People in Britain are going vegan at an impressive pace. This applies especially to the young generation at the age between 15 and 34 years old accounting for a 50% surge of vegans in the last decade. However, as much as vegan dietary options are concerned Britain still seems to lay behind. So, Britain needs to rapidly catch up with this. That’s why vegans in Britain have launched an initiative to support not only a vegan aisle but an entire vegan section in Britain’s supermarkets. For this purpose, they have gathered more than 7,000 signatures by now. Let’s hope they will reach their goal very soon!
“The number of Vegans in Britain is booming. Some 542,000 people aged 15 or over – more than one per cent of the population – have adopted a plant-based diet, up from 150,000 in 2006. According to the Vegan Society, the survey proves that veganism is now one of Britain’s “fastest growing lifestyle movements”.
However, it’s really challenging to find good-quality pre-packaged vegan foods in British supermarkets. There’s a big gap in the market here, and you guys can fill it!
Of course, there’s always fruit and veg, but surely it would be a wise move for bigger supermarkets to start stocking a wider range of vegan products, like mock meats, desserts and drinks? Not only will this encourage vegan shoppers to return to mainstream supermarkets in their local areas, it would also encourage more non-vegans to think about making the change.
The way that vegan products are currently spread across stores is challenging for a lots of reasons. Vegan shoppers (and non vegans people looking for a healthier options, lactose intolerant people etc) need to spend a lot longer shopping because they have to look closely at every label and shopper’s miss many products that could be sold to them, particularly if it’s a flying visit. Also it makes vegans reluctant to wander through aisles that contain products that they have no wish for.
A vegan aisle in the supermarket! Or even a section would do it!
More and more people are choosing a cruelty-free lifestyle.
Providing a vegan section in the supermarket would:
- Make cruelty-free options more accessible to more customers
- Give customers greater confidence when choosing products
- Reduce the stress of shopping for vegan items
- Create a more favourable opinion of big brand supermarkets
So please, big supermarkets, add a vegan shopping section… for people, for the animals and for the planet! (PS: It won’t hurt your profits, either!)”
Comments on “Now It’s Official – Veganism Is Britain’s Fastest Growing Lifestyle Ever”
Ca Rly Britain <3
ah, well a week did us fine LMFAO
unfortunately, i know quite a few brits who believe it is the “evolutionary right of humans to kill/devour non-human animals”
Good. Then the lifespan of both humans and animals will be much longer
Yay! Proud Brit! Woop!!
I’m Lovin IT!❤️
They have it backwards… killing and devouring non-human animals is actually de-evolutionary.
I wish they would do the whole isle dedication in America! Only a matter of time.
One can hope!!
Vegan supermarkets are on the way 😀
I think this idea of separate section of the store for vegan stuff is a great idea.
Hell yea Britain
I love it
We’re changing the world 🙂
Couldn’t agree more .. We do need vegan sections in supermarkets .and vegan items should be clearly marked even if it us sold in small shops.. .
Did you not read the article?
Lisa Powell Graham Another good option!
Caroline Barrett 🙂
Elsa Manso Janet Wong
so many choices
better work on strengthening Medicare!
This is good news!! Were killing the planet with all the cattle!
Amazing! And I love the support this article is getting
I told you. There has been a huge boom in people turning vegan. Soon people like you will be catered for in Britain.
Jacob Highbarger Jessica Rose Gann
Can’t wait…Kale-eaters Gin
Wonderful I hope the world catches on.
Please give a cruelty free diet a go.
Not really vegan yet but trying to cut back…like addiction…but as Paul McCartney would say…..if every slaughter house would have see through windows it might open more eyes but there is enough stuff on the web even youtube to see that it is not pretty to kill the animals so I try to buy the free range and organic nowdays ….at least the chicken or turkey had some kind life before……tough decision I guess but many might relate…..
🙂 Cristina Silva Ceu Karley Ernst
Not in Texas. Unfortunately.
As it should be the fastest growing lifestyle.
Sarah van den Hoogen wir sind im richtigen land
Found where we can move to Trevor
I don’t see anything like that any in supermarket near me. Also there needs to be more vegan gluten free choice. Just because you are vegan doesn’t mean you consume your weight in wheat!
Tommy Waitforit Montmagny
Yeah they really need to work on getting the wheat gluten taken out of the Tofurky stuff though…. Really disappointing that I can’t eat it!!!
Dianne I just posted something similar before seeing what you wrote! I totally agree
There are a lot of illogical arguments that support the consumption of animals. The best approach I think is to encourage and support those who want to change…eventually those people who oppose change will become the minority and eventually will disappear
Way to go Britain.
Seth let’s move!
