As environmental issues have moved closer to center stage, the connection between what we eat and how it's produced has been a larger topic of conversation. Recent studies have challenged the notion that beef is necessarily bad for our bodies. At the same time, the impact of the mass production of beef on the environment is seen as a real threat to the future of our planet.
Those who choose a vegan diet are equally, if not more concerned with how animals are treated throughout the process of meat production as well as dairy. Gwenna Hunter is one of the many thousands of people who "woke up" to the issue of animal cruelty and decided to do something about it. In today's interview she shares her journey from personal change to activism and how she has gone about spreading the word through her position as an outreach coordinator with VeganOutreach.org and two new groups she has started online: Vegans for Black Lives Matter and VegansofLA.