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Rynn Berry

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**Biography of Rynn Berry**:
– Born on January 31, 1945, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
– Grew up in Coconut Grove, Florida.
– Studied literature, archeology, and classics at the University of Pennsylvania.
– Studied ancient history and comparative religion at Columbia University.
– Became vegetarian as a teenager, vegan at 21, and a rawfooder in 1994.
– Lived alone in an apartment in Prospect Park.
– Found collapsed and unconscious in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
– Passed away on January 9, 2014.

**Career and Contributions**:
– Taught comparative literature at Baruch College and culinary history at New School for Social Research.
– Scholar of vegetarian history and author of books, plays, and works on the subject.
– Books translated into many languages and known in the vegan community.
– Wrote entries for various food-related encyclopedias.
– Contributed to the animal rights movement in Brazil and served on advisory boards.

**Legacy and Recognition**:
– Remembered as a grassroots activist and influential figure in the vegetarian movement.
– Celebrated at public events posthumously.
– Notable works include ‘Famous Vegetarians and Their Favorite Recipes’ and ‘Becoming Raw’.
– Co-authored ‘The Vegan Guide to New York City’.
– Known for his extensive bibliography of works on vegetarianism and veganism.

**Vegetarianism and Literature**:
– ‘Famous Vegetarians and Their Favorite Recipes’ – contains biographical sketches of famous vegetarians.
– ‘Viva! Health’ discussed vegetarianism in 1886.
– ‘Shelley’s Vegetarianism’ from 1891 explored the topic further.
– ‘Behind the Scenes in Slaughter-Houses’ shed light on the meat industry in 1892.
– ‘Why I Am a Vegetarian’ presented personal reasons for the lifestyle in 1895.

**Vegetarianism Advocates and Organizations**:
– Notable figures in vegetarianism: Carol J. Adams, Bertrand P. Allinson, Helen Nearing, Scott Nearing, Howard Williams, Mayim Bialik.
– Vegetarian societies and organizations: Triangle Vegetarian Society, North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS), ANDA (Animal Rights News Agency), One Green Planet, Soyinfo Center.

Rynn Berry (Wikipedia)

Rynn Berry (January 31, 1945 – January 9, 2014) was an American author and scholar on vegetarianism and veganism, as well as a pioneer in the animal rights and vegan movements.

Rynn Berry
Rynn Berry at the 2012 World Vegetarian Congress in San Francisco
Rynn Berry at the 2012 World Vegetarian Congress in San Francisco
Born(1945-01-31)January 31, 1945
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
DiedJanuary 9, 2014(2014-01-09) (aged 68)
New York Methodist Hospital, New York City, New York, USA
OccupationAuthor, activist
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania, Columbia University
GenreHistory and biography, short plays
SubjectVegetarianism and veganism
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