When it comes to drinking, home cooking or exercising, which are just a couple of the latest trends around, we all know that you can adopt them more or less. However, with being a vegetarian there’s no middle way: you are one or not. Only one mistake will make you suddenly a meat-eater again, so you have to be really careful with that.
Lots of Vegans
The Vegan Society reported that there are 3.5 times more vegans in 2016 than they were in 2006. Another report made by the NHS says that more than 1.2 million people are vegetarian in the UK. Also, a survey made by YouGov claims that a quarter of the British youth needs to cut back on the meat.
A New Trend in Town
However, at the same time, there is another movement that is catching up with more and more people. Brian Kateman is a co-founder of the Reducetarian movement, which is a group that simply aims to eat less meat. There are various reasons behind their decisions, just like with the vegetarian group.
Most people join the Reducetarian group because they think it’s healthier. And indeed, it is better for their own health, but not only. According to various surveys and statistics, producing all the meat that is required affects the environment. All the factories that slaughter animals and prepare the food or other products help pollute the world. In this way, by cutting down on the demand for meat, people believe they can help the entire planet as well.
Even so, this contradicts somewhat the principles that guide the vegetarians and the vegans, since reducetarians still eat meat. However, each of them sets a rule they want to respect, such as eating meat once or twice a week and then gradually cut down more.