Kristin Treat, public relations manager for Gardein, an up-and-coming plant-based meat-alternative found in grocery stores across the nation attributes the increase in vegetarians to what she referred to as “conscious eating.”
“There is a trend sweeping across the United States — it’s called conscious eating,” Treat said. “Whether it’s for health or environmental reasons, or compassion towards animals, more and more Americans are looking for ways to reduce their intake of animal-based products.”
What: Veg4Life Potluck
When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4225 N.W. 34th St.
Cost: $1 plus a vegetarian or vegan dish that serves 6-8 people. Also, bring a serving utensil, plate, silverware, cup, napkin and beverage.
Information: Find out more about the monthly potluck and vegetarian and vegan recipes at http://www.veg4lifegainesville.com.