Martin Cohen has no formal conflicts of interests although in a wider sense he is a long-time campaigner on ecological issues and the author of a recent book advancing philosophical and sociological arguments for a more ethical and holistic approach to food. He is affiliated pro-bono with both the Belgian Association of Meat Science and Technology, a non-funded academic organisation grouping various Belgian scientists, and the scientific committee of the Institute Danone Belgium. After decades in which the number of people choosing to cut out meat from their diet has steadily increased, is set to be the year the world changes the way that it eats. The push comes at a time when consumer behaviour already seems to be shifting. In the three years following , according to research firm GlobalData, there was a six-fold increase in people identifying as vegans in the US, a huge rise — albeit from a very low base. And across Asia, many governments are promoting plant-based diets. Flexitarianism, a mostly plant-based diet with the occasional inclusion of meat, is also on the rise. Big food companies have noticed the shift and have jumped onto the vegan wagon, the most prominent ones tightly associated with EAT through its FReSH program.
Many vegan dog owners will face the dilemma of whether or not their pet should follow a vegan diet. Ideally all vegans want to reduce animal suffering, so it makes sense to avoid feeding pets meat where possible. But is a vegan diet healthy for dogs? Can they just survive or do they thrive on a When I was but a lad, taking my first steps into full-fledged veganism after 11 years of mere vegetarianism, I would frequently encounter opposition from both my peers and my elders.
Benefits of plant-derived omega-3 required further assessment. Dietary intake and biochemical, hematologic, and immune status of vegans compared with nonvegetarians.