There are over 3 million vegetarians – people who don’t eat meat - in the UK today and the number is rising. Some believe that eating meat is cruel because the animals can be treated badly. Others feel that a meat-free diet is healthier. People are also concerned with how our food is produced. Many don’t agree with GM (genetically modified) food and intensive farming. They want their food to be organically farmed.
How important is meat in your diet? Could you happily live without ever eating any meat? In the UK vegetarianism is becoming more and more popular.
Vegetarianism is increasing in the UK as more and more British people are deciding not to eat meat and animal products. According to the Vegetarian Society, 2000 people are giving up meat and ‘going veggie’ in Britain every week. There’s even a ‘National Vegetarian Week’ organised every year to encourage people to try a meat-free lifestyle.
Vegetarians and vegans