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The Pros and Cons of Veganism, According to a Dietitian – Yahoo Lifestyle

If the surplus ofvegan-friendly restaurants, dishes, and meal kits are any indication,veganism has gone mainstream. But dietary changes largeand small should never be taken lightly. Your body, brain, and lifestyle will undergo seismic shifts as you add and remove foods from your diet. It's always best to conduct your own research and consult a doctor or nutritionist before taking the leap.

We tappedTracy Lockwood Beckerman, a registered dietitian and the author ofThe Better Period Food Solution, about the pros and cons of veganism. Before we dive in, keep in mind that a vegan dietisn't for everyone. "People who have a history of disordered eating or a disordered relationship with food are not good candidates for a vegan diet," Beckerman said. "Also, those with food allergies or intolerances, or thosewho are low in nutrients like iron, B12, and zinc, should talk to their doctor before going vegan."

Below, start your research phase by reading up on the pros and cons of veganism, according to Beckerman.

1. Community. Roughly1.6 million adultsin the U.S. follow a vegan diet. "The social aspecteither online or in-personallows people to connectwith one another and share tips, meal ideas, and advice throughout their vegan journey," notes Beckerman.

2. Environment. Many people choose to adopt a vegan dietfor environmental reasons. "Because animal products generate more greenhouse gas emissions than plants, going vegan helps decrease the amount of these harmful substances in the atmosphere," she explains.

3. Water conservation."It takes a substantial amount of water to produce beef, as compared to grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables," explains Beckerman. "Animal agriculture is a more water-intensive process, so going vegantremendously reduces the amount of water used."

4. Health. Generally speaking, it can't hurt to increase your intake of plant-based proteins like beans, legumes, and tofu while reducing meat consumption. "Cutting back on red meat, in general, has been linked to a bevy of health benefits, like reduced risk of chronic disease, cancer, and cardiovascular illness," she notes.

1. Nutrient restriction. Like any diet, veganism restricts your intake of certain foods. This isn't ideal for someone with a food intolerance, as your nutritional profile may already be limited. Furthermore, someone with aniron or calcium deficiency may struggle to meet their nutritional needs without animal products. "Because veganism requires an all-or-nothing approach, I have hesitations about recommending it to clients," adds Beckerman.

2. Physical health. We currently lack convincing, long-term researchabout the health benefits of veganism. "Of course, it's better for the environment short- and long-term, but the short-term health benefits uncovered in recent research do not speak tothe diet's long-term effects," she explains. "For that reason,I wouldnt recommend following a vegan diet indefinitely."

3. Psychological health.As with any diet, you risk placing too much emphasis on appearance and not enough on health. "The healing benefits of a vegan lifestyle may not be applicable to all," says Beckerman. "Veganism or dieting, in general, can disconnect someone from the health benefits of eating and redirect their attention to body image."

4. Lack of education. "Without proper education and guidance, it may be difficult to get all of the wholesome nutrients found in a non-restrictive diet," she explains. "Because you're excluding the vitamins and minerals found in animal products, like zinc, vitamin B12, iron, calcium, and vitamin D, its important to find equivalent plant-based sources elsewhere."

If you're still on the fence about adopting a vegan diet, you can always test the waters with a few substitutions. "Even if you dont want to follow a 100% vegan lifestyle, you can try more plant-based options and vow to go animal-free on certain days of the week," she suggests. "For example, you can eliminate red meat and supplementthat protein, zinc, and iron with plant-based products, like chickpea pasta or lentils.

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PETA Takes A Dig At Animal Crossing: New Horizons With ‘Vegan Guide’ To The Game – Nintendo Life

When you start your island life in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you're immediately tasked with gathering resources by picking fruit from trees, fishing, bug catching, and more. These activities help your island to grow thanks to Tom Nook's Nook Miles scheme, but should players be a little more concerned about their actions?

