Just before Christmas I gave up meat, having spent most of last year considering it and gradually cutting back. And I’m not the only one – recently I’ve noticed a growing trend for veggie and vegan options. For National Vegetarian Week I spoke to some young women who have recently given up or cut back on their animal-based diets, to find out why so many millennials are falling out of love with meat.
“Recent research commissioned by the Vegetarian Society suggests mine and my mates’ changing diet is part of a bigger pattern – three out of ten Brits have reduced the amount of meat they eat over the last year, including 34 per cent of women. And, although over 65s are the most likely to have reduced their meat intake, more than a third of 18-34 year olds said they’d either stopped or cut back on eating meat, or were considering doing so.”