New Resources for Nutrition Educators| Volume 50, ISSUE 6, P648-649, June 2018

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Vegetarian and Plant-Based Diets in Health and Disease Prevention

      Francois Mariotti, editor of this title and author of several chapters, states in his introduction that, while discussing this project, he was often told that it was a timely initiative, and it is. As awareness grows of the ecologically deleterious effects of large-scale animal agriculture, people are increasingly eschewing meat for a more plant-centric or entirely plant-based diet. A 2017 food industry trend report suggested that 6% of US consumers identify as vegan, up from 1% in 2014.
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