Making a difference in the world begins at the local level with bad asses like Marian Flaxman.  It may look like a normal café on the outside, but Marian’s Culture Shock café in Ithaca NY is much more than that.  Using the nutritious benefits of fermented food and drink, Marian is educating people on the importance of a good diet and taking a stance against the industrial food system that has put the health of our entire country in jeopardy.  She spends everyday experimenting with ways to make people feel better, using good food, cool atmosphere and friendly people, and that makes her a true BAO Bad Ass Legend.


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‎When was the last time you heard anyone recommend farming as a career choice?  That is what the legendary Joel Salatin recommended at his Earth Day speech last week as he made his convincing case about how the average consumer can support a more sustainable, healthier, local food system in the United States.  Joel never backs down, always speaks his mind and proves his points through real life experience.  He is the ultimate BAO Bad Ass Legend.


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Thank you to Gene Baur for spending 25 years fighting for the ethical treatment of farm animals.  A true BAO Bad Ass Legend, Gene co-founded the Farm Sanctuary which works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living.  While vegans are definitely bad ass, please remember you don’t have to be a vegetarian to want to fight for the rights of farm animals.  You can visit the New York Shelter in Watkins Glen, New York, "175-acre New York farm is set amidst rolling green hills and forests in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York."


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Imagine taking a stance against conventional thinking in the world’s of science and technology and pioneering a movement whose principles are still thought revolutionary fifty years later.  That is what Sir Albert Howard did.  Considered the founder of the organic farming movement, Sir Albert is a true BAO Bad Ass Legend.


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