ABOUT US

WHO IS

 

I’m Marc Biosi, the President and Founder of G'S VEGAN. Growing up in Northern New York around livestock and dairy farms, I knew nothing about being vegan or very much about the outside world — except a little about Canada which is about a 30 minute drive from my hometown and where two of the three TV stations came from that we were able to pick up on our rotary antena. From the time I was just a kid, I had a love for food and adventure.  I had a great curiosity of life and believed that magic really does exist in nature. At the young age of 16 I went to a mystical, culinary paradise — Oaxaca, Mexico — as an exchange student.  My curiosity and love for food, travel, magic, adventure and excitement for life have only continued to grow ever since that pivotal year.

 

Fast forward, at the age of 18 I moved to New York City for college where I obtained a BA in International Studies with my area of concentration in Latin America and a double major in Spanish. What an adventure that was coming from my small town of one stop light in Northern NY to the capital of the world! Since then I have traveled to 38 countries (and counting), lived in 4 and lived in several different places within the US. I have also worked in almost everything imaginable since the age of 12 when I had my first paper route - fast food, retail, grocery stores, professor assistant, talent scout, PBX operator, reservations specialist, waiter, bartender, caterer, flight attendant, adjunct professor, private tutor, project manager, program manager, director of operations, director of account management - kind of sounds like the old Sally Struther’s commercial for International Correspondence Schools (this is dating me, I know!)

WHAT ARE WE STRIVING FOR?

 

  • LOVE of self and others

  • FREEDOM to do and be what we truly desire

  • HAPPINESS through mindfulness

What is the g in                     ? 

 

G is for Guillermo. Guillermo was a kind soul, hard worker, and fun guy with a great sense of humor. He was also a loving father of two sons, brother and son.  In addition to that, Guillermo was a very special friend and one of the only people I actually enjoyed having in the kitchen with me - he was great cook too. He and I talked about one day opening a restaurant together but unfortunately he left this Earth before we were able to make that a reality. So, in his honor, I have named my company G’s Pot Vegan Lifestyle, better known as G'S VEGAN.

G'S VEGAN 

G'S VEGAN 

G'S VEGAN 

One of the countries that I have lived in for almost 10 years is colorful and vibrant Panama. Upon moving back to the States from Panama, something starting calling me and drawing me closer to a cruelty-free, plant based lifestyle. I starting following vegans on Instagram and not even because I was thinking about becoming a vegan but because I thought they were hot; watched some documentaries on Netflix like What the Health and Cowspiracy and these things got me to start questioning my own habits. I had always been “lactose intolerant” (a.k.a. not a baby cow) and had eliminated most dairy from my diet. Then, I started cutting down on consumption of animal flesh, starting with beef, then pork, lastly chicken. Seafood was never my thing so giving that up was a cinch. By now I was what I called a home vegetarian - I didn’t eat any sort of flesh at my house but still had the occasional egg or dairy product and when at friends’ houses or at restaurants. Really in an attempt to people please and not to be that annoying vegetarian/vegan, I would eat meat once in a while. I was happy with that and wondered if I would ever actually have the discipline to go completely vegan. What happened next grossed me out bad enough to not care about being annoying and to give up all flesh all together. I was in Manila, the Philippines for work and had gone out for some adult beverages with some co-workers, we got the munchies and decided to get some food before going back to the hotel. We went to a “Mexican” restaurant called Chupacabras and ordered the mixed meat nachos — to this day I don’t know what mix of animals that mixed meat came from but it was disgusting and that was it for me — NO MORE MEAT! Then it was just a matter of time and learning more about the dairy industry, chick shredding, and the honey industry before it became clear to me — the only ethical option was to be vegan.

 

People always ask me why. It’s really not a simple or short answer — as you can see in super summarized version above, the “how” was complicated and long too. Now that it has been a few years, it is like second nature and to give up being vegan would be like crawling again when I already know how to walk. At first, I noticed a lot of physical changes - I shed a lot of weight (most of which I have unfortunately gained back), my skin cleared up — no more little bumps on the back of my arms, better complexion on my face, and eczema that I once had on my hands and feet rarely flares up (only if I am not at home and using unnatural soaps and household chemicals); and, my digestion became more regular, just like how Dr. Oz says they should be. This was good enough for me but then it just kept getting better. I noticed my moods and general disposition began to improve. Could it be that the crazies who had said things like, “You shouldn’t eat caged animals or eggs from caged hens because that anxiety, stress and fear passes from the animal to you,” really weren’t all that crazy after all? Was there real meaning behind the old adage, “You are what you eat!”? Yes! Absolutely, without a doubt, unequivocally yes! Then, just when I thought “this is it, this is why vegans love being vegan,” I felt my third eye opening, a deeper connection with the Universe and a whole spiritual side to me that I didn’t even know existed came into light.  Also, it goes without saying that I no longer see animals as a source of food but rather sentient beings who deserve to feel love and enjoy a full, natural life - free of enslavement, rape, torture, murder, experiments, and every other form of suffering imposed upon them by man. Now, like our slogan says, IT'S A LIFESTYLE. So, at the same time my diet was changing I had begun making other changes as well, for example I stopped using toothpaste with fluoride, starting using better water filters and avoid bottled water like Dasani and others that have some of the same ingredients as lethal injections (come on people, bottled water should have one ingredient - WATER), I use natural organic soaps and skin care products (coconut oil as much as possible), clean my house with vinegar and use products such as those from Seventh Generation or Mrs. Meyers for everything else. 