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has issued a 'Vegan Guide to Animal Crossing', listing all of the things you can and can't do to keep up with a vegan lifestyle. It kicks things off by saying that you shouldn't fish, describing it as "cruel" and "bad for the environment"; you shouldn't catch bugs; you shouldn't work towards the Museum, because "bugs dont belong in tiny cases in a museum for other villagers to gawk at"; and that you shouldn't dig up clams.

In a shocking section titled 'Is Tom Nook Exploiting you?', the guide explains that Tom is a racoon dog, an animal often killed for fur. It says you should probably "cut him some slack" because his family may have been beaten, electrocuted, gassed, or skinned alive. Sheesh.

So what can you do? Well, you can eat fruit. PETA uses the added abilities you gain when eating fruit to bolster its point on why this is a good thing, and goes on to say that you can help promote veganism with banners and the like.

It's worth noting that the guide appears to be something of a publicity stunt and not entirely serious; the promotion of animal welfare is obviously a wonderful thing, but we dare say that most Animal Crossing players wouldn't actually go and rip hermit crabs from their homes to sell them in real life.

What do you think? Do you think PETA has a point, and that we should reflect on our actions in games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, or do you think this is all a little out of proportion? Have your say in the comments.

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Do you know…the benefits of Veganism? – The Star Online

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These 5 Documentaries and Films Will Inspire You to Go Vegan – The Beet

Whether youre consideringswitching to a plant-based diet or youve just recently made the decision to go vegan, its easy to feel a little lost or stuck with all of the information thats available out there. From endless advice articles online to stacks of books on the subject, how can you decide if and why its right for you? One easy way to ease yourself into veganism is to simply watch a movie or two.

Conveniently, Netflix has a nice selection of vegan-related films for you to stream right now from the comfort of your home. Depending on your motivation for pursuing this lifestyle change, you may find yourself more drawn to one movie over another, but theres bound to be at least one that whets your appetite. Grab some popcorn, get cozy, and press play on one of these movies on Netflixor keep them going for a mini-movie marathonso you can get a better idea of what being vegan is all about.

For those who: are curious about how diet affects disease management.

You should set aside: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Taking a close look at the idea of food as medicine, Forks Over Knives (directed by Lee Fulkerson) promotes eating a whole-food, plant-based diet as the solution for reversing certain chronic diseases. Much of the movie centers on the work of two scientists, nutritional biochemist Dr. T. Colin Campbell and physician Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Using the fact that health issues like obesity and diabetes affect a significant portion of the countrys population, this documentary wants viewers to see that theres a clear path toward a healthier tomorrow: leaving behind the consumption of animal products and processed foods.

For those who: want to understand how diet relates to health and the healthcare industry.

You should set aside: 1 hour and 37 minutes

Co-directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, What the Health takes a look at how consuming animal products correlates to various health issues, such as diabetes and cancer. Taking things a step further, the investigative documentary explores how big industries (like food and pharmaceutical companies), as well as the government, might be invested in people eating meat and dairy. This approach is what gives the movie its sensational tagline: The Health Film That Health Organizations Don't Want You To See. Overall, What the Health is an invitation to reassess what you eat in light of alarming chronic diseases sweeping the country and the major players who are involved.

For those who: are interested in sustainability and environmental concerns.

You should set aside: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Cowspiracy also comes from the same director team behind What the Health (Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn). With this documentary though, the focus isnt on the health implications of eating animal products, but the impact farming animals has on the environment. Touching on deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, and other important environmental concerns, Cowspiracy argues the devastating extent of destruction caused by the animal agriculture industry. It also investigates what environmental organizations, such as Greenpeace and Sierra Club, might be sidestepping or trying to cover up about the issue and how we can create a more sustainable future.

For those who: want to see veganisms relation to human performance and strength.

You should set aside: 1 hour and 48 minutes

The Game Changers is the work of Louie Psihoyos, the director behind the Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove, and it was an official selection at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Mainly following UFC fighter James Wilks journey of recovery, this film zeroes in on top athletes who have found benefits in plant-based eating. As a whole, it challenges the common misconception that consuming animal protein is needed to have elite physical performance. The film features a number of high-profile individuals, including one youre sure to recognize: Arnold Schwarzenegger.

