19 May 2011

Farm Sanctuary’s co- founder Gene Baur hits the road to explore vegan food movement

The only thing more American than a cross country road trip might be mom and apple pie.

But even a delicious flakey crusted dessert can’t compete when that coast to coast excursion involves the newfound compassion the citizens of our great nation are showing toward farm animals.

Gene Baur, co-founder of the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization Farm Sanctuary, will be hitting the road over the next 3-weeks to explore “America’s fastest growing food craze,” veganism, on the Just Eats Tour.

Baur began his nationwide trek “to explore the food, people and places sparking a national awakening toward conscious consumption and respect for farm animals” at Farm Sanctuary’s 25th Anniversary Gala in New York City, May 14.

What’s even cooler, Baur will be riding in style in the same Volkswagen van he sold veggie dogs from 25 years ago to raise money for the now iconic organization.

“Farm Sanctuary has achieved great things in our first 25 years and I’m very optimistic about the next 25 years,” said Baur. “The Just Eats Tour is a chance to celebrate our history as well as an exploration of where we are going as a nation. I believe we are in the midst of an awakening about the profound impacts food has on our lives and the well-being of the planet. This adventure is about the people, places, and food behind the growing vegan food movement.”

You can follow the tour at www.justeatstour.org.

TDIV wishes you a safe and fruitful journey Gene!

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

Photo credit: Farm Sanctuary