One-Third of Canadians are Eating Less Meat, Survey Says
From the variety of veg-oriented products on the market and the amount of celebrities talking up their plant-based lifestyles, anyone can see that veganism and vegetarianism are the wave of the future. A survey commissioned by the Vancouver Humane Society revealed how one-third of Canadians are already eating less meat than in the past, including those who are entirely veg*n.
Each province varied slightly in their responses, yet mostly showed a similar trend of plant-based tendencies. British Columbia ranked highest with 13 percent of the population identifying as vegetarian and an additional 26 percent saying they’ve cut back on meat intake. Quebec and Ontario revealed similar results with 30 percent and 23 percent reporting lower meat consumption.
Not surprisingly, adults under thee age of 55 were most likely to identify as vegetarian, yet older adults still widely will admit to reducing their intake of animal products. An interesting follow-up study would be finding out just what motivates Canadians to “just say no” to meat: animal protection, environmental issues, or health concerns?
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