Interview with Nick Brannigan of The Non GMO Kitchen

Nick Brannigan
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Welcome to our interview with Nick Brannigan of The Non GMO Kitchen. Nick has been a public speaker on the topic of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) since 2012. He is the host of Health Conspiracy Radio and editor of healthconspiracy.com. Nick is also a blogger, videographer, animal welfare activist and is the non GMO menu consultant for Vegenation in Downtown Las Vegas.

How did you first get into public speaking?

I first got into public speaking when I was invited by an organic farmer in Las Vegas to speak about GMOs (genetically modified organisms). This was in 2012 and I have since given dozens of talks about GMOs and other “health conspiracy” topics and have been the keynote speaker at the March Against Monsanto events in Las Vegas.

Has there been an animal in your life that inspired
your veganism?

No, there hasn’t. I went vegetarian after reading about the vibrational energy we are consuming (fear, torture, death) when we eat meat. This eventually led to becoming vegan and taking an ethical stance against the exploitation of animals for food and other products.

What do you find to be the main misconception
about GMOs?

The main misconception is why foods are actually genetically modified. If you read mainstream articles covering GMOs, they always mention feeding the world or drought resistant crops. It’s rarely ever talked about that most seeds are genetically modified to withstand tremendous amounts of herbicide, specifically Monsanto’s Roundup with its key ingredient, glyphosate. The World Health Organization’s cancer research group deemed glyphosate “probably carcinogenic to humans”.

 

We all know there would be no world without bees. In your mind, how much do you think GMO crops affect the survival of bees as a species?

This is unclear at this time. Some research suggests other types of pesticides like neonicotoids and certain fungicides have contributed to colony collapse disorder.

What is the funniest answer you’ve gotten from someone when you’ve asked them if they know what a GMO is?

Give More Orgasms.

What is the first step you recommend people take to improve their health?

Re-evaluate your relationship with food. If you are overweight, go within and attempt to determine what emotional issues attract you to low vibrational food. It’s beyond self-discipline and willpower. Beyond that, commit to one plant based, whole food, organic meal a day to start and slowly add more healthy foods and eliminate poor choices over time.

Tell our readers about your Kickstarter project.

Our Kickstarter project is for The Non GMO Kitchen. My daughter and I are starting our own cooking shows under this brand and the funding goes toward ten episodes of each show.  Naima, age 8, will be hosting her show called The Veganic Girl and I will be hosting The Non GMO Guy.  All recipes are non GMO, primarily organic and 100% vegan!

 

Find out more about the Non GMO Kitchen on Nick’s Kickstarter page at kickstarter.com
We also asked Nick what is his favorite meal to make in 20 minutes or less, and he gave us this recipe for a big, healthy salad.

 

Nick Brannigan's Healthy AF Salad

 

Combine the following ingredients:

  • A handful of leafy greens
  • Microgreens or sprouts
  • 2 TBL of fermented vegetables
  • Carrots or tomato
  • Hemp seeds
  • Legumes (usually tempeh)
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Avocado
  • Garlic (raw or roasted)

Dressing

Mix together, to taste:

  • Mustard
  • Salsa
  • Hot sauce

 

Have any comments or questions? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!

 

Photo Credit top left: Joshua Chévere Cohen Photography

 

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