For those who: want to watch something thats not a documentary.

You should set aside: 2 hours

Documentaries arent the only way to explore veganism through film. A Netflix original film and official selection of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Okja tells the story of young Mijas fight to save her best friend Okja, a genetically modified super pig that was created by a powerful corporation to fight world hunger and given to her family to raise. The movie is a star-studded affair with a cast that includes Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal. Its also important to note that its directed by Bong Joon-ho, who recently won multiple Academy Awards for his hit film Parasite. With its heartfelt story and harsh portrayal of the meat industry, Okja effectively incites a conversation on going vegan.

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Could the Coronavirus Start Here? | Exploring Veganism – PsychCentral.com

I have spent much of the past week trying to figure out how I am going to take care of my clients over the coming days, weeks, andperhapsmonths without being able to sit with them physically. I have deliberated over whether a trip to or from my office on mass transit could expose me to an illness Id be unable to recover from. I have listened to a client lament over how the coronavirus robbed him of his job. I have watched the beginnings of a crisis that will test the social and economic framework that undergirds life as we know it.

Ask a journalist about the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease known as covid-19 that is running rampant across more than 140 countries, and youll hear: whether it is racist to call it a Chinese virus, how it has shuttered kindergartens to universities, fitness facilities, world-class museums, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs; and how city, state, and federal government officials are scrambling to manage the outbreak before it overtakes our medical and financial infrastructure.

You wont hear (many) journalists describe how the virus is thought to have jumped, most likely from a bat to a pangolin and then to a human, amid a wet market in Wuhan, China. There, vendors who traffic in both domesticated and undomesticated animals such as tigers, civet cats, bears, ducks, and chickens sell meat as well as live creatures. Many animals are caged in tiers, such that any manner of fluidblood, feces, urinecan fall from animals in upper tiers onto those below. Amid this filth, animals are also killed and their flesh is sold to buyers with little or no regard for sanitation.

Most vegans know that the crowded, disgusting, and abusive conditions that animals endure in such markets are not limited to China. Markets selling fish, chickens, and rabbits exist in the United States. At egg production facilities, huge numbers of hens also live in stacked cages, where those in lower tiers are drenched with waste from above. Broiler chickens spend their entire brief lives standing and falling in their own waste as their weight steadily balloons beyond the point that their legs can support them. Slaughterhouse and meat processing conditions also promote the spread of disease. According to a 2012 History Channel statistic, a single pound of ground beef can contain parts of as many as 1,700 individual cows.

It saddened me to hear that among the items at grocery stores across the county that ran out first were chicken and ground beefand both people and other animals are suffering the consequences. As the spread of the novel coronavirus has rapidly changed the picture for humans, for animals in horrific circumstances, life remains unchanged. For a chicken struggling and falling in feces, for a frightened cow thrown onto a truck bound for the slaughterhouse, and for a pangolin itching to escape a cage in a Chinese market, the misery continues. For all of them, I will make an extra donation to my favorite animal rights nonprofit pronto.

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Plant-Based Diet Is Not The Same As Vegan Diet, Key Differences You Must Know! – NDTV Food

As more and more people are cutting down meat from their diet, the interest in plant-based diet is on an all-time high. Your favourite stars are turning vegetarian, 70 percent of Oscar's after-party menu of vegan, the Golden Globes also decided to reduce the amount of meat and poultry this year in its after-party. While what you eat is completely your choice, but it is important to know about your diet fully well. Many a times people confuse terms like plant-based diet, vegetarian diet and vegan diet, and even use them interchangeably while talking. But there are stark differences betweeneach of these that you should be aware of before making the switch.

(Also Read:11 Vegetarian Recipes That Leave You Wanting More | Popular Vegetarian Recipes)

Contrary to popular perception, not all people who follow a plant-based diet eat only broccoli, kale and spinach for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some people include a small quantum of animal-based products in their diet too, but stick mostly to eating plant-based foods. Vegans, on the other hand, rule out all animal products from their diet. Additionally, vegans also tend to shape their lifestyle in a way to avoid animal cruelty and suffering at all costs. In other words, vegans could be apprehensive buying leather, or beauty products that are made by harming animals. Vegans are also wary of the adverse environmental effects of animal products.

