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Mar 2, 2008

Hello everyone. I am trying to organise a meat out near Missoula, MT for March 20 or March 21. Anyone interested? Please contact me so we can figure it out.
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Meatout is an international observance helping individuals evolve to a wholesome, nonviolent diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains. The purpose is to expose the public to the joys and benefits of a plant-based diet, while promoting the availability and selection of meat and dairy alternatives in mainstream grocery stores, restaurants, and catering operations.

Meatout has grown explosively since its inception in 1985 to become the world's largest annual grassroots diet education campaign. Thousands of caring people in all 50 U.S. states and a host of other countries welcome in the Spring with colorful educational events. These range from simple information tables ('steakouts', exhibits, and cooking demonstrations to elaborate receptions and festivals. Visitors are asked to "kick the meat habit on March 20 (first day of spring) and explore a wholesome, nonviolent diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains."

Several mainstream health advocacy organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and the American Heart Association, have since launched their own campaigns to promote consumption of plant-based foods.

Meatout reflects national trends:

  • Mainstream health advocacy organizations and the official government publication "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" tout plant-based foods.
  • Over 30 million Americans have explored a meat-free diet.
  • One in five teens thinks vegetarianism is "cool."
  • National beef and veal consumption have dropped by 25 and 70%, respectively.
  • Major manufacturers and retailers are marketing meat-free and dairy-free meals.
  • Several national fast food chains are offering veggie burgers and several major baseball parks are selling veggie dogs.

Who Organizes Meatout?

Meatout was launched in 1985 and is coordinated each year by FARM, a national nonprofit, public interest organization. Headquartered in the nation's capital, FARM advocates plant-based (vegan) diets to save animals, protect the environment, and improve health.

FARM coordinates and promotes local events by:

  • Providing grassroots activists with a how-to guide for holding a successful event.
  • Producing and distributing display and handout materials.
  • Maintaining the Meatout website and international events directory.
  • Securing placement of national billboard and transportation advertising, as well as magazine, radio and TV ads.

FARM also has far-reaching and crucial liaison responsibilities:

  • Liaison with local advocates, food retailers, health care providers, and teachers to promote community and school events.
  • Liaison with meat-free food manufacturers and retailers to obtain support and product samples.
  • Liaison with supermarket and restaurant chains to promote availability of meat and dairy alternatives.
  • Liaison with public interest and religious groups, requesting individual participation and organizational support.
  • Liaison with governors and mayors to obtain special proclamations.
Supported by FARM, local coordinators plan, promote, and execute their own Meatout events.

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meatout tora!


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