From college cafeterias to celebrity kitchens, enthusiasm for cruelty-free cuisine has never been greater - prompting more and more restaurateurs and major foodservice companies to expand their vegetarian meal offerings. According to industry reports, per capita meat consumption in the United States has been steadily declining for the past six years and can be at least partially credited to continued media exposure of animal welfare issues.
Now, the results of a national poll offer further proof that plant-based eating is going mainstream. Commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group earlier this year, a Harris Interactive poll has revealed that about one third of Americans eat vegetarian fare a significant amount of the time and about 7.5 million people in the United States are vegan.
Whether you're interested in plant-based eating out of concern for animals, the environment, or your health, you're certainly in good company. Be sure to check out ChooseVeg.com for many delicious recipes and helpful tips on transitioning to a healthy and humane way of living.
New Poll: Number of Vegetarians on the Rise?
by - Dec 7, 2011