NOTNew research by holiday rental specialist holidaycottages.co.uk has found that nearly one in three Britons (28%) would consider adopting a vegan or vegetarian diet in the future, while one in five (20%) already currently identify as vegan or vegan. vegetarian.
According to Siobhan Dolan, public relations manager of the association Vegan Viva! “This Veganuary has reached an all-time high as over 600,000 people have signed up and pledged to try veganism. Over the past few years, veganism has exploded as more and more people choose a mode of compassionate life and now we see supermarkets, restaurants and food producers fighting to create the best plant-based foods.
Research has found that there is an age difference among Britons who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. 18-24 year olds are almost twice as likely to be vegetarian (19%) as 45-54 year olds (11%). On top of that, almost twice as many 18-24 year olds (27%) would consider becoming a vegetarian than 55-64 year olds (17%).
The difference between generations becomes even more apparent as 11% of 25-34 year olds would consider going vegan, compared to just 2% of those over 65, according to the study.
The data showed that nearly two-fifths of women (37%) would reduce their consumption of meat and dairy products, compared to just one in four men (25%). Additionally, 41% of UK men would not consider switching to a plant-based diet, while only 32% of UK women would be against the idea.
Siobhan adds, “Historically, veganism has been more popular with women than men. However, as plant proteins have become more widely available and promoted, we are starting to see a huge increase in the number of men choosing to eat vegan. Today, people from all walks of life choose vegan among top athletes, celebrities, and the general public.