Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 9.49.11 AM-thumb-210x275More and more publications are printing pieces on the increasing popularity of a plant-based diet. And this month, vegetarianism is making an appearance on the cover of Amtrak’s magazine, Arrive, reaching countless people traveling across the country. 

In a feature article entitled “Green Acres,” the magazine cites the incredible amount of celebrity support for plant-based living, including from former president Bill Clinton. The article also touts a vegetarian diet for its positive health and environmental implications. 

But it’s not just celebrities who are making the switch. The article spotlights historian Adam D. Shprintzen, who explains: “Celebrities are not so much sparking a cultural trend, but instead are reflecting a larger cultural shift over time, one that has ensured that vegetarianism, though far from predominant, is largely viewed as being a viable lifestyle choice.” 

On your next rail trip, be sure to try out some of the vegan options on Amtrak’s food cart, including a vegan burger made from black beans and Ciao Bella sorbets. 

For more information on transitioning to a vegetarian diet, including travel tips, check out ChooseVeg.com.

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