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CWRU nominated for PETA's most vegetarian-friendly college contest

Lauren Hennen

Issue date: 10/30/09 Section: News
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Case Western Reserve University is one of 32 universities that have recently been nominated for PETA's most vegetarian-friendly college contest. Held annually since 2005, the contest showcases the best in vegetarian dining on college campuses.

The contest, which pits schools against one another in bracket competition, features a Case/Oberlin match up in the first round. Five rounds will decide the winner of the contest, with the outcome of each round chosen through public votes. Students can vote for Case in the round one match by going to PETA2's website Voting will continue until Nov. 2, after which all votes will be tallied and the winner will move on to the second round of the competition.

Beth Kretschmar, marketing manager for Bon Appetit on campus, said that she first heard about the contest when PETA contacted Case over the summer. It was during that time that PETA sent the university a questionnaire about their dining practices. While responding to the questionnaire, Kretschmar highlighted what she calls the university's "socially responsible" practices, including their use of 100 percent antibiotic-free turkey and chicken, cage-free eggs, rGBH-free milk, and daily vegetarian offerings, including the Fresco section in Leutner dining hall, which is devoted solely to vegetarian dishes. The questionnaire impressed contest judges, and just last week Kretschmar received word that PETA had chosen Case as one of its 32 nominees.

"It's great news," said Kretschmar of the nomination.

Despite the fact that many of the university's vegetarian-friendly and sustainable food practices have been in place since Bon Appetit took over dining services on campus five years ago, this is the first time that PETA has recognized Case as one of the most vegetarian-friendly campuses in the country. Though this is Case's first nomination, Kretschmar said that Case students have been responding positively to the university's vegetarian offerings for years.
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