Hoping that this will soon be the norm in all food shops 🙂
I wish my employers asda would take this on board and where is the petition so I can sign please?
I think a whole vegan supermarket would be good, too. And this is from a non vegan.
Why don’t I live there!!!!!!
It’s so awesome 😀 In France, all the big brands now are making vegan ranges!
Wow. I am surprised. They are$#%&!@*meat lovers. They have to input a lot of veggies also. GOOD FOR THEM. EVERYONE SHOULD BE VEGAN.
Nicole Jaquez YES!
What’s should they replace it with?
Angelika Weaver maybe bits of almond
What about you!? What do you think they should replace it with? Or are you one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have a sensitivity to gluten
Cora Woolley what happen to the meat eater in you?
I’m vegan! I have been for over a month now and I love it.
Cora Woolley congrats!
Rubies give me bacon sandwich any day
Proud of you Britain for paying attention to our billions of vegan lifestyle & healthy for all diet! Now we need to have all worldwide markets to follow your lead & even better we need to have all markets vegan everywhere around the globe to save our health, our life granting animals & our planet,✌️
Go Britain!! ❤️❤️❤️
The only way to reverse heart disease and most types of cancer . Namaste Go vegan hell yea .
Sainsbury’s is ok but Tesco’s has the largest selection of vegan food.
I became a vegan in January, going well apart from when I go to my mom’s (she’s Irish) & tells me to “have a little bit of meat, it won’t kill you”. Or when my brother comes to stay with me she calls him up & tells him to come home dinner & says, “there’s nothing in that house to eat”, lol.
Time for chemists to rake in the money for supplements
Abby Wallwork Anna Rapotu 😀
I became vegan in January too! I know exactly what you mean lol
I wish this was New Zealand…I’m sure we are right down the bottom of the list lol my Mum is in Germany at the moment and said veganism is huge there..they even have vegan supermarkets!
With 7 billion people on this planet and growing we need to. ..
The supplemental industry is a multibillion dollar corporation in America with Vegan’s and vegetarians accounting for less than 5% of the population, we aren’t the ones needed supplements.
I, and most other Vegan’s, do not supplement aside from B12 because B12 is artificially put into meat, therefore when you stop eating meat you stop getting that B12 supplement. However millions of meat eaters still take a B12 supplement.
Actually B12 is not artificially put into meat
It’s a bacteria that animals eat that is absorbed into their meat
Vegans and vegetarians also lack iron, and essential vitamins and need to eat 10x the amount of vegetables to get an amount of iron that is in a small piece of meat
B12 is supplemented in indoor reared animals who don’t have the opportunity to graze outside as nature intended. Hence most meat eaters will be eating meat that was supplemented with b12 rather than produced naturally.
Aimee Jayne Ramilies
Ummmm no lol i was anemic for a long time. Three months into a plant based diet, it was reversed. And almost everyone has a deficiency in B12. I just happened to NOT have a deficiency. Oh, and I reverse my hypothyroidism.
Eiríkur Birkir Ragnarsson
Cara Pinder-Emery 🙂
Not necessarily. I had a long conversation with my 6 year old nephew about where his meat came from & he was fine with it
When r we moving!?
Yet they have less Vegan Restaurants and choices than we have in the US
Tja Vivi Lu
Madara Tiana Altman !
you just feel so good when you eat lighter too!
Most supermarkets have a free from aisle but that includes gluten free, lactose free and dairy free products, so you need to look through things carefully to find the vegan products. I’ve also found some vegan cheese popping up in asda and tesco!!
Mia Mia King
Traurig, wenn sich ganze Länder irren
Josh Green it’s Britain BEB we must goooo
Bring it on now please x
Check out morrisons
Celeste Paterno 😀
Go Britain !!
Eleanor you are becoming mainstream 🙁 !
God have to find a new diet then D:
Because is the right way to go
Well done Britain!
Yaaaassssss your turn
Jess Bennett I am in my way!!!
It’s only a matter of time before people start making the connection
Cause we are waking up! RAD!
Heck yes!! ❤️
Last time I checked plants didn’t have nervous systems….or emotions!
Always gotta be one!
Lol…. here we go…..
Ooh. Might be time to move to Britain!
Does anyone have the link to the petition?
Renae this is pretty awesome, better late than never
Never mind I found it lol
You’re in the right place Gabriella Ross
Alexia Elizabeth Rothwell
People are opening their eyes and their minds! This is to be celebrated 🙂
Good news but a whole food plant based diet, the best of veganism, doesn’t need processed ‘mock meat’ in that future specialised aisle in the supermarket. I was thinking on the lines of whole quinoa, chickpea flour, Brazil nuts, wild and brown rice, frozen edamame beans – just some of the things I can’t get in my local supermarket. I don’t want my quinoa and rice pre cooked in pouches. Also dried black beans and green and brown lentils would be good to have on regular supply. Most vegans are also thinking of their health too. Please keep prepackaged, processed and anything containing preservatives and additives out of it!
