About Jessi Stafford

Jessi Stafford Social media strategist and writer. Passionate about food policy, education and women's issues. Has written for Vegan Mainstream, The Next Great Generation, Dig Magazine (Baton Rouge), BlogCritics , and occasionally for Vegansaurus . Will accept payments in coffee and/or tofu scramble upon request. Graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism.



Author Archives: Jessi Stafford

Latest on Central Valley Meat Company: Investigators Are “Terrorists”

August 28th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

"A few days after the plant was shut down, three U.S. Representatives from California stepped in, and sent a letter to the USDA calling for its immediate reopening. U.S. Representatives Devin Nunes, Kevin McCarthy, and Jeff Denham said that its closure was hurting the economy, and the USDA needed 'to intervene against the onslaught of attacks that are occurring at the behest of radical groups.'


What the What is Carnism?

August 27th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

Carnism is a system of victimization that exploits non-vegans and vegans alike, and pits us against one another. We believe that non-vegans and vegans must unite in order to transform the system. CAAN is a charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness of and transforming carnism, the invisible belief system that conditions people to eat certain animals


Children’s Book Review: Allergies, and Awesome You!

August 18th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

Allergies are one of the most common afflictions of Americans today, especially in children. "My allergies are acting crazy today!" "Here, have one of my [insert allergy drug here]." As an ex-child with asthma and allergies, now a fully-fledged adult with the sniffles and wheezes, I was drawn to review Dr. Atul N. Shah's book for kids, Allergies, and Awesome You!


Book Review: “Building Soils Naturally,” Organic Gardening Bible

August 18th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

Building Soils Naturally by Phil Nauta is an extensive (and scientific!) look at the importance of soil sustainability in organic gardening. While it may not be the most budget-friendly answer to dirt 101, but Building Soils offers an expanse of how-to knowledge to very literally lay the groundwork for any greens to grow, without asking one to buy out a Lowe's.



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