PODCASTS, PANELS, & PRESENTATIONS:
Dr. Tushar Mehta, M.D.
Nicholas Carter, M.A.
Nital Jethalal, MSc
Dr. Tushar Mehta, M.D. | Co-Founder, Health & Environmental Researcher | @EcoDocTush
Practices family, emergency, and addiction medicine in Toronto, Canada. He does volunteer medical work in India and Haiti. Dr. Mehta has volunteered with several social justice organizations, including Project CANOE (an organization supporting at-risk youth), and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Dr. Mehta’s research interests include the medical and nutritional benefits of a plant-based diet, and the impacts of animal agriculture on the environment and global food security.
Nicholas Carter, M.A. | Co-Founder, Ecologist | @NicholasDCarter
Nicholas Carter is an ecologist researching the scientific links between our food systems and the environment. He's currently the Director of Environmental Science at the Game Changers Institute, researching for the sequel. He previously helped launch a climate services and data hub that's part of the Canadian Centre for Climate Services. Nicholas recently was the lead author on a methane and GWP* analysis with Changing Markets, was a Center for Biological Diversity panelist alongside Dr. Tara Garnett from Oxford University, a speaker at the launch of the documentary Meat the Future along with the Jane Goodall Institute, the Good Food Institute, and BluNalu, and is on the advisory board of the Eco Cooks Club. His thesis focused on the global GHGs that are attributed to animal agriculture. He's written and his work has been featured in The New Republic, Plant Based News, Sentient Media, Forbes, Macleans, Planet Friendly News, Desmog, A-Well-Fed World and elsewhere. He's appeared on several podcasts including The Ellen Fisher Podcast for a Regenerative Agriculture debate and overview podcast and The Proof podcast for episodes on the environmental impacts of our food system and regenerative agriculture and grazing.
Nital Jethalal, MSc | International Economics & Trade | @PlantBasedEconomics
A nutrition economic researcher investigating the impacts of shifts to plant-based diets on food production, health care, the environment and trade. As a member of the strategic policy team at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, he helped coordinate Canada’s first national agricultural policy framework. Nital holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master’s of Science in Economics from Queen’s University. His Master’s thesis focused on why some trade disputes take longer than others. He is actively involved in food security and plant-based NGO initiatives in Toronto. Listen to recent podcasts of his: Plant Trainers & Veg Out
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