(Also Read:7 Things You Should Know Before Switching to Veganism)

In the United States, the plant-based food industry saw a $3.3 billion sales increase in 2018 alone. So the next time you are thinking about your diet, and the ratio of food on your plate- make sure you are well-versed with the facts.

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.

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Dear Non-Vegans, Its Your Fault – Vegan News

Dear Non-Vegans,

18,559 mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, grandmothers, grandfathers, uncles, aunts, cousins, sisters, brothers and friends have died from COVID-19 AKA the Coronavirus as of today.

Because of those selfish enough to not only take the lives of innocent animals but to think its normal or even healthy to dismember them and eat their body parts.

Because those ignorant enough to perpetuate myths, traditions, and many other excuses 18,559 people have died, sacrificed at the altar of human stupidity.

This disease is zoonotic in origin meaning that its a disease spread between humans and animals so its scientifically proven that our use of animals is responsible.

Reports still vary as to where COVID-19 originated but whether it was from bats, snakes, cats, wildlife markets or factory farms its true origin is still caused by humanitys exploitation of and consequently our consumption of animals or what comes out of them.

Our treatment of the 50 billion-plus land animals, the 47 trillion-plus sea animals, the 4 million domestic cats, the 600 million turkeys, the 50 billion hens used to produce eggs, the 300 million pigs, the 600 million calves ripped from their mothers so you can have their milk and so many more untold billions raised for food per year is a tragedy beyond any measure in history.

We train them to do tricks for entertainment keeping them in cages and tanks for a lifetime throwing them away like any other inanimate object when weve gotten our use from them.

Committed to my memory is a Leo Tolstoy quote that has also been my guiding ethos since going vegan 7 years ago.

As long as there are slaughterhouses there will be battlefields. Leo Tolstoy

Read it and read it again. Process it, understand it.

The battlefields Tolstoy spoke of were those of men killing one another but now that battlefield is in the body of everyone youve ever loved and its a result of our inability to stop harming innocent animals for our own pleasure.

Tolstoys battlefields where human killed human were made possible because people are so easily persuaded that they are not like us. When people stop seeing others as having the same feelings, the same equality as themselves they will do unspeakable things to one another.

Speciesism is the word we use in the animal rights community and its no different than racism, homophobia, sexism, ageism or any other bigoted frame of mind that allows one group to denigrate and harm another.

Non-human animals have feelings where it counts most, in their hearts and from their bodies. They feel pain and pleasure the same as you or I, as hard as that may be to understand for some of you think back to pets youve had or may have right now.

Your dog or cat loves you, each other and other members of their family, right? That is not limited to only your pets but to all animals and you know deep down inside thats the truth you do not want to acknowledge because it means admitting all you do and know is wrong.

Every vegan has been there and fought through that hurdle and you can too. Its a scary thing to upend and change all youve ever known, been taught, or done; we know it.

Is that change scarier than this pandemic? Is it scarier than losing those you love? Is it scarier than losing your job, your car, or your house?

Maybe this pandemic will pass and things will go back to normal but this pandemic isnt the first caused by our draconian exploitation of animals and it will not be the last.

There will be stronger and deadlier ones as we continue to breed animals in their own filth causing us to feed them over 80% of the antibiotics consumed in the United States alone.

That usage of antibiotics is breeding deadly superbugs that get worse and kill more every year. From MRSA to the common flu, we are training these diseases to get stronger and stronger every time we raise a pig, turkey, chicken, cow, goat or other animals for consumption.

The WHO (World Health Organization), The NHS (National Health Service) in the UK, The Canadian Governments Health System, The Australian Governments Health System, and many other countless countries, nutritionists, doctors, and organizations across the globe all agree that a vegan plant-based diet is healthy for any stage of life.

