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Live Episode! Tofurky: Seth Tibbott

Live Episode! Tofurky: Seth Tibbott

Update: 2019-06-0331
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Seth Tibbott may be the only founder in the world who grew his business while living in a barn, a teepee, and a treehouse. His off-the-grid lifestyle helped him save money as he started to sell tempeh, a protein made of fermented soybeans. Throughout the 1980s he barely scraped by, but things took a turn in 1995, when he discovered a stuffed tofu roast made in Portland, Oregon. Knowing vegetarians had few options at Thanksgiving, Seth named the roast Tofurky and started selling it at co-ops in the Pacific Northwest. Nearly 25 years later, Tofurky sells plant-based protein around the world, and has estimated sales of $40 million a year. Recorded live in Portland, Oregon.
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Teresa Ellis

I didn't realize how big a footprint farm animals had. I am going to recommit to eating a lot less meat. Justifying any behavior isn't pretty. My son can't go vegan or vegetarian because of allergies and food issues, but I can.

Jun 6th
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SANJAY GORA

Teresa Ellis great

Jun 9th
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Teresa Ellis

My son is the same when it comes to Thanksgiving. It stresses him out to have a holiday that is just about foods he considers new or strange. He and I now have a Thanksgiving tradition of a fun activity instead of a fancy meal.

Jun 6th
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SANJAY GORA

Teresa Ellis kool

Jun 12th
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Live Episode! Tofurky: Seth Tibbott

Live Episode! Tofurky: Seth Tibbott

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