12 % of adults in Britain Vegetarian

It is obviously a complete accident that we are about to study vegetarianism in our Year 11 classes and World Vegetarian Day has just taken place on October 1st. It is a day of celebration established “To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.”In fact World Vegetarian Day initiates the month of October as Vegetarian Awareness Month,  which ends with November 1st as World Vegan Day.

world-vegetarian-day Amanda Holden has written in the Independent about why being vegetarian is a life saving change you can make to your diet. It isn’t simply a personal decision either, by no longer eating meat the world can seriously reduce its carbon footprint. The Worldwatch Institute estimates that a staggering 51 per cent of greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide is a result of “livestock and their by-products”. It’s no wonder the United Nations has concluded that a global shift to a vegan diet is vital to alleviating the worst effects of climate change.

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