Conscious Eating meeting

Illustration by JONATHAN BUCK

The Conscious Eating Conference in Berkeley aims to answer the following question: What are the best food choices we can make not only for ourselves, but for our planet and other animals? It’s not too far of a drive from the 916 to see the presenters United Poultry Concerns has pooled together to feed minds with solutions to this query—including Hope Bohanec, author of an article titled “The Humane Hoax,” and Ruby Roth, vegan children’s book author—and stomachs with vegan scones, as part of a plant-based continental breakfast spread, and lunch from Hella Vegan Eats, a Bay Area food truck and maker of the “chorizo donut burger” and “mini burger cupcakes.” The whole, conscious shebang goes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the David Brower Center (2150 Allston Way in Berkeley). Read presenter bios and register online ($15 in advance, $25 at the door) at