A new survey reveals that the number of vegans in the UK has risen from 1% to 7% since 2016.
The survey, conducted by comparethemarket.com, shows that the total number of vegans in the UK is now over 3.5 million.
For the animals, for the planet and for our health
Veganism has seen a staggering 700% growth since 2016 and also now over seven million Brits are vegetarian with an aim to reduce their carbon footprint.
The study also revealed that 80% of Brits would rather give up meat than give up their car.
According to Professor Roberts, the first Frank Jackson Professor of the Environment at Gresham College, said: “The good news is that more practical changes, such as a shift in diet, could be a superior solution to having a positive impact on the environment.”
Veganuary saw it’s most popular campaign ever this year with over 160,000 people signing up to go vegan for the whole month of January.
The most important reason for people going vegan for January was ‘animal welfare’ with ‘environment’ and ‘health’ being also popular factors.
“From farm to fork and beyond, food accounts for about 20 percent of all of our greenhouse gas emissions,” Professor Roberts continued. “Estimates suggest that if all of our meat eaters switched to a vegan diet, it would roughly halve total greenhouse gas emissions associated with food“.