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27 April 2010 @ 10:54 am
stand up for vegetarianism  
Nicole Reising is an intern at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Children's Health Protection. She's also a sophomore at Indiana University studying non-profit management.

She blogged recently about the value of eating a meatless diet as a means of environmental protection. A firestorm of protest has ensued from the Farm Bureau and other conventional farming interests. They're particularly upset because the blog, "Greenversations," is within the purview of the EPA, a federal government agency.

In my experience, Farm Bureau and its friends think nothing of crushing the reputation of the author of such a mild piece, because the real goal here is to frighten anyone else who would dare question conventional agriculture. This woman deserves support for her view, and the bullies who are berating her need to be exposed for what they are.