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VEGANISM

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Grace Hang

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Transcript of VEGANISM

Significance of Veganism
"vegan-ism"
Statistics on Veganism
The graph below shows the increase in people searching for the term "vegan" on Google
Why has veganism emerged?
Application of Veganism in Society
Preferred athletes, animal rights activists and celebrities
Ethical debate
More cafes and restaurants serving vegan-friendly foods: soy lattes
Food manufacturing companies- 'meat alternatives' (tofu chicken)
Subway releasing new range of vegan sandwich options- 'sweet riblet' 'malibu greek' 'italian black bean'
What is driving this trend?
People wanting to adopt a healthier lifestyle
Animal rights
Disease prevention - cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure
Influence from celebrities
Environmental protection and sustainability
More people are realising the harsh treatment of animals
People are becoming more health conscious
Eating vegan has become a cheaper option
Vegan diets now have more success claims and success stories
"If one person exchanges eating meat for a vegan diet they'll reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 tons per year"
Famous Celebrities Who Are Vegan
Evaluation
Has a lasting mental and health impact on the individual-
not
a gimmick
Trend has been ongoing since 2000's
So many people have benefitted from a vegan diet
Converted the ways many people think about animal rights and cruelty
Significant impact on environment- reducing carbon footprint
Not very popular yet in Australia but has gained popularity in America, India and China
Around 5% of Australians say they follow a vegan or vegetarian diet
Australians have been consuming more fruits and veges. (On avg.) 2 serves of fruit and 2-3 serves of vegetables
What is Veganism?

The practice of abstaining from the use of animal products particularly in diet
Referred to as a 'lifestyle'
Not to be confused with vegetarianism
NO meat, fish, poultry, dairy, honey etc.
Extreme vegans will eliminate everyday household items such as leather furniture, cosmetics etc.
'Green Monster Smoothie'
kale, cucumber, apples, ginger, lemons
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