Note the link says one third that magically disappears.
Fake news, people who can afford to go to Waitrose are going to boutique butchers.
“One in eight”
“Britons is now vegetarian or vegan, according to a new report on food shopping that underlines a revolution in the UK’s eating habits.”
Invest in healthcare, there’s a boom in medical conditions on the horizon.
Veganism: The brain aging diet?
Vegetarian and vegan are totally different diets, stop conflating them, the false equivalence gives me a Vitamin B12 deficiency brain shrinkage headache.
There’s also the blatantly obvious fact that more plants increases pesticide ingestion. Organic plants still contain a lot of pesticide, increasing intake substantially (% of diet) will steamroll omnivore consumption.
Plus the animal and bug murder of ‘pest control’.
A five year-old could understand that making food involves killing things, that also want to eat your food. Biological competition?
Here’s where they sneak in the propaganda:
“A series of influential reports have said that avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way consumers can reduce their environmental impact on the planet, because farming animals is such a CO2-intensive process.”
So is the article about a Waitrose survey or mysterious, unlinked (!) reports?
“Nick Palmer, the head of Compassion in World Farming UK says “Science proves that the healthiest diet is one that is plant-heavy. By eating less meat, fish, eggs and dairy
most food, then
and choosing higher welfare when we do, we can all help animals, people and the planet.””
Science proves – no, it doesn’t.
Source? There are certainly no solid studies like that on vegans. We’ve been looking but all they hand us is hand-waving conjecture and reddit-tier self-report. Scientism promotes the high-fructose diet of veganism and their skin shows it.
Also, people are animals. If you really wanted to help the planet, you’d commit suicide. Total extinction of your carbon footprint, as a carbon-based life form.
The Waitrose info seems to confirm it’s a static fad, as in, no new people are taking it up.
“Publication of the findings represents awkward timing for Waitrose.” PR. Fake news. A term banned in the press here now.
Faking data for the public should be illegal, especially when these people are dispensing medical advice.
Back to pure, organic bullshit:
“The number of vegans in the UK, who shun all animal products including dairy and eggs, has grown fourfold in the past four years from 150,000 to 600,000,”
Wait for it.
“…according to the Vegan Society.”
Would they lie to us? And that isn’t very encouraging considering rising obesity levels, what % of vegetarians and what % of vegans are overweight at all?
Look at the Waitrose data. There are tiny percentages involved.
For <50s, the number is static between age ranges. There is no movement.
The lines added represent the mean for almost all age groups, and it wobbles within 1-2%, nothing!
“Waitrose was the first UK supermarket to install dedicated vegan sections in 134 of its stores in May.”
Ah, this is an advert.
What’s the difference between a cucumber and a vegan cucumber?
What you do with it.
That justifies the price hike.
“This year, we’ve seen vegan food go mainstream” said Natalie Mitchell.
No, it isn’t, the rate of uptake isn’t higher with people under 30 or even 20.
If you’re gonna lie with statistics, get good with it?
“people are discovering that it tastes amazing.”
“Many of the vegan and vegetarian respondents said they missed bacon sandwiches and pork scratchings.”
“About 60% of vegans and 40% of vegetarians surveyed said they had adopted the lifestyle over the past five years, with 55% citing animal welfare concerns, 45% health reasons and 38% environmental issues.”
So what? Relevance? Make a different article proving that.
They don’t want to label halal meat, let alone ban its inhumane production in this country. They don’t care about the animals. Whatsoever.
There are no good studies I’ve seen on veganism altogether and vegetarian studies are fraught with method errors then environment – well, most new meat demand comes from China so you’re barking up the wrong tree. And their demand is only rising with their population boom.
That is not your imagination, Israel consumes BY FAR the most meat in the world (poultry value cinches it).
When are you shaming them, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Peru?
Are the Guardian calling on the UK government to reduce production in this country of Halal and Kosher meat (insufficiently or not at all stunned, torturing the animal?) and to stop selling it abroad, increasing cruel meat demand? No? Then they don’t care about the animals.
“Scientific research published this year found that without meat and dairy consumption, global farmland use could be reduced by more than 75% – an area equivalent to the US, China, the EU and Australia combined – and still feed the world.”
So who eats the most meat? Clue – not white people! Are we all meant to go on rations (worse than rations, majority food group eradication) for the supposed benefit of other people in the world who don’t?
Shaming people for eating, they’re totally serious.
BCD – children deserve to develop properly and adults require adequate nutrition for fertility, especially women. I’m shocked the feminists are too dense to twig that shaming dairy is heavily sexist against women.
Before someone who can’t google gets triggered at the word ‘sexist’…
“Researchers in the United States have found a link between a low-fat dairy diet and increased risk of anovulatory infertility.” For one study.
There is definitely a link between veganism (worse, no dairy) and female infertility which remains unexplored.
“In the drinks aisle, Waitrose singles out the popularity of organic wine.”
Alcohol is proven to permanently damage your DNA. Health reasons, huh? Not signalling?
Wine doesn’t have mental benefits over beer, either. It’s false stereotype.
“Waitrose’s managing director, Rob Collins, said: “Being mindful of how we live and eat has become a priority in today’s world. As we become increasingly mindful of our own health, the wellbeing of our family and that of the planet, we’re reshaping how we shop, cook and eat.””
Read: consume less food so your betters can consume more, for the good of socialist globalism.
It won’t make you stupider, that’s impossible….
“It was this new meat diet, full of densely-packed nutrients, that provided the catalyst for human evolution, particularly the growth of the brain…”
Fun fact: A lot of Hollywood goes vegan because it allows their body to handle more drug abuse.
“Is Your Medicine Vegan? Probably Not”
The Darwin Awards need a Vegan section.
“Some people avoid products that are tested on or derived from animals, but don’t feel drug-use, smoking, and the like are directly related to the issue of animal cruelty.”
Here’s an illustration of the issue I take with surveys on diet.
I hand-typed this.
2007 – 3618 adults
2009 – 3219 adults
2010 – 548 adults
2011 – 1031 adults
2012 – 1491 adults surveyed.
2007 – 3% vegetarian (more female), 2% vegan (more men).
2009 – 3% vegetarian, 5% partially (WTF is that? That’s normal).
2010 – 2% adults AND children vegetarian. Less than 1% vegan.
2011 – 2% adults AND children vegetarian. Less than 1% vegan.
2012 – 2% adults AND children vegetarian. Less than 1% vegan.
Opposite politics, reporting the same shoddy “data”.
Thinks that make you go Hmmmmm….
What propaganda? Fake news is banned.
You don’t need a phrase like that.
“As of 2016, Asia Pacific held the largest share of vegan consumers globally, with approximately nine percent of people following a vegan diet in this area.”