Talk of Iowa
Thu August 30, 2012
Vegetarian Culture in Iowa
Vegetarianism was once thought of as radical. But in 2012, almost four percent of Americans are vegetarian or vegan. That's still a small minority, but almost half of Americans eat a vegetarian meal at least once a week.
Talk of Iowa speaks with David Burt a former co-owner of the Red Avocado vegan restaurant in Iowa City, Kathie Dawley, the treasurer of the Vegetarian Community of Iowa, Carol Throckmorton a clinical dietitian from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Lydia Erenberger, founder and owner of vegan restaurant Downtown Central Perk in Davenport.