Philanthropy

TV Chef Gen Anderson Training With Greenpeace

The star of "Gen's Guiltless Gourmet" plans to help stop whale hunting, toxic wastage and illegal fishing out on the ocean.
Gen Anderson
Peter McCabe

Gen's Guiltless Gourmet star Gen Anderson has a new gig with Greenpeace.

The activist ethicurian chef, who specializes in local and sustainably grown food and products, has just been accepted into the second annual Action Greenpeace Camp to train as a boat operator so she can be part of the team at the frontline of stopping whale hunting, toxic wastage and illegal fishing out on the ocean. Anderson, who is said to have been chosen from among thousands of applicants, said this fulfills a childhood dream of hers.

Gen's Guiltless Gourmet features Anderson using healthy ingredient substitutions and creative cooking methods to create "guiltless" gourmet dishes. The half-hour show debuted on iON in 2009 and is set to air on PBS later this year.

Anderson is repped by Joh Morris at Authentic Talent & Literary. In addition to working with clients and creative development and production, Authentic's mission is to help make the planet a better place, working directly with clients on passion projects and humanitarian-based missions that have global impact and make a difference throughout the world.

In addition to her love of the environment, Anderson also has a passion for animals and helps out with various other causes including the Sierra Club, Farm Sanctuary, Al Gore's Climate Reality Project and the Corcovado Foundation in Costa Rica.

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