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Vegetarians and Vegans in America Today (American by Karen Iacobbo

By Karen Iacobbo

Vegetarianism isn't a vitamin pattern, or the flavour of the month. as an alternative, it's a philosophy and perform with roots in antiquity. Vegetarianism has existed for hundreds of years in a lot of the realm as a social flow and culture. within the usa, this way of life has existed for greater than two hundred years. during this publication, the Iacobbos convey this thriving tradition to lifestyles. by way of studying its companies, organisations, occasions, scholarship, and impact at the arts, and via interviewing dozens of vegetarians and vegans, the authors exhibit a tradition whose individuals carry a number of views on every thing from animal rights to advocacy, politics, and religion.Building upon their past e-book, a historical past of vegetarianism, the Iacobbos delve into its present incarnations. They comprise info at the nutrition undefined, well-being reports at the merits of vegetarians and vegan methods of consuming, the recognition of vegetarianism, and the backlash opposed to it. They spotlight the paintings of vegetarian advocates and supply a glimpse of the shops, magazines, eating places, and corporations that carry this tradition jointly. ultimately, they contain projections for the long run from vegetarians, environmentalists, attorneys, nutritionists, economists, and specialists in animal rights.

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New Yorker Caryn Hartglass, executive director of EarthSave, believes that the metropolis where she resides offers the most for non– 8 Vegetarians and Vegans in America Today meat eaters. ‘‘NYC is the best place in the world for vegetarians to eat! We have the greatest number of restaurants and a very varied selection of cuisines. ’’ When it comes to the herbivore diet, New York City reigns supreme in some areas but lags in others. Pamela Rice, author of 101 Reasons Why I Am a Vegetarian, explained, As for vegetarian restaurants, New York City is a mecca.

18 Vegetarians and Vegans in America Today Also initially motivated by health concerns, Rev. George Malkmus put himself on a raw food diet after he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1976. After recovering, the Baptist minister began researching all aspects of vegetarianism, worked with Ann Wigmore in Boston, and spent two years learning natural hygiene at the Shangri-La Health resort in Florida. In 1986, Malkmus founded his Hallelujah Acres ministry on a farm in Edison, Tennessee, and a couple years later released his book, Why Christians Get Sick.

The feast featured quinoa mushroom loaf, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, cranberry pecan sauce, saute´ed kale, sweet potatoes, corn bread, and desserts such as vanilla maple cake, vegan whipped cream, and apple crisp. Coffee, often absent at such events or replaced by herbal or root-based brews, was steaming from steel dispensers, and books and literature espousing plant-based diets or animal rights, usually plentiful at such events, covered several banquet tables at one end of the hall.

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