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(US/sc) Vegan movement grows in Greenville

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    When Justin Timberlake hosted “Saturday Night Live” recently, one of the skits, “Bring It on Down to Veganville,” featured the performer dressed as a
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      When Justin Timberlake hosted �Saturday Night Live� recently, one of the
      skits, �Bring It on Down to Veganville,� featured the performer dressed as
      a giant slab of tofu, dancing the �vegan shake� and singing about the
      merits of a �meat-free zone� to a sausage seller. Links to the sketch went
      viral. Tofu hamming it up on late-night comedy television? It�s just the
      latest sign of veganism�s growing popularity.

      Vegans don�t consume animal products � no meat, fish, eggs, dairy products
      or honey � and a few years ago, that meant settling for a salad and plain
      baked potato at many restaurants. But the prevalence of plant-based diets
      is changing the dining landscape everywhere.

      �There are definitely people moving here from out of state who are vegans,�
      says Carol Kelley, a South Carolina native and vegetarian who has lived in
      Greenville for 30 years. Kelley, who organizes a monthly vegetarian and
      vegan potluck through the social networking site �Meetup,� says one reason
      for the increasing popularity of plant-based diets is award-winning
      documentaries.

      The 2011 feature film �Forks Over Knives,� for example, examines the claim
      that most of the degenerative diseases that afflict Americans can be
      controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed
      foods. And Kelley says even omnivores are eating more vegetables.

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      http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20130411/ENT/304120014/Vegan-movement-grows-Greenville

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