When it comes to jerky, most people are familiar with the traditional forms:  Beef, turkey, and if you live further out in the country, then venison.  If you are REALLY rural, then squirrel and racoon.  But what do you do if you are a recovering carnivore, looking to take to the vegan life?  Well, I have the pioneer for you.  Meet Paul Sprangers, founder and CEO of Power Plant Foods, which specializes in Eggplant Jerky.  His company is founded on 3 guiding principles:

  1.  Industrial factory farming of meat pollutes our planet, promotes disease in humans and creates unnecessary suffering in animals.
  2. It is essential for the mainstream, American diet to have snack options that are organic, plant-based, and sustainable.
  3. These plant-based snacks must taste better than any other snack foods available.

We sat down for an hour, and discussed Biodynamic Farms, Paul’s age-old family jerky recipes, and finally, he links chicken nuggets to domestic violence.

      Paul Sprangers - Eggplant Jerky

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