  http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/


The Species Barrier #25 Podcast & Show Notes

Coming up in episode #25 of The Species Barrier... November is World Vegan Month and we’re joined by Gary Francione who discusses his Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights and new book Eat Like You Care.

And as the intergovernmental panel on climate change deliver their most damning report yet, GrowthBusters director Dave Gardner returns to pay tribute to the work of the recently deceased Al Bartlett and tells us about his new Conversation Earth TV project.

Finally as the dark nights draw in, Kate Fowler talks about the wildlife culls that go on all year round for those who are deemed to be "pest" species. She offers some alternatives.

Francione pointing out the wrongs in Animal Rights

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Sustainable Growth? Pah!

The Species Barrier 25 Show Notes:

East Midlands Vegan Festival on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EastMidlandsVeganFestival

The Linc report on The East Midlands Vegan Festival: http://thelinc.co.uk/2013/10/vegan-outreach-festival/

Neil Robinson on fitness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqsUxNGSJeU

Al Bartlett Website: http://www.albartlett.org/

Growth Bias Busted: http://www.growthbiasbusted.org/

Conversation Earth: http://www.conversationearth.tv/

Abolitionist Approach: http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/

Abolitionist Approach on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abolitionistapproach


Lincoln's First Vegan Pop Up Restaurant!

Vegan pop up restaurants are increasingly popular across the UK and bigger cities around the world. Lincoln doesn't have a vegan restaurant, we have some places with limited vegan options but there is no-where to get a proper evening meal.  This is where Jez and the team come in, they have just launched Veggie Village which despite the name is a totally vegan pop up restaurant. The first one was held on Saturday 26th October  at Revival in Lincoln and the menu theme for the night was American food.

The menu was Waldorf salad for starters, then a choice of one of three flavours of Field Roast sausages (Apple and Sage, fiery Mexican Chipotle or Italian) with coleslaw, french fries and salad on the side and finally a slice of pumpkin pie and ice cream for dessert!! They also did a gluten free option for Ruth, namely a GF sausage in a homemade wrap then a GF pumpkin pie. There were eight of us sat at our table and between us we had all flavours of hot dogs and the one gluten free option.

Starter... Waldorf Salad

The Waldorf salad was very tasty, lots of walnuts covered in maple syrup and slices of apple

The main... Slaw Dog

Non-vegan Geoffrey - commented on how good the Mexican Chipotle sausages were and how like "real" sausages they tasted. Marcus also found it to be pleasantly spicy.

Ilaria enjoyed the apple and sage option and couldn't resist taking a bite from Alberto's Italian sausage.

People were so impressed they were ordering packs of the Field Roast from Jez at the end... the only UK stockist outside of London no less!

Jez really went above and beyond with providing a gluten free option that was tasty. The homemade wrap was delicious and the Taifun sausage was lovely. Ruth also had the sides of fries and coleslaw.

Dessert... Pumpkin Pie and Ice Cream
We all had pumpkin pie; Ruth's GF crust was made from pecans and dates and the others had a traditional pastry crust, the pies were delicious along with the ice-cream. As you can see the portions were not small and we were even offered second slices!! Alberto and Geoffrey were only too pleased to accept and no-one was left hungry from this great event.

We also received complimentary coffee/tea and soya milk to wash it all down. 

Veggie Village, hope to run the pop-up restaurants monthly... we recommend you get your ticket early as we have a feeling it will only become more popular as word spreads! For more details go to:  https://www.facebook.com/veggievillagelincoln


The Species Barrier #24 Podcast & Show Notes

Episode 24 of The Species Barrier... balls are the unifying theme. Neil Robinson, the former Everton defender who is generally accepted to be the first professional vegan footballer tells us his story and why he's developed his own range of food bars, Jonathan Stack director of documentary film The Vasectomist tells us why men around the world are "putting their balls on the line for Planet Earth" and participating in World Vasectomy Day on October 18th. Last but not least, five-a-side maestro Roger Yates is back with us to discuss The Vegan Information Project, badger culls and lab grown meat.

Also... Marcus attended the Save Hobblers Hole meeting in Lincoln and spoke to campaigner Emma, first Lab grown burger taste tested, Green MP Caroline Lucas arrested over Fracking, Housing development for green belt nearly doubles within a year and the badger cull has begun...

Neil is Bananaman!

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Ready to put your balls on the line for Planet Earth?

