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Vegetarianism . A blossoming field of study q

@inproceedings{Ruby2012VegetarianismA,
  title={Vegetarianism . A blossoming field of study q},
  author={Matthew B. Ruby},
  year={2012}
}
0195-6663/$ see front matter 2011 Elsevier Ltd. A doi:10.1016/j.appet.2011.09.019 q Acknowledgements: The author wishes to thank Ste Paul Rozin for their invaluable feedback on earlier dr E-mail address: matt@psych.ubc.ca Vegetarianism, the practice of abstaining from eating meat, has a recorded history dating back to ancient Greece. Despite this, it is only in recent years that researchers have begun conducting empirical investigations of the practices and beliefs associated with vegetarianism… 

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