Black Lives Matter & Veganism: Dr. Milton Mills Connects the Dots!

June 8, 2020
Hosted by Jane Velez-Mitchell

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As we experience a national uprising in solidarity against racism, Dr Milton Mills helps us look at the issue from the angles of human health and environment. Environmental racism and dietary racism are terms unfamiliar to many. However, millions of African-American citizens are experiencing the ill-effects of both. Dr Mills has spoken truth to power at the USDA about its dietary guidelines pushing unhealthy dairy on minority school kids. Dr Mills also tells us about the ill-effects of factory farms on surrounding minority communities. Then, there's the exploitation of slaughterhouse workers, who are overwhelmingly people of color. His understanding of the history of food is fascinating. Dr Mills explains how minorities often underwrite exploitation by supporting companies that support oppression. The most powerful tool we have is our money. Making smart consumer choices can result in taking back the power. Dr Mills is featured on: What The Health & The Invisible Vegan.

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Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell is the founder and editor of JaneUnChained.com, a digital news network focusing on animal rights and the vegan/compassionate lifestyle. Jane has won four Genesis Awards from the Humane Society for her reporting on animal issues. VegNews named her Media Maven of the Year in 2010. In 2013, Mercy for Animals awarded her their Compassionate Leadership Award. In 2014, Jane was honored for fighting animal abuse by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. In 2015, she received the Nanci Alexander Award at PETA's 35th anniversary. In 2017, she received Last Chance for Animals’ Sam Simon Award and Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s Woodstock Warrior award.

For six years, Jane hosted her own show on CNN Headline News, where she ran a weekly segment on animal issues. Before that, she reported for the nationally syndicated Warner Brothers/Telepictures show Celebrity Justice, where she did numerous stories on animal issues championed by celebrities, and was also a news anchor/reporter at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles and WCBS-TV in New York. Velez-Mitchell is a graduate of New York University and began her career with reporting stints in Ft. Myers, Florida, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.

Velez-Mitchell is the author of four books, including two New York Times bestsellers, and directed and produced the documentary Anita Velez: Dancing Through Life which won a Gracie award in 2001. She lives with her partner, Donna Dennison, and their 4 companion animals in Los Angeles.

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