Video Presentations

Vince the Rhino – Killed at the Zoo

Vince, a young four year old white rhinoceros, was brutally poached and killed at a zoo outside Paris earlier this year. If this could happen in the relative security of a zoo, what hope is there for the remaining free-living animals in the wild? [...]

May 1, 2017

Vegan Basics

This short 30-minute video provides a general overview of what veganism is, why it's an important topic for public discourse, as well as the key health, ethical, environmental and human rights issues involved. [...]

August 27, 2016

Inky’s Great Escape, Eating Octopuses Alive, and More

Inky the octopus made headlines for boldly escaping from an aquarium. But we use these highly intelligent and sentient animals as mere objects for consumption, sometimes even eating them alive. This video explores these issues related to octopuses as well as our use of nonhuman animals more broadly. [...]

May 30, 2016

Vitamin B12 – Questions Answered

Dr. Pineda Ochoa discusses the current information about vitamin B12 - what it is, what are the causes and prevalence of deficiencies, and what are the best sources. [...]

May 17, 2016

Livestock and the Sixth Mass Extinction

Is the sixth mass extinction already under way? Scientists from Stanford, Berkeley, Princeton and UNAM University say it is. Dr. Sofia Pineda Ochoa explores this alarming conclusion, the destructive role that livestock plays in the looming crisis, and what scientists say we must do now to avoid an ecosystem collapse. [...]

April 11, 2016

Rethinking Eggs

Should you be eating eggs? There are serious health, safety, environmental and ethical issues implicated by the production and consumption of eggs. Dr. Sofia Pineda Ochoa discusses these issues in this short video summary. [...]

January 20, 2016

Is Dairy Good for your Bones?

There are a host of serious problems associated with consumption of milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy foods. Dr. Sofia Pineda Ochoa discusses bone health issues related to dairy intake, as well as some of the environmental and ethical implications involved in dairy production. [...]

December 13, 2015

Are we omnivores, herbivores or carnivores?

Are we omnivores, carnivores or herbivores? It's important for animals to eat what they are physiologically and anatomically designed to eat, to improve the chances of survival and health. So, what are humans designed to eat? Dr. Sofia Pineda Ochoa discusses this often misunderstood topic. [...]

September 2, 2015

Animal Protein and Bone Health

Does animal protein in our diet result in higher risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis? It appears so. A broad array of clinical epidemiological studies has found a [...]

May 1, 2015

Protein Basics

There are many misconceptions about dietary protein. This first video chapter is intended to provide the fundamental basics of what protein is, what essential amino acids and complete proteins are, and the primary differences (and similarities) between plant and animal sources of protein. [...]

March 20, 2015

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