Keep in mind that raising beef for example is a 16 to 1 ratio meaning that it takes 16 pounds of plant material usually corn or grains to equal just one pound of beef. That same one pound of beef also requires an average of 2,500 gallons of water or six months of 10 minute showers to produce.

We could instead be growing 1 pound of a vegetable crop and consuming 1 pound of that vegetable crop easing not only our conscience but our collective strain on resources like fossil fuels or the rainforests where the majority of beef is raised.

In fact, over 20,000 human children die every single day as a result of our use of animal agriculture to primarily feeding the western world. Those children dying each and every day are from third world nations where their ancestral farmlands have been stolen to grow animal feed.

Your so-called choice to consume animal products damages not only the lives of animals or the lives of you and your loved ones but the lives of millions of other humans even outside of normal life without this pandemic.

We as a species are on a precipice and its time to choose. The earth is dying from animal agriculture as its responsible for more than 50% of greenhouse gas emissions and now we are dying from animal agriculture as we fall sick to a disease of our own making.

Its time to wake up. Its time to step up. Its time to go vegan.

We can continue to be the architects of our own demise or we can begin living with compassion towards all fellow earthlings.

Who knows, maybe living with compassion towards the most vulnerable and innocent will rub off to how we treat each other and the battlefields can disappear forever with the slaughterhouses.

So now you have a choice to make that affects you and your loved ones life or death? Life is veganism and respecting others. Death is to keep exploiting.

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These 5 Documentaries and Films Will Inspire You to Go Vegan – 929nin.com

Whether youre consideringswitching to a plant-based diet or youve just recently made the decision to go vegan, its easy to feel a little lost or stuck with all of the information thats available out there. From endless advice articles online to stacks of books on the subject, how can you decide if and why its right for you? One easy way to ease yourself into veganism is to simply watch a movie or two.

Conveniently, Netflix has a nice selection of vegan-related films for you to stream right now from the comfort of your home. Depending on your motivation for pursuing this lifestyle change, you may find yourself more drawn to one movie over another, but theres bound to be at least one that whets your appetite. Grab some popcorn, get cozy, and press play on one of these movies on Netflixor keep them going for a mini-movie marathonso you can get a better idea of what being vegan is all about.

For those who: are curious about how diet affects disease management.

You should set aside: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Taking a close look at the idea of food as medicine, Forks Over Knives (directed by Lee Fulkerson) promotes eating a whole-food, plant-based diet as the solution for reversing certain chronic diseases. Much of the movie centers on the work of two scientists, nutritional biochemist Dr. T. Colin Campbell and physician Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Using the fact that health issues like obesity and diabetes affect a significant portion of the countrys population, this documentary wants viewers to see that theres a clear path toward a healthier tomorrow: leaving behind the consumption of animal products and processed foods.

For those who: want to understand how diet relates to health and the healthcare industry.

You should set aside: 1 hour and 37 minutes

Co-directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, What the Health takes a look at how consuming animal products correlates to various health issues, such as diabetes and cancer. Taking things a step further, the investigative documentary explores how big industries (like food and pharmaceutical companies), as well as the government, might be invested in people eating meat and dairy. This approach is what gives the movie its sensational tagline: The Health Film That Health Organizations Don't Want You To See. Overall, What the Health is an invitation to reassess what you eat in light of alarming chronic diseases sweeping the country and the major players who are involved.

For those who: are interested in sustainability and environmental concerns.

You should set aside: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Cowspiracy also comes from the same director team behind What the Health (Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn). With this documentary though, the focus isnt on the health implications of eating animal products, but the impact farming animals has on the environment. Touching on deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, and other important environmental concerns, Cowspiracy argues the devastating extent of destruction caused by the animal agriculture industry. It also investigates what environmental organizations, such as Greenpeace and Sierra Club, might be sidestepping or trying to cover up about the issue and how we can create a more sustainable future.

For those who: want to see veganisms relation to human performance and strength.

