Adventures in vegetarianism : a joint honors thesis [(HONRS 499)]
The purpose of our experiment is to determine if a vegetarian lifestyle is practical for college students. Over the course of one semester we kept a vegetarian diet and recorded our thoughts and feelings about the process. We also looked into environmental reasons to be a vegetarian as well as the nutritional concerns and benefits. We found that vegetarianism has a less negative impact on the environment than an omnivorous diet. The nutritional content of vegetarian and meat-eating diets does not differ greatly and, contrary to popular belief, vegetarians consume adequate amounts of essential nutrients. The final component of our project is a collection of vegetarian recipes which we prepared throughout the semester. We concluded that vegetarianism is absolutely feasible for college students.