I think you brought up a important topic we all deal with:
I love alfalfa!! eat it all the time but all I ever hear is: "BE CAREFUL, IT CARRIES SALMONELLA!!!"
The first thing people do when I talk about being vegan or eating any particular HEALTHY-RAW food is say something bad about it!!! Like: "avocados are so fattening", "I could never be vegan-i'd die without my protein"... this is getting me worked up so im going to stop ; )
I have an idea about this. Let's start a post where everyone can add their comments and ideas of how we can answer people when they respond to us when we talk about vegan or healthy eating. Then, when we are faced with the negative attitudes from family, coworkers or friends we will have a one or two sentence response at the ready! Or better yet we could put together a short 'newsletter' type paper that has this information. All we would have to do is hand a copy to anyone who is short-sighted/uneducated about healthy eating habits.
Alfalfa and all sprouts would be a good one.
Plant sources of protein.
Animal foods and chloresterol.
You get the idea???
I agree this is a subject that can get a person 'worked-up'. I think we could arm ourselves with some easy to understand facts and food-for-thought responses to negative reactions. Knowledge is Power.. let's see if we can share some knowledge.