Wish we had more options in Statesboro..
Tam Glover about time
f**k just put them out of their misery, veganism is a threat plaguing our nation. Make Australia great again.
Cows eat tons of plants, stupid girl
Jen Tuseth Fifi Brochure
Ooooo! Exciting! Xx
Maria Luffman x
That’s because people like a bandwagon
Shelby McAvoy look at the impact I made while in London
Kirstine Fiona Svartzengren❤️
I don’t agree. We don’t need vegan processed foods on supermarkets. Buy fresh. Support your local wholefood stores. The supermarkets already undercut prices in the independent stores which have been supporting vegans for decades. Forget mock meat. Try veggies!
It is a start! The movement is definitely in high gear!
Tangela-Sharell Sema Rodney
No, people starting to have compassion for animals and realizing the industry is corrupt.
People waking up.
It’s not bandwagon bc honestly if you open up your eyes and realize how much we are hurting not only animals but ourself R and the planet by consuming animal products then maybe, just maybe, you’ll want to switch the a better lifestyle with compassion for the world.
Would save the long winded ingredients reading while shopping!
It’s a no brainier folks!!!
Yep. Haven’t read the article, but that picture just looks like a heap of processed food. Try using real ingredients people.
After spending 60 years plus fighting to get to the top of the food chain I am buggered if I am about to leave the title to the cat and go and eat nuts an berries.
This makes me sooooo happy. ❤️ vegan life
people arguing that a vegan diet is less healthy than a diet including animal based products are deluded. Iv never felt better in my life than I have done since becoming vegan. I had a hormone imbalance that caused me no end of problems. Don’t have any of it now.
Well…..I’d rather jump on a supposed bandwagon than follow the crowd like everyone else does. But hey, if you want to be a follower, go for it. Stuff some greasy bacon in your face. Do what everyone else does. No worries. More great food for us!
Kitty Crampton Astrid Burden
Now if China would get on board….
Check out a post from new vegan arnie th schwarz. Apparently china has declared to cut meat consumption by 50%.
Fighting to get to the top of the food chain? Lollll$#%&!@*off you’re just some old$#%&!@*
Kate Watson Such keen wit and repartee! Sounds like the work of some young twit. lol
Jee Xu, Pierre A. Dcs, I think this will happen in France too!
Barbara Bluestone Spinder Dan Spinder
I hope you are correct . Eating dead flesh of the animal who was abused all they life to become a dinner just don’t make sense to me
Actually that’s how I became a vegan . Paul Macartney words made me curious and when I found out about all the horror those animals put trough for 10 min dinner it turn me off and I never touched it again any meet . Only thing I can’t totally give up its honey , but I am working on it . Trust me Free no dead flesh animal diet will make you feel great . Give yourself a 30 days without eating diary and meat and you will understand how good you would feel 🙂
Thinking about it…
Vegan food wrapped in plastic and processed to the core. This is what really needs to change….
Im a former meat eater and now I eat only plant based. I also do a lot of competitive sport and Im fitter and stronger than before. My recovery is better, I have no slumps or lags from sugar lows. I have higher energy levels as well. Im growing muscle too…so much for the “weak vegan” and best of all I hardly get sick, my skin looks amazing and eyes clearer, all tests are better. I just wish I did this over 30 years ago. Im 50. This body is not collapsing its thriving!
Still looking into the vegan thing…:)
Watch vegucated on Netflix it’s quite inspiring. 🙂
That is amazing.
Sam Wescott thought youd like this! 🙂
Today on the ABC news I heard Barnaby Joyce saying demand for dairy is growing by 2% !!
Morgan Vaughn… good news
Let’s go visit !
Morgan Vaughn, sounds like a plan. Briton had the worst food, that maybe why it’s growing there.
Let’s plan it out for real! I need more of my peeps lol
You just want to be around that accent.
I have a couple of vegan relatives and have been looking into it, but it’s the rabid commitment that gets to me. It really does become a religion; for some complete with the utter hatred for those they see as “mass murderers” and the inability to carry on a casual conversation with them.
Personally, I’ve been eating a lot less meat these days, but even if I decided to give it up completely in my own home, I could not imagine dictating to someone else what they could serve me if it was merely a personal preference and not some sort of life-threatening allergy.
