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Vegetarian alternatives such as tofu are carried by most grocery store chains, and many fast-food restaurants feature vegetarian menu options. There are vegetarian and vegan restaurants, bakeries, health-food stores and even consulting firms helping people live healthy vegetarian lives.Ron Farmer, former Carleton student and owner of the vegetarian Green Door Restaurant, says being a vegetarian is "socially responsible, less expensive, and [leaves] less of a mark on our ecological footprint."He also claims his diet provides him with health benefits.