As the world goes on challenging the pandemic every day, people have begun accepting their new normal arising out of various reasons. The only difference is, now it has been an obligation rather than a choice to look for. If you are also thinking to decrease your non-vegetarian consumption, the call of the hour would highly encourage you to do so.
The new devoir: Going vegan
Recently, research has indicated that millions from the population have reduced their intake of animal-based products in the quarantine period including meat and dairy items.
The study carried out by The Vegan Society has revealed that one in five (20 per cent) of Britons have lessened their meat ingestion while 15 per cent have lowered their dairy and/or egg consumption during the lockdown.
The obvious rationale behind the modification
Such a conclusion has reflected upon a major change in the pattern of consumption habits besides projecting scarcity of foods in the nation’s supermarkets.
Out of the clustered samples from the population, 43 per cent have reduced meat consumption owing to reasons of health, environmental or animal rights. In fact, 15 per cent of them have opted for substitutes due to monetary crunch.
For a benefitting lifestyle
The spokesperson for The Vegan Society, Matt Turner ascertained, “After the unprecedented success of Veganuary and the swathes of new vegan products hitting the shelves in recent months, it’s no surprise that many consumers have made the switch to plant-based alternatives during the COVID-19 pandemic…”
Out of the 3,682 individuals who were observed, many have ended up in buying vegan food items for the first time, such as almond milk, vegan sausages, and soya milk. Later on, Turner added, “Many Brits are trying these alternatives for the first time and enjoying them so much that they intend on keeping them in their shopping basket when we return to normal times.”