And the honey thing I will never understand. We have a few hives and take excellent care of the bees which, frankly, might have a hard time surviving in this day and age without our intervention. In return, we harvest only the excess honey, taking great care not to disturb the bees any more than necessary in the process (hardly more disruptive to the hive than the periodic checks to make sure all is going well). And honey is a completely natural product free of cruelty to the bees which has, in addition to being a delicious and actually nutritious sweetener, a long and rich history of medicinal applications. No, I do not understand the honey thing at all.
Woo! Amy Nayda Madeline Royals Cam Foulis
We should built a vegan village
Sarah Rose Fornaro Christina Dunn
It’s called evolving 🙂
Amber Skye Yohn
Cristina Isabel lets go live in Britain lol 🙂
When I see a cogent sentence that brings vegan and bacon together, I will listen. Until then, all things in moderation will remain my mantra.
I’m not even vegan and I know that it’s a misconception to say that people with a plant based diet are malnourished. They probably have more of a balanced diet than most people.
It’s a nice idea but I like my whole food diet, just eat non processed foods. Fruits, veggies, legumes, nuts, rice pasta bread. Making my own food and shopping isn’t really my issue. My issue is eating out, restaurant pubs lunch places etc not all have a vegan option on their menu. It gets difficult when you’re having dinner with friends but you have to check out potential venues to make sure I can actually eat something there. Having said that, there is a few things I buy from whole foods stores or online that you can’t get in most supermarkets like non dairy ice cream.
Agreed! It’s not healthy to eat so much processed foods. But things without a label, fruit veggies legumes nuts rice etc and whole food stores products are usually better and fair trade. Just get restaurants on board, how many times did I have a catch up at a pub only to find out the only thing on the menu I could eat was a bowl of chips.
We moving to Britain
Stevie Anna-Rae Meldrum
I went vegan for a year and got diagnosed with Crohn’s disease I was so sick. Added chicken and eggs back to my diet and all digestive issues are gone. Research the$#%&!@*out it before you make the choice.
Lucy Lovick have you seen this? X
This would amazing if they did create a proper vegan aisle. I went to Asda yesterday and their range isn’t very big at all. I didn’t realise so many people were changing their lifestyle. X
Gordan Flash Čuka
… yeah …
Great but someone needs to inform restaurants and pubs this as selection on menu’s is generally poor when dining out
Did you use Sieten (wheat meat) in your diet ?
Brian Holt Zalneraitis ❤️❤️❤️
Rachel Turner yesssss!!! If they could put more whole foods stores everywhere that would be awesome!!!:)
Iv been vegan for a year now and have never felt better !!!!
I’ve been zero carb for two years now. I eat raw meat, raw eggs and butter. And I drink water .. I’ve never felt better in my Life.
Dude yeeeesss, and Natural Grocers. I love that place.
Pub chain restaurants need to consider vegan options. When taking my vegan relatives out for a meal it is usually jacket potatoe and salad. Even vegatable curry has yoghurt in it.
Jordan Amy Gray ❤️
Yes! Yes! Yes!!!!!!!!
He’s an$#%&!@* He never says where those stats are from. He’s so focused on himself and enjoys torture of innocent beings. Psychopath? Narcissist also?
IzRell Da Realist
most revert back in a matter of days/weeks though !!
I have IBS and am vegan. The extremely healthy plant -based diet may be just that, but those of us with digestive issues really suffer when we eat too much dietary fiber. Being vegan isn’t incompatible with a digestive illness, but it does require a little bit of planning.
What fantastic news
What are you basing this on?
on the hundreds of people I have met through my business in the catering trade, who have tried it, realised they look anaemic, feel lethargic, and annoy the crap out of the rest of us, and then go back to animal products again.
I’m sure millions love the non meat thing, and I can see the benefits to the animal world, good husbandry and all that, just my observations that’s all. each to their own.
I love this!! Exciting times 😀
Hopefully!!! Wouldn’t it be amazing to see a vegan world before our time is up!
I would love that 😀 I wish there were whole Vegan communities everywhere. That’s where I’d want to love 😀
And I am a happy person!!! N
All looking awesome!
If you eat a balanced diet of vegetables, fruit,grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes your diet is complete. Flavours come from herbs and spices. Not just a benefit to the animal world but the whole world by reducing water land and emissions. Have been vegan for over 40 years and not anaemic and vitamin and mineral levels normal.
I agree restaurants really need to offer us more options. While I appreciate the ones that do, we are sick of black bean burgers and fries.
Andrea you next?
They probably didn’t get through the detox. When most people switch over, and are actually eating a healthy vegan diet, their body is likely to go through detox, which may make you feel not so great.
