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Ormond Beach, FL
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Member since:

July 26, 2013

How did you find us?

I visited a booth at the Riverside Arts Market and learned about this meetup from the folks at the booth. My wife and I completed the 21-day vegan challenge sponsored by the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine in June 2013 and have been following a plant based diet ever since. We were at the Riverside Arts Market to pick up locally grown vegetables and fruits.

What's your primary motivation for exploring or committing to a plant-based diet?

My primary motivation for going vegan is for the health benefits. I am retired and am trying to adopt a healthy lifestyle and following a plant-based diet is an important part of that lifestyle.

Are you interested in animal welfare or animal rights?

That wasn't my primary motivation for going vegan, but I participated in the Mentor Me Vegan weekend sponsored by the EndXMeat meet up and learned more about the shameful treatment of animals on factory farms.

Are you aware of the environmental impact of eating plant-based?

I understand if everyone reduced their intake of meat and dairy by 10 percent, there would be enough food to feed everyone on the planet.


Vegan since June 2013. Interested in trying out vegan- friendly restaurants and meeting like minded people.

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