Veganism Trending in China

veggie-stir-fry.jpgVeganism is on the rise! The reason? People are realizing the impact their food choices have not only on animals, but on their health and the environment.

In a recent Public Radio International segment, Chinese pop singer Long Kuan delved into the reasons behind the increasing vegetarian population and argued that more people should adopt a plant-based diet. Kuan became vegetarian after reading a United Nations report that blamed meat production for generating more greenhouse gas emissions than all of the cars, planes, and other forms of transportation combined.

China once praised a meat-inclusive diet as one of success and prosperity, but vegetarianism is growing in popularity as more people recognize the health benefits and become more eco-conscious. Although China's vegetarian population is 3-4 percent of its total population, this consists of about fifty million people. This represents a huge change from as recently as ten years ago when vegetarianism was a novel concept and very few restaurants offered meat-free dishes.

The Chinese aren't the only ones embracing a compassionate vegetarian diet. School districts and cities all over the United States, and celebrities and athletes worldwide are making the change!

The transition to a plant-based diet has never been easier or more tasty, with cruelty-free alternatives to traditional meat, egg, and dairy products widely available. To learn more about making the switch to a healthy and humane vegan lifestyle, visit Click here for your free Vegetarian Starter Guide.