I have thought a few times about doing this, don’t get me wrong I love my bacon sandwiches, (I sell them for a living) so it wouldn’t be a strictly ethical thing for me, how could it be ?, no it would be a health thing. Ive struggled with the man middle since my twenties, and as you get older its harder to shift, right guys ? just wondered if going over to vegetable living might have a big affect on my life ? The detox thing sounds like a plan, (excuse me for being a complete numpty on this, ive never looked into it before, I just know loads who have given up and gone back to the bacon). If one does a detox, are the odds of willpower to remain increased ? I suppose my biggest issue is a very busy, grab something fatty n quick lifestyle. Not doing a regular shop doesn’t help. So my other question would be, (having never even gazed at a healthy shelf in the supermarket/garage)are the options that Loys Horton mentioned above readily available in snack n grab form ?
The market could now be flooded with$#%&!@*vegan food.
I’m moving to Britain Ashley Rodriguez
Deirdra Barr..we need to get those workshops up and running
As long as no animals died for it who cares?! Veganism isn’t about health eating it’s about saving animals from being murdered!
Hell yessss . Vegan revolution
Edyn Mackney Grace Mackney
Vayne Mur Der-Sinner Dwayne Dandy
As long as the animals are fine I get it. Meanwhile u are poisoned to death with companies jumping on the vegan bandwagon selling$#%&!@*food. Just saying.
God wish we had a shop like that near us !
Muahaha excellent (said with dr. burns voice)
This is awesome!
Jake Kritz I need to start any food item business I’ve suggested lol lets pick one
Susan Jivung Hunter
Mark Miley Jules Emberson Miley xx
Yay! We could do with our “accidentally” vegan foods being labelled as such too.
I applaud you Milos. Your choice of words is correct…it IS addiction in every sense. It’s not easy, but so rewarding once the habits are broken. You’re taking the right steps..
Good for you!
Plus Lauren Stilley I never went thru what u r describing
100% vegan pub in Nottingham so we’re getting there
Why do these people even comment on posts such as these?
I just posted yesterday that I received my lab results from my doctor. I am well within normal limits or better across the board INCLUDING my B12. I take no vitamins or supplements. That is ME…
Rice paper bacon is vegan. Try that on for size. I’m sure all the animals appreciate your ‘moderation’ in their murder
Yeah 1+1 is 2. A statician will ask u what u want it to say
Orrrr I used to be a chef have a very different relationship with meat, did some farming experience and buy local which negates most bad conditions for animals, it’s one of the oldest most sustainable ways of farming, it’s just the big companies mistreating live stock to cut back on money and space. But please carry on with your preachy ways
If it’s a huge part of your trade and you’re aware, I don’t see the issue , I have killed animals myself so I’m not a hypocrite, it’s not that I don’t care it’s just part of my life
Just make a vegan supermarket
Soya is vegan. What’d the problem?
Literally everything you said is false.
> local negates most bad conditions for animals
>one of the most sustainable ways of farming
You come here to argue then say vegans are preachy?
Cry me a river.
Anecdotal data tho’
It’s still vegan.
Raw doesn’t have any meaningful benefits.
I’m sure you’re really exerting your dominance when you roll into the supermarket to buy bacon somebody else has killed and packaged for you.
Veganism is about not eating animal products.
Not about your moral crusade of not eating “processed” foods.
You can ONLY get B12 from animal products or supplements.
A lot of food is fortified, things like plant milks and flour, even in non- vegan foods.
So even if you’re not taking pills your diet is supplemented (yes, even omni diets).
Not that that’s a bad thing, it’s actually a very good thing.
No. It does not reverse cancer.
That’s an outright lie.
Wow you’re so funny are you a comedian?
Kate Gobey nutritionally its not very good for you. Affects brain health in particular
I have studied it and it sure does! You just have to know what your doing is all.
Thanks Tracie, I will look into this a bit deeper. If I get become 25% healthier then its got to be worthwhile. Even if I do annoy the crap out of some, ” oh my god not another fussy eating nerd” cant eat this, wont eat that !!!
Basically I will eat anything, but I know 90% of what I eat is junk.
Jillian Dorsey Hufnagel…
This is great news!
Kate Gobey Cause plastic causes a surplus of estrogen production in humans. Plus, plastic is made of petrol and it takes a lot of energy to make and then recycle. In the US alone, 50 billion water bottles are consumed on an annual basis and over 100 billion plastic carrier bags (it takes 12 million barrels of oil to make these alone) Why put an organic, pesticide free vegetable in a toxic container that takes so much energy to make? Lastly, if it’s in a container, it means it’s traveled from very far to get to you and most likely, the item of food was picked very early and has half of the nutritional value of vegetables grown locally. It’s something to think about. Sometimes I think, ah just one to go cup but then I remember, if we all say that then how many natural resources are we pulling from the ground. As the population of the earth grows, we will have to make different choices as we are putting a great deal of strain on the earth and we have to preserve it so we can keep everyone well fed and healthy. I hope this helped. 🙂
Sofia Zadeh 101 reasons me and freya have to come visit u in england
Oh I wish all supermarkets had a Vegan section like in the photo
Hi yes pls
Have you worked on a local farm, have you had years of buying experience with one farm? I know where my meat comes from and how it’s treated period.
