FOOD & ENVIRONMENT
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, Environmental Researcher | @NicholasDCarter
An environmental researcher focused on the scientific links between agriculture and planetary health. His Master’s thesis focused on the GHG emissions of animal agriculture. He's on the advisory board of the Eco Cooks Club. He's written and been featured in The New Republic, Plant Based News, Sentient Media, Forbes, Macleans, and Planet Friendly News. Transitioning to plant-based farming systems has also been a focus where he’s written about sustainable farming practices with A-Well-Fed World and others. More recently he appeared as a guest on three Plant Proof podcasts 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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