We heard in class that the UN urges people to choose veganism over meat-eating diets. Over 70 percent of global freshwater consumption goes towards the agriculture of meat and dairy products. I was astonished to hear that. I think that fact alone is enough to start to inspire people to change their eating habits.
But how many people are actually vegan right now?
In America it looks like about 3.5-5% or 7.3 million people in the United States identify as vegetarian. Even less are vegan: about .5% Those aren’t very big numbers, but the seem to be on the rise.
Since we began talking about organic and veganism, I’ve decided I want to try out some vegetarian/vegan recipes… I mean, more advanced dishes than salads. I don’t think I eat that much meat as is, and I think I probably only have red meat three times in the past year? But I would like to see if I could cut down on my consumption of it.
Dairy and eggs would harder for me to give up altogether, however.