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:
- Industrial factory farming of meat pollutes our planet, promotes disease in humans and creates unnecessary suffering in animals.
- It is essential for the mainstream, American diet to have snack options that are organic, plant-based, and sustainable.
- 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.