A Colby Community Website for ST297, Fall 2018

Author: Ryan Quinn

The Rise of Plant-Based Foods


My last blog post discussed the obesity epidemic, citing the statistic that about two thirds of adult Americans are overweight or obese. My final project researches a way of eating whose followers weigh on average about 40 pounds less than those that eat the standard American diet.   This is the diet of plant based eating, which promotes the consumption of fruits and vegetables while excluding meat and animal products.

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