The Species Barrier 24 Show Notes:

The East Midlands Vegan Festival: http://www.eastmidlandsveganfestival.co.uk/

Save Hobblers Hole: 

Badger Cull: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22614350

UK has biggest population growth in Europe: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/now-we-are-637m-uk-had-biggest-population-growth-in-europe-over-past-year-8751929.html

Houses planned for Green Belt land doubles: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23831517

First Lab-grown beef burger: http://news.yahoo.com/scientists-cook-worlds-first-vitro-beef-burger-132520674.html

World Vasectomy Day: http://worldvasectomyday.org/

The Vasectomist: http://www.thevasectomist.net/

No-scalpel Vasectomy International: http://www.nsvi.org/

Neil Robinson's website: http://neilrobinsonvegan.com/

Frank snack bars: http://www.thefrankfoodcompany.com/product-category/frank-snack-bars/

Vegan Information Project: http://veganinformationproject.org/

Fact of The Day: http://www.earth-policy.org/books/pb2/pb2ch1_ss2


Vegan cheese- Violife

Violife kindly sent Marcus and I a sample of all their vegan cheeses and to sum up this whole review, they were gone in less than a week and we were two very happy (if not slightly heavier) people!! I'll go through them one by one and give you an opinion and star rating on each flavour so you can decide which one(s) to get (pizza!!).  The cheeses are soya free and palm oil free, how cool is that!


The original is creamy, smells like cow's cheese, has a texture like processed cheese and most impressively MELTS!! It's great out the pack or as a toastie. Very good. 4/5 stars, only reason it's not higher is some of the other flavours are amazingly even better!

Thanks to Veganoo for the picture, they're better at pictures than me :)

 Very very good, gives added flavour and works well to flavour cheesy dishes 4.5/5

Red Pepper:
Marcus's favourite enough said 5/5 according to Marcus

Tomato and Basil:
 Great on vegan burgers! When fried with the burger it goes crispy, guess all the flavours do. So like cow's cheese! 4.5/5

A little sharp but green olives are, still good. 4/5

Pizza flavoured:
GO BUY THIS NOW. Seriously, the most amazing cheese, dairy or otherwise I have ever tasted, ate my half of the pack in about 15 minutes then tried to see if Marcus would miss his half. In fact I'm going to stop writing this review and buy some now. 6/5!!

Hot Peppers:
Marcus ate this one as I dont like hot peppers, he enjoyed it and said the slices would be nice on top of a pizza to give a little spice. 4/5


 I ate this one as Marcus doesnt like mushrooms and man was I glad he doesn't, this comes second to the pizza one, it is very creamy with the flavour of mushroom really adding some pizazz! 5/5

 Olive Oil

 Olive oil is a nice touch, makes the cheese even smoother than original. Less tangy than olive one. Could easily just eat on its own or would be nice as a toastie. 4.5/5


Very like cheddar, i'll admit it wasn't my favourite but I never really ate cheddar much so i'm biased! 4/5

Shredded Pizza Cheese
This stuff is amazing, it goes stringy, melts, tastes like cheese even smells like the stuff and is soya free!!! One tip, it likes moisture so I melt a little vitalite/pure and mix the cheese in with it then put it on top of the tomato base of the pizza. I made a pizza for a little boy's 6th Birthday party with lots of non vegan kids and no-one knew the difference!


Overall they are the best cheeses i've tried on the vegan market and not over priced like other companies. Go try them and send us your reviews :)

For stockists, please see the Veganic UK website: veganicfoods.co.uk


East Midlands Vegan Festival

The East Midlands Vegan Festival,the biggest vegan event in the East midlands is coming to wonderful lincoln. After plenty of venue searching the Drill Hall in the beautiful historic city of lincoln was chosen to resurrect the exceptionally successful festival. The festival attracted over 2000 people in 2009 before losing its venue due to its success. It will be one of the very few vegan festivals in the UK with free entry. Featuring a huge variety of stalls from award winning cupcakes from London to designer vegan shoes, raw chocolate to doggy treats this is a not miss event!
With talks on a variety of subjects and a kids show by Cbeebies Dominic Berry why not stick around for a while?
If you get peckish there will be free food samples, hot vegan food, sweet treats and more. So mark the day on your calender. October 12th  10am to 4pm, Lincoln Drill Hall



The Species Barrier #23 Podcast & Show Notes

The Species Barrier is back from a break. Coming up in episode #23… just how damaging is flying? We hear from activists representing Plane Stupid, Airport Watch and Stop Stansted Expansion Now. An industry spokesperson also offers a defence of their activities.

Also World Population Day, half of humans without water by 2030, food production not keeping pace with human numbers, whales and dolphins adversely affected by sonar, Natural England approves wildlife culls for the shooting industry and Chinese lanterns blamed for recycling plant fire.

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Polluting Planes... should they stay grounded?

The Species Barrier 23 Show Notes:

Population cancels efficiency gains: http://www.trust.org/item/20130531145822-jlky7/

Food productivity not keeping pace with population: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jun/20/crop-yeilds-world-population

Half the human population to be without water by 2030: http://www.un.org/sg/statements/?nid=6679

Plane Stupid's Polar Bear Film: http://www.planestupid.com/polarbears

Stop Stansted Expansion: http://www.stopstanstedexpansion.com/