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.