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Leave the meat out

The past three months have brought us a stream of bad news about rising rates of obesity, cancer and global warming – all linked conclusively to the production and consumption of meat and other animal products.

This week brings good news about the advent of spring, sunshine, flowers and the Great American Meatout (meatout.org). Fashioned after The Great American Smokeout, Meatout provides a superb excuse to turn over a new leaf, kick the meat habit and get a fresh start with a healthful, nonviolent diet of vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes.

It’s a diet touted by all major health advocacy organizations and leading health authorities. A diet that means never having to say “I’m sorry” to our family’s health record, our planet or the animals suffering in factory farms and slaughterhouses. A diet reportedly practiced in the Garden of Eden. A diet supported by free information from http://www.meatout.org or 800-MEATOUT.

Gerold Lawson

Grass Valley

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