 

Today, I reside in Miami but am traveling the world (I am in Burlington, VT as I write this and preparing for trip in just six short days to Europe, the Middle East and Asia) and am blessed and excited to be creating G'S VEGAN. I have been vegan for over three years now, it has been the best thing I have ever done for myself. Spirituality is my only religion and I don’t believe in politics as they all seem to be too divisive these days. No matter what the question, LOVE is the answer.

 

WHO IS

 

I’m Marc Biosi, the President and Founder of G's Vegan. Growing up in Northern New York around livestock and dairy farms, I knew nothing about being vegan or very much about the outside world — except a little about Canada which is about a 30 minute drive from my hometown and where two of the three TV stations came from that we were able to pick up on our rotary antena. From the time I was just a kid, I had a love for food and adventure.  I had a great curiosity of life and believed that magic really does exist in nature. At the young age of 16 I went to a mystical, culinary paradise — Oaxaca, Mexico — as an exchange student.  My curiosity and love for food, travel, magic, adventure and excitement for life have only continued to grow ever since that pivotal year.

 

Fast forward, at the age of 18 I moved to New York City for college where I obtained a BA in International Studies with my area of concentration in Latin America and a double major in Spanish. What an adventure that was coming from my small town of one stop light in Northern NY to the capital of the world! Since then I have traveled to 38 countries (and counting), lived in 4 and lived in several different places within the US. I have also worked in almost everything imaginable since the age of 12 when I had my first paper route - fast food, retail, grocery stores, professor assistant, talent scout, PBX operator, reservations specialist, waiter, bartender, caterer, flight attendant, adjunct professor, private tutor, project manager, program manager, director of operations, director of account management - kind of sounds like the old Sally Struther’s commercial for International Correspondence Schools (this is dating me, I know!)

One of the countries that I have lived in for almost 10 years is colorful and vibrant Panama. Upon moving back to the States from Panama, something starting calling me and drawing me closer to a cruelty-free, plant based lifestyle. I starting following vegans on Instagram and not even because I was thinking about becoming a vegan but because I thought they were hot; watched some documentaries on Netflix like What the Health and Cowspiracy and these things got me to start questioning my own habits. I had always been “lactose intolerant” (a.k.a. not a baby cow) and had eliminated most dairy from my diet. Then, I started cutting down on consumption of animal flesh, starting with beef, then pork, lastly chicken. Seafood was never my thing so giving that up was a cinch. By now I was what I called a home vegetarian - I didn’t eat any sort of flesh at my house but still had the occasional egg or dairy product and when at friends’ houses or at restaurants. Really in an attempt to people please and not to be that annoying vegetarian/vegan, I would eat meat once in a while. I was happy with that and wondered if I would ever actually have the discipline to go completely vegan. What happened next grossed me out bad enough to not care about being annoying and to give up all flesh all together. I was in Manila, the Philippines for work and had gone out for some adult beverages with some co-workers, we got the munchies and decided to get some food before going back to the hotel. We went to a “Mexican” restaurant called Chupacabras and ordered the mixed meat nachos — to this day I don’t know what mix of animals that mixed meat came from but it was disgusting and that was it for me — NO MORE MEAT! Then it was just a matter of time and learning more about the dairy industry, chick shredding, and the honey industry before it became clear to me — the only ethical option was to be vegan.

 

People always ask me why. It’s really not a simple or short answer — as you can see in super summarized version above, the “how” was complicated and long too. Now that it has been a few years, it is like second nature and to give up being vegan would be like crawling again when I already know how to walk. At first, I noticed a lot of physical changes - I shed a lot of weight (most of which I have unfortunately gained back), my skin cleared up — no more little bumps on the back of my arms, better complexion on my face, and eczema that I once had on my hands and feet rarely flares up (only if I am not at home and using unnatural soaps and household chemicals); and, my digestion became more regular, just like how Dr. Oz says they should be. This was good enough for me but then it just kept getting better. I noticed my moods and general disposition began to improve. Could it be that the crazies who had said things like, “You shouldn’t eat caged animals or eggs from caged hens because that anxiety, stress and fear passes from the animal to you,” really weren’t all that crazy after all? Was there real meaning behind the old adage, “You are what you eat!”? Yes! Absolutely, without a doubt, unequivocally yes! Then, just when I thought “this is it, this is why vegans love being vegan,” I felt my third eye opening, a deeper connection with the Universe and a whole spiritual side to me that I didn’t even know existed came into light.  Also, it goes without saying that I no longer see animals as a source of food but rather sentient beings who deserve to feel love and enjoy a full, natural life - free of enslavement, rape, torture, murder, experiments, and every other form of suffering imposed upon them by man. Now, like our slogan says, “It’s a lifestyle”. So, at the same time my diet was changing I had begun making other changes as well, for example I stopped using toothpaste with fluoride, starting using better water filters and avoid bottled water like Dasani and others that have some of the same ingredients as lethal injections (come on people, bottled water should have one ingredient - WATER), I use natural organic soaps and skin care products (coconut oil as much as possible), clean my house with vinegar and use products such as those from Seventh Generation or Mrs. Meyers for everything else. 

 

Today, I reside in Miami but am traveling the world (I am in Burlington, VT as I write this and preparing for trip in just six short days to Europe, the Middle East and Asia) and am blessed and excited to be creating G’s Vegan (there is a story behind the name, I will tell that later). I have been vegan for over three years now, it has been the best thing I have ever done for myself. Spirituality is my only religion and I don’t believe in politics as they all seem to be too divisive these days. No matter what the question, LOVE is the answer.

"Land of Canaan”, Mt. Nebo Valley, Jordan

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