Invited for interview
Here, you’ll find a collection of podcasts where Heena Modi was invited to discuss her experience of being vegetarian, the motivation behind shifting to a vegan diet, the issues or concerns she faced whilst making the transition and how she feels now that lives a vegan lifestyle.
Worried about how your body will react to a diet that’s free from foods that come from animals? Can a vegan diet meet nutritional needs? Can it keep us healthy and strong?
In this episode: Coach Thatch has a conversation with Vegan coach Heena Modi about the health benefits of a vegan diet, diet free from all animal produce as well as how to make a safe, optimal transition.
For many vegans their diet is part of an entire ethical belief system. Can you eat your way to moral and spiritual purity? What role does religion play in this shifting picture? Is there a natural correlation between religious commitment and a vegan diet or are there contradictions?
To discuss these questions Ernie Rea is joined by David Clough, Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Chester, David Rosen, former Chief Rabbi of Ireland, Heena Modi, a Jain who coaches people on how to become vegan and Dr David Grumett, Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ethics at the School of Divinity, at the University of Edinburgh.
Concern over the environmental and welfare aspects of the meat and dairy industries is on the rise, but what about the world of fish farming?
For those who want to protect the world’s oceans from deep sea trawling and over fishing, farmed fish seem like the ethical solution. Dr Krzysztof Wojtas from Compassion in World Farming argues that we should consider more deeply the lives of these fish and their capabilities for feeling pain and emotion. Joining him are Heena Modi, a Jain and a vegan activist, and Kwabena Oppong, a recent convert to a Pescatarian (fish-based) diet.
Led by presenter Mark Dowd, the panel brings fish welfare to the foreground and explores how we can eat ethically.