US Vegan & Vegetarian Population Now 16 Million!

USA: A ‘Vegan Country’ By 2050?

This fascinating article from The Raw Food World is based on statistics gathered in 2012, so we could probably assume that the numbers have grown even more since then given the growing movement to label/ban GMO’s, the increase in demand for more humane farming practices, a growing consciousness of our ecological footprint and the increasing evidence of the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Whilst Clean Food Now is not a ‘strictly vegetarian’ site (we acknowledge its ‘not everyone’s preference’), we do wholeheartedly embrace vegetarian and vegan eating and believe it has a place in every ‘healthy/clean diet’ in whatever amount you wish to incorporate.  There are many significant benefits to this style of eating for your health and the planet, so even a few vegetarian/vegan meals a week makes a positive impact.

Read more of the article from The Raw Food World below:

“(TRFW News) In 2009, a tiny one percent of the US population reported eating vegetarian or vegan. Now, 5% of the United States population is vegetarian and half of those people are vegan. The rates have skyrocketed over the last five years and studies show the rates are climbing…..

Why the United States is Going Veg

…..Approximately 42% of those who do not eat animal products say that they went vegan after they saw an educational film. Sixty-nine percent said they chose to eat a vegan diet to support the ethical treatment of animals. Forty-five percent say they transitioned into veganism over time and of all those who are vegan, 52% say they have been eating vegan for less than 10 years……

Which Other Factors Are Involved?

Of all these vegetarians and vegans, the vast majority are women. (2) ….Women  make up 79% percent of the vegan group and 59% of the vegetarian group. (2)

….As of 2012, meat consumption was down a massive 12.2% from 2007….

….Google reported a three-fold increase in vegan searches from 2007 to 2014! A search for “vegan 2007″ showed over 1,600 results while a search for “vegan 2014″ showed over 24,000 results! (3)

….Athletes, talk show hosts, millionaires, and even political figures are now turning to a veggie-based diet or a completely vegan diet.

….Many new exclusive vegan restaurants are open now that weren’t around five years ago. Supermarkets now cater to vegans and offer more vegan or vegetarian products and the online raw vegan food industry has been thriving the last five years and only continues to grow. In fact, it’s now estimated that by 2050, America may be a “vegan country”, at least by a large percentage! (3,4)”

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The Raw Food World

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