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Viewpoint - March 21, 2012

Letter: Awaiting spring, and a diet without meat

This past winter brought us crippling droughts and tornadoes, continuing unemployment, and partisan paralysis in Washington. I really look forward to March 20, the first day of spring, balmy weather, blooming flowers, and the Great American Meatout.

The Meatout has grown since 1985 into the world's largest annual grassroots diet education campaign. A thousand communities in all 50 states and two dozen other countries host educational events. They challenge visitors to turn over a new leaf on the first day of spring, to kick the meat habit, and to get a fresh start with a wholesome diet of vegetables, fruits, and grains.

The Meatout diet is touted by leading health authorities. I found it very easy to follow, and I feel great. I get all the recipes and other information I need by entering "live vegan" in my Internet search engine. I spice up my diet by exploring the rich array of delicious soy- and grain-based meat and dairy alternatives in my local supermarket.

Miles Barney

Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park

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