Animal and live stock farming fertilises the ground for crops it makes a cycle which is sustainable, if we just grew vegetable crops our soil over time wouldn’t last. But I agree our greed , consumption and laziness has made these bad conditions for animals I know there’s a problem I’m not arguing that I’m just saying I don’t want to be demonised for eating meat when I’m smart about it, but then again I’ve just realised I don’t give two tosses what you think of me so I suggest you go sit on a carrot and pretend to be a new age hippie while you crochet yourself a band wagon
It’s called a green grocer
LJ LJ Riley
Oh I want this here
It’s great but look at all that packaging……
Could you give us a link to the petition please?
oooo… i shall now go visit these brits 🙂
3.2% of the American public is vegetarian, half of a percent are vegan. And this number stays pretty constant over each generation. How delusional and obsessed in your own world of you do you have to be to think that the country is going vegan
Great news but the restaurants and supermarkets do need to catch up. In my experience -I’m British but live between the US and the U.K.-they are far behind the US when it comes to offering vegan choices.
Hell yeah, go Brits go!!
Most vegans don’t give a crap what pesticides are sprayed in their food. It’s a shame
Confused… Fruit, vegetables, whole grains and legumes are already sold in supermarkets?
Yeah label bananas because people can’t figure out they’re vegan
It’s called the produce section
Lol what. Every section apart from the dairy and meat, is vegan
You mean vegans are just buying more processed stuff
Considering you got that info from Wikipedia, which is pretty much garbage info full of incorrect info here’s some real honest information, if you’re truly interested. https://collectively.org/en/article/the-10-most-vegetarian-countries-in-the-world-in-order-of-meatlessness/
As you can see, this shows just the top 10. Americans may have a low percentage ( and a super high percentage of obesity and related illnesses) but other countries are smarter.
Thank you! One does not need processed vegan/vegetarian products to eat a delicious, nutritious, and available vegan diet.
Considering you have poor reading comprehension skills let me give you some real honest information, if you’re truly interested: my post is specifically about the United States, not other countries. Second, I did not get my information from Wikipedia But thank you for making assumptions. I got it from several sources who all cooperated with each other, one of which being a big-name animal rights vegan organization. Also correlation is not causation… You cannot say country is overweight and has a low percentage of vegans therefore they are overweight because they are not be getting. That’s not how science works. You can also not assume intelligence based off of diet. The fact is that the average percentage of American populace that is vegetarian at any given time fluctuates between 3% and 5%. Vegan does not go above 1%. These are the facts. You may not like them, but that doesn’t matter.
I have no problem with people following a vegan diet. I do have a problem with the constant proselytism I get from vegans. I have been vegetarian for 40 years and I have never tried to impose my diet on others. So why is it that every time I talk with vegans they try to tell me what a terrible person I am for not following their option.
I do too… I made a vow i would never push it on others….nor do i expect them to adapt to me. If they invite me to dinner i do not dictate what they must make…
I am always happy to cook vegan. If I invite someone I want to provide for them. I was rather offended though when one vegan brought her own plates in case mine might have had meat on them in the past.
Don’t be offended. You practice a disgusting and cruel habit. Of course your ethical friends wouldn’t want to eat off of plates that had corpses on them.
Extremists exist in all guises. I was veggie most of my life and now vegan and I am relieved and happy to be so. Most of my loved ones still eat meat. It is not my job to change them. Brush off the extremists and realise passion and belief often take away our consideration for others ways 🙂
George Horlock *Paul Chuckle’s laugh*
You miss my point, MaraVranjkovi. There are very few vegan options in restaurants or supermarkets, especially in the UK. In the US I have far more choice when I eat out and a better selection of raw ingredients that are vegan. Don’t assume anything that doesn’t obviously contain meat or dairy is vegan. Many items a contain animal products that are not obvious unless you know what you’re looking for.
Yeah read this the other day. Pretty cool!
Britain is so far ahead of us Americans
Yes we are
Kat Elvischi I must take a trip across the pond
Katherine Jackson Good news for you!!
Guess you better come with me!
Caitlin McCarthy ok twist my arm I’m in
honestly probably going to return a vegan
Kyle Aaron Monczak
new country new Caitlin?
veganism is only ⅓ of my summer life changes pick up your game
Arielle Spanvill Cortney Lovell Dominique Teresa Vyborny Carly Elizabeth Keyes Adam Sud Vikram Surya Chiruvolu
Sue Zi Barbour Diane Hunter vegan products….
