Kenny's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Here, There and Everywhere

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Santa Fe, NM

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 8

  • ON DVD:

KENNY AUSUBEL

Co-founder/Co-CEO
Bioneers

“Life is such a profound mystery. I think there's a certain point where you have to give up any illusion of control.”

INTERESTS:

Environment & Nature Non-Profit Organizations

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Beliefs & Faith Perseverance Simplicity Values Confidence Struggle Chance Exploration Desire Passion Choices Inspiration

FOUNDATION:

Upholding a cause I believe in

TAGS:

acting, activist, biodiversity, cancer, chemical, documentary, environment, exposure, film, interconnectedness, nature, transformational

BIOGRAPHY:

  • While in college, he woke up one day and realized the left side of his body was paralyzed.
  • Says this health crisis was life-changing; after his doctors were left perplexed, he turned to alternative medicine.
  • Learned that he'd undergone a massive chemical exposure that had killed or disabled many others.
  • Felt lucky to be alive; this changed his perspective on life in a profound way.
  • While digging deeper into alternative treatments, he came across Hoxsey Therapy, an herbal cancer treatment.
  • This became the subject of his first documentary, "Hoxsey: How Healing Becomes a Crime."
  • After seeing the reaction to the documentary, Kenny and his wife started Bioneers, a nonprofit that brings scientists together to solve environmental issues.
  • Started to get involved with botanical medicine; founded Seeds of Change to restore "backyard biodiversity" by selling organic, non-hybridized seeds.

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