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Oprah Now Doing Meatless Monday

Posted: 02/ 4/11 07:07 AM ET

Did she really say that? Did she actually say those words? I was left with this uneasy sensation as the commercials flickered on the screen. I looked around the room, still in shock, wondering what this could ultimately mean.

Oprah had just described the Harpo Vegan Challenge, where all 378 of her staff members went vegan for an entire week to highlight the health and environmental benefits of plant-based foods. She was in her office with her producers and with author Kathy Freston, whose new book, Veganist, had spurred the Challenge. But it was what Oprah said at the end of the segment that took me by surprise.

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