Brittany Cash There’s hope for Rob yet!???
Love love love the idea of a plant-based foods aisle/section in grocery!!
Vikram Surya Chiruvolu there has always been a plant-based section. It’s called the produce section
🙂 Right on Adam! And, having just spent a week with family who have long been conscious eaters of various kinds, but who resist or struggle with going vegan, all the meat & dairy substitute “products” — Gardein, Boca, Beyond Meat, Daiya, SoDelicious, Vegenaise, etc — do help people transition!! And it does create friction for people to have animal products snuck into otherwise plant-based … Beef flavoring, chicken stock, pig lard, dairy whey, fish sauce are all common ingredients of packaged food products easily substituted & not obvious, but it’s difficult to even know when to suspect. For example, I ate Nutella occasionally for about a year after deciding to go plant-based before I learned it had whey–I didn’t even think to check. A plant-based food aisle would have helped a lot. Or maybe even a plant-based section of each aisle!
Charlotte Mae Clemens 😉 🙂
Forget a vegan aisle, I want a whole vegan supermarket please.
Aimee Goddard 🙂 🙂
Vikram Surya Chiruvolu whole foods market has a vegan aisle in their stores
Some people aren’t good at cooking from scratch, some are restricted with time, and when you first transition having ready prepared meals helps a lot
How great Adam–don’t shop there much so didn’t know this… Makes me think though it ought to be reversed — where everything with animals is confined to its own section… Now just imagine that!! 🙂
Hannah McCoy my sentiments exactly.
Animals are still killed in the process of crop production, a vegan diet doesn’t necessarily mean death free unfortunately :(. Death is inevitable no matter what lifestyle people choose.
C’mon, don’t be silly. There is a difference between killing accidentally and killing on purpose for personal pleasure. Meat eaters are a lower form of human. It’s just a fact.
Christy, that was absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much for this information.
Much love <3
Vikram Surya Chiruvolu that would be great
Better yet how about no animals anything ;)))))) love u both!
Rachel Commandant Melanie Cubitt Emma McDonald
No matter what people say this is on the way up and will be the norm very soon For all life the planet our health our brains Its the only way What don’t people get????????????????????????????
Best news I’ve heard all day!
I agree best news I’ve read all day! About time!
People are realising it’s time to step up to the plate to save the planet….!! And the animals welfare and our health… Real humans don’t eat animals… Thankfully, there seems to be more and more humans exposing their existence, amongst the alien masqueraders who are raping and killing our home and all who dwell here…
Mara you would be shocked at what is in the food you eat if you think only the meat and dairy sections are non vegan.
Caroline Cooper Robert Allan
Hannah McCoy this post is about the UK ha.
Mariam Habib menmen
Lol…vegan commenting on someone else’s “moral crusade”.
It’s about supply and demand. There are not enough vegans out there to cause a restaurant to spend the time headache and money to try to add vegan options to their menu outside of black bean and veggie burgers. If 20% of the population for vegan then sure… But half a percent of the population does not have enough of an effect on the market to cause restaurants to change their menus. This is why in places with higher percentages of vegans locally, like New York, and in Southern California, there are entire cafes and restaurants dedicated to serving vegan foods. Real Food Daily is an example in Los Angeles. I don’t think begins in the United States realize how few vegans there are. Propaganda put out like this is one of the reasons why probably. It makes it seem like a vegan is in a sweeping the nation… But it’s not. Privileged opinionated Millennials have the ability and luxury to eating vegan diet… The rest of America does not.
Or a new generation of people who went back to eating animals the way they’re supposed to be eaten, humanely, locally, and using permaculture style farming. I don’t think a significant portion of children would stop eating meat just because they found out what part of the cow it was, or even if they saw how inhumanely they are treated, Howard, and slaughtered in factory-style farms. Is it because humans are biologically designed to consume animal products. So they will probably do what most people do which is go oh man that’s sad, I don’t like that, but then continue eating meat. Just like people know that their taxes are used to fund Wars and drop bombs on brown people, and they go oh man that’s sad, I wish it wasn’t like that… And then continue to pay their taxes. What’s much more likely, and has been proven more effective, is instead of trying to convince the entire country to go vegan, doing what is necessary to undercut factory farms, and put the money back in the hands of small local Humane organic farmers who use permaculture methods. This not only ensures much better treatment for the animals themselves, but has an amazing impact on the environment, lowers the cost of the meat, and makes it available to many of the people who are buying cheap Factory Farms meat because it’s all they can afford. The problem is the lobbies and the government working together to find factory farming and subsidize it… They have put Humane farming out of business and most of the country. Is vegans put much effort into I’m doing this as they did into trying to talk everyone into being vegan, it would actually save and improve the lives of way more farm animals. Even if they could get twice as many people to be vegan as there are now… That would be 1% of the United States population. 1% is not enough to have an impact on the amount of farm animal Slaughter, or the way it is done. It literally doesn’t affect it. Even if there were ten times as many vegans as there are now, that would be 5% of the population. That barely makes a dent in any sort of supply and demand or Market change.
