Veganism 🥗 is a the practice of abstaining from animal products, particularly in diet. Well-organized vegan diets are regarded as appropriate for all stages of life. Nevertheless, some Nutrition and Food institutions do not recommend these types of diets for children or adolescents, or during pregnancy. In 1838, James Pierrepont Greaves founded the Concordium, an English Vegan Community. More recently, in the 1960s and 1970s, a vegetarian food movement emerged as part of the counterculture in the United States that focused on concerns about diet, the environment, and distrust of food producers, leading to increasing interest in organic gardening. Since then, for instance, Vegan Athletes have started normalizing Plant-Based Eating.
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Facts About Veganism 🤓
- The Vegan Trademark was introduced in 1990 to help businesses showcase their products meeting the authentic international vegan standard set by The Vegan Society. Today, over 63,000 products from more than 2,500 companies are registered globally, including 25,000 cosmetics and toiletries, and 18,000 food and drink items.
- By 2026, the vegan market will be worth $24.3 billion.
- The number of vegans is approximately 79 million. And Between 2% and 6% of the US population is vegan.
Most Vegetarian- & Vegan-Friendly Cities
WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 17 key indicators of vegan- and vegetarian-friendliness. They examined each city based on such metrics as the cost of groceries for vegetarians, the share of restaurants serving meatless options, and salad shops per capita. Here’s the top 10:
The full dataset is available and represented in this data notebook and allowed us to generate the below scatter plot that displays the repartition of the top 50 cities based on their affordability score.
Is Veganism Growing?
Search data from Google Trends shows an impressive worldwide increase in interest in veganism from 2004 to 2022. The top regions include Israel, Australia, the United Kingdom, Austria, and New Zealand.
Data is hard to qualify, just as stats are. This is because a lot of the figures arising come from surveys and consumer trends, which don’t always give a clear or honest insight. We built a Noteable data notebook to look into some trends solely with no-code visualization.
We see that most people don’t follow a specific diet and despite the Vegan trends becoming more popular, it’s still one of the least common diet.
What about Milk and Veganism?
I can speak by experience about this one! I’m not a Vegan, but I’ve been solely drinking Almond milk 🍃 for more than 10 years now. Tho, I used to chug gallons of cow milk 🐄 everyday as a kid! Here are 10 myths about Cow milk. As a non-vegan will I feed cow milk or substitutes to my kids? Who knows! They will get to try them all and choose! Now back to data 📊.
Looking into Diets by age
It looks like that in 2022 younger adults are less likely to eat meat.
Overall we can conclude that Vegan is taking off, but it’s still a very small portion of the population. It was interesting to realize that younger adults are more inclined to have a vegan lifestyle but also to be less specific about their diets. A bit confusing… 😶🌫️!
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