Thursday, 9 March 2017

Mainstream Veganism

Veganism is a great thing, its good for the animals, the environment and our own health. That said the fact that society and its institutions have taught us that animal products are good for us and are necessary has long kept it as a niche lifestyle.

So it pleases me that in recent years the amount of vegans in the UK has more than doubled, vegan YouTube channels are attracting hundreds of thousands of subscribers, chains like Zizzi's, Handmade Burger Co. and Pret (just to name a few) are offering vegan options. Even the UK's The Guardian, arguably our finest newspaper, has said recently that a vegan diet can reduce an individuals carbon footprint by 20%.

I know with it being mainstream it will likely be a fad, it could take decades or more for veganism to just be the standard lifestyle of the world, but it pleases me that we are moving forward, making progress and it seems like it must be easier than ever to give it a try.

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