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Caryn Hartglass hosts two weekly Internet radio shows on the Progressive Radio Network, "It’s All About Food" and "Ask A Vegan." She is the founder of the nonprofit organization Responsible Eating And Living (REAL) which delivers easy to use, factual information and services, providing inspiration to take responsibility to nourish, protect and support ourselves, our families and the Earth with whole, plant-based foods and planet-friendly products.

Caryn went to Half Hollow Hills High School and when she was about 15 years old she announced to her family that she wanted to be a vegetarian. There was little information available about vegetarian nutrition at the time and her parents were very concerned for her health. Caryn’s mother took her to the family physician. The physician’s arrogant and patronizing demeanor catapulted Caryn further into the world of vegetarianism. The part of the doctor’s diagnosis that was the most illogical was when he insisted that eating meat was beneficial for animals, because more were given the chance to live. He also said it was healthy to eat meat. Interestingly, Caryn’s persistent stomach ailments, anemia and the premenstrual moodiness she was experiencing at the time all disappeared with the plant-based diet.

After graduating from Bucknell with Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in chemical engineering, Caryn pursued a career spanning 20 years in Photomaskmaking, a specialized area of the semiconductor industry, primarily in California. She had her own consulting business with clients around the globe. 

With a passion for helping people understand the affects of food choices on health and environment, she ran the nonprofit EarthSave International as Executive Director for over 8 years. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, Geraldo At Large, 20-20 and CNN and she resides in New York City with her partner, Gary De Mattei.

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