first and foremost: there is NO such thing as “humane” slaughter! it doesn’t exist! you cannot murder millions of animals a day and call that humane even if they aren’t shoved together in factory farms. murder is murder.
second: what “amazing impact” does the farms you are advocating for have on the environment? because organic, free-range farms are actually worse for the environment than factory farms, or at least close to it. it would take the entire north american continent and a bit of south america to feed the meat demand of just the united states. and that’s assuming all that land is dedicated only to farms.
vegans want to stop the exploitation and murder of animals completely. not make it more “humane”.
Wow! And silly me thought that there would be centuries to come. ..
Devil worship isn’t cool anymore?
Love being vegan!
We are all meat stop eating yourselves
Holly Woods Roper I wouldn’t brag about that
Haha you switched from being nonvegan to be being a pretentious nonvegan support humane exploitation and murder! Stop using speculated stats as facts! And lastly, learn to read science, and understand that correlational studies, epidemiological studies are as important as experimental ones. ” stocks do not support that being nonvegan- vegetarian actually helps farm animal welfare” this is the most hypocritical statement I have ever read!!!lol
Imogen Minoli drop your expectation..why should she be reading the article when she seems so informed about USA?? Informed to sharing biases and opinions, not facts and scientific evidence! Don’t get me started on that one!
Although Britain may have a faster growing number of vegans overall, I do feel that in the bigger American cities, there are far more readily available vegan options. I lived in London for the last 4 years and found it not nearly as easy to be vegan as it is in New York City where I have now moved. There are at least 10 excellent/award-winning vegan restaurants within a 10 minute walk of my apartment in the East Village. As well, most restaurants in NYC have at least one vegan option and are quite knowledgeable about veganism. I did not find that to be the case at all in London. In London, there were a few places here and there but you’d have to travel long distances sometimes to get to them and most non-vegan places did not know what “vegan” meant exactly. (I think the American customer service catering to customers’ needs more probably plays a role here as well.)
Wendy, do you mind me asking if you’ve ever tried the Arbonne vegan range? I’m a Nutritionist and NLP Practitioner based in London and use the range in my practice. I’d be happy to send you some samples if you’d like to test them out. I think the great thing about the range (apart from being vegan and gluten-free!!) is the ease of ordering online!
I’m vegan and I try to stay away from processed stuff since it’s just as bad as any other processed good. I try to eat natural.
Lets go visit
Wish stores in my area made it this easy and had vegan sections!
Evette Sham Mary St
Veganism is definitely growing in the UK. I know a very large number of vegans, who have actually decided to go that way not specifically because of animal welfare, but because of the environmental benefits. In a world with increasing human populations, we have (and will have in the future) severe food and water shortages and it simply doesn’t make sense to use crops and water to feed animals that we’ll later eat, when we could just eat the crops ourselves.
Having recently looked closer at the side effects of preservatives in foods I completely agree that going fresh and away from processed foods is the best way forward. When health issues arrise withing the family unit it is worth looking at the foods and drinks you’re consuming. For example I was shocked to find that the preservative in almost all Cordial squash drinks ‘should not be consumed by children’. Scary then that this is who they are markered towards.
You’re other comment about “eating animals ‘humanely'”… Classic!! You’re amazing.
I do hear more about great vegan food events in the UK than the US.
I love it!!! I feel a lot better health wise since I gave up meat.
Respectfully, I disagree. I think there’s hope.
Just came to the comments to see what country it is…. Don’t think anyone truly cares about your opinions
We’re maybe catching up with Italy Thor Leo ☺
Harry Thomas I’m coming to England if this petition goes aheaf
Sounds good to me
Sign it plez
I’m a self-employed Nutritionist so this is great news for me. I supply athletes and sports teams with the Arbonne vegan range. Most of the teams I deal with were used to taking the typical whey protein from cheap sources, the response from the players and the coaches to the Arbonne range has been phenomenal so far. Rio gold medal winner Brett Parks has been great for publicising the benefits and efficacy of the line as well. So for any of you that are looking for effective vegan health and wellness products please feel free to get in touch for more info. And of course if any you are business-minded and see the massive growth and potential with a vegan network marketing business then i’d also be happy to chat with you about the business side of things as well. Warmest Wishes, Marie http://www.insideoutconsultancy.co.uk