About MYF

Our Mission

We are a Texas-based nonprofit dedicated to providing a public resource of reliable information about the health, environmental and ethical implications of using and consuming animals.  We also cover a number of important and related topics, including the role of human population growth in exacerbating current environmental challenges.

We focus primarily on creating short informational video presentations, interviewing experts, and writing articles. We provide the underlying sources and studies referenced in the presentations and articles. All of our content on this website is free to share publicly for non-commercial purposes (for more, please see “Ownership and Republishing” in our Terms and Use Agreement linked in the footer below).

Our videos, presentations, interviews and articles can be found in the “Videos“, “Articles” and “Blog” sections of our website.

We are also working hard on a documentary film on the critical environmental challenges that our world will face in the short-term (over the next few decades). Our goal is to complete and release this film in early 2018.

We invite you to subscribe to be notified by email of updates and also to follow us on social media.  Thank you for visiting our website, and sharing and helping raise awareness about these issues.

Our Co-Founders

Our co-founders both work “day jobs” in their respective professions, but since 2015 have dedicated substantial time on a volunteer basis to develop and operate this nonprofit project. They share a strong commitment in making important, but often overlooked, information about animal consumption more widely-known and available in society.


Sofia1Sofia Pineda Ochoa, M.D.
Co-Founder

Sofia Pineda Ochoa, M.D., is a practicing physician in Houston, Texas. Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Sofia completed medical school at Universidad de Guadalajara. Prior to relocating to the United States, she practiced at the Emergency Department of the Guadalajara County Hospital.

Sofia completed her post-graduate medical training at the University of Tennessee Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis and at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She is also a former biochemistry professor at the University of Guadalajara’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing, is the recipient of the University of Texas Medical Branch 2012 Robert B. White Award for Clinical Excellence, and is a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Galveston County Medical Society, as well as a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

In 2015, she co-founded Meat Your Future, seeking to make health-related nutritional information more accessible to the general public. She is also committed to raising awareness about the environmental and ethical consequences of consuming animal products.

 


Robert B. Rapfogel
Co-Founder

Bob Rapfogel is a practicing corporate attorney in Houston, Texas. Originally from Fort Worth, Bob received degrees in Finance and Japanese from the University of Texas at Austin, and his law degree from the University of Southern California.  He periodically co-hosts a public radio program with Sofia discussing a variety of vegan topics.  He also acts as editor of the website.