Veggie Burgers in Congress


The vegetarian presence at Congress continues to grow. We already have vegetarians in the House and Senate, and even a vegetarian caucus for congressmen and their staffers. And now, to our knowledge, the first ever veggie burger tasting event has just been held. Attendees of the event, which drew members of Congress, their staffers, and the public, sampled several veggie burgers named after the states of supportive legislators and cast votes for their top choice. We’re happy to announce that the New Jersey Burger ultimately prevailed with 36 percent of the vote, edging out Hawaii by a single vote.

This event is just another example of vegetarian food going mainstream. Congratulations to the PCRM (Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine) for sponsoring this ground-breaking event.