With the increasing number of people turning to vegan, it has become more and more known to people all over the world. So, what exactly is this diet? That is to completely eliminate food and use foods and products containing animal raw materials. The life creed pursued by these people are intend to think that animals should not be squeezed for food or any other purpose. The biggest difference between a vegan diet and a vegetarian diet is that a vegetarian diet only does not eat meat or fish. In addition to the diet, it does not eat dairy products, eggs, honey and other animal products. Therefore, some people call this a "plant-only" diet. At the level of life, if you strictly obey to the philosophy, you do not buy products containing animal ingredients, such as cosmetics, clothes made of fur, and hair.
More and more people are joining and become a vegan, and it is not unrelated to openly talking about the topic with many politicians and celebrities. Former US President Bill Clinton (Bill Clinton) turned to this diet in 2010 due to health reasons. The leader of the British Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, switched to the diet after years of being a vegetarian. The evergreen U.S. tennis player Venus Williams and the famous actress Ariana Grande are all having this diet. In recent years, as more and more vegan cafes and restaurants have opened in response to the trend, these people have more and more choices, opening the door to this diet trend.
The reasons for people pursuing such diet or living style are varied, but mainly include the following. Some people become vegan because of their love for animals. They think that harming and killing animals is very cruel. In addition, they are also concerned about the animal breeding environment, especially the treatment of cows and laying hens in industrialized farms.
According to the United Nations, greenhouse gas emissions from the livestock industry account for nearly 15% of the world's total emissions from human activities. This is equivalent to the total emissions of all cars, trains, ships and airplanes in the world. A cow emits about 400 liters of harmful methane gas every day, causing damage to the environment. In addition, in order to produce meat and dairy products, more agricultural land is needed for animal husbandry. Some of them said that they no longer eat meat for health reasons; but some people are also worried that this diet will affect the body's intake of vitamins and minerals. In this regard, nutrition experts from the British Dietetic Association said, "Such diet can be enjoyed by both adults and children as long as it is balanced." However, experts also cautioned that the food in the diet must be carefully planned to ensure that the ingredients contain sufficient nutrients. There may be issues dining out with meat eating friends, while it's hard to adjust, the world is full of flowers. Accepting and respecting different dietary creeds is a symbol of social tolerance, health and harmony.