University of Oregon, U of W, San Diego State, please anywhere but… Texas! Hi, Susan Allen reporting for Open Range stay tuned I’ll tell you about the latest burr under my saddle blanket! It’s hard to fathom but the first all vegan cafeteria in the United States is not found in the liberal Northwest or trendy Southern Cal it’s in Denton, Texas, more precisely at The University of North Texas. Called Mean Greens and one of only five on-campus dining options for students at the University, obviously it was right up PETAS alley with it’s transitional décor complete with quotes from Gandi and meatless menu of veggie soups, paninis and sushi so much so that PETA gave the school their compassionate campus awared. Because the cafeteria has also has eliminated all milk and eggs from recipes, school dietitians have recommended that students that elect to eat there make sure they get key vitamins, protein, iron and B-12 and also watch salt and sugar intake. As evidence of what great marketers the anti-meat activist have been it has been reported by Aramark a college food service provider, that one in every four students they surveyed wanted the option of eating vegan on campus. So where has the beef industry gone wrong? If college students in a “ranch/cattle friendly” state like Texas don’t comprehend or care that lean beef is a great source of high-quality protein or that a 3-ounce serving of lean beef provides only 154 calories yet nearly 50 percent of the daily value for protein we are either preaching to the choir or simply out marketed and maneuvered by those darn anti-meat activists.