I’m a vegetarian, but I still eat my dad’s hamburgers when I’m home, and last night I helped my friend finish her tuna sushi roll. While these days the word “vegetarian” isn’t met with the same blank stare it always was, I sure get a lot of blank stares when I say I’m vegetarian and then ask to taste your steak. I then qualify that I’m an “environmental vegetarian,” but that usually doesn’t help. As I’m sure my fellow environmental vegetarians can attest, this gets old. So, here is a list of things you need to know about environmental vegetarians, to make your and their shared meals much more pleasant and comprehensible:
1. Each vegetarian makes their own individual dietary choices.
There are practically infinite ways to be vegetarian, and infinite ways to interpret a “no-meat” diet. Pescatarians only eat plants and fish. Vegans eat no animal products at all…
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