You should set aside: 1 hour and 48 minutes

The Game Changers is the work of Louie Psihoyos, the director behind the Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove, and it was an official selection at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Mainly following UFC fighter James Wilks journey of recovery, this film zeroes in on top athletes who have found benefits in plant-based eating. As a whole, it challenges the common misconception that consuming animal protein is needed to have elite physical performance. The film features a number of high-profile individuals, including one youre sure to recognize: Arnold Schwarzenegger.

For those who: want to watch something thats not a documentary.

You should set aside: 2 hours

Documentaries arent the only way to explore veganism through film. A Netflix original film and official selection of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Okja tells the story of young Mijas fight to save her best friend Okja, a genetically modified super pig that was created by a powerful corporation to fight world hunger and given to her family to raise. The movie is a star-studded affair with a cast that includes Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal. Its also important to note that its directed by Bong Joon-ho, who recently won multiple Academy Awards for his hit film Parasite. With its heartfelt story and harsh portrayal of the meat industry, Okja effectively incites a conversation on going vegan.

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The Benefits of a Vegan Lifestyle – University Herald

The vegan lifestyle becomes more and more popular. Why should you do it?

The documentary The Game Changers shows it all: the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. No more meat, no more milk, no more cheese. No animal products at all. Eat a lot of vegetables and beans and you will have more energy.

More people step into this lifestyle. Not only to lose weight. Studies have reported that vegan diets tend to provide more fiber, antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds. They also appear to be richer in potassium, magnesium, folate and vitamins A, C and E. It is a reason why many people who visit the gym regularly don't bring any nutrition bar, or something like it with them in their Eastpak rugzak. They don't need it.

It also seems to lower blood sugar levels and protects against some forms of cancer. Also the risks of a heart disease lowers. All this healthy benefits go together with more energy during the day. It makes people enjoying life, they are more energetic. For example: man do more sports, woman go out on active vacations with a weekendtas dames. Children play more outside after they put their school bag (translated to Dutch: schooltas) away. It really seems to be a healthy lifestyle.

From recycling our household rubbish to cycling to work, we're all aware of ways to live a greener life. The production of meat and other animal products places a heavy burden on the environment. From crops and water required to feed the animals, to the transport and other processes involved from farm to fork. One of the most effective things an individual can do to lower their carbon footprint is to avoid all animal products.

Just like veganism is the sustainable option when it comes to looking after our planet, plant-based living is also a more sustainable way of feeding the human family. A plant-based diet requires only one third of the land needed to support a meat and dairy diet.

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Increasing Vegan and Vegetarian Population to Boost Cashew Milk Sales – VEGWORLD Magazine

A market report published by Transparency Market Research onthe cashew milk market includes the global industry analysis and opportunityassessment for2019-2029.Revenue generated from the globalcashew milkmarketwas estimated to be valued at~US$ 91 Mnin2019, which is projected to rise at aCAGR of7%, to reach ~US$ 193 Mnby2029.

Cashew milk is a non-dairy beveragemanufactured from whole cashew nut and water. The cashew milk has a creamy andrich consistency. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and otherbeneficial plant compounds. Cashew milk is available in regular and flavoredvarieties and can replace cows milk in most recipes. It also helps in boostingimmunity and improves heart, eye, and skin health.

ConcernsRegarding Food Safety Making Consumers Drift Toward Cashew Milk

Consumers are opting for safer plant-based beverages due tothe rising food safety concerns associated with the usage of hormones andantibiotics in dairy-based products.

According to a report by The Humane Society of the UnitedStates (HSUS), there is a growing demand for animal-based products without anytrace of antibiotics or hormones. The increasing use of antibiotics andhormones may adversely affect human and animal health. Thus, several leadingfood companies are implementing policies to eradicate or lessen the use intheir supply chains. For instance, popular brands such as Starbucks, PaneraBread, Chipotle, and McDonalds, are switching to plant-based alternatives.

Consumers are turning toward a healthier lifestyle and areinclining towards vegan or vegetarian diets. People mention one or more ofthree key reasons for going vegan or vegetarian personal health, animalwelfare, and environmental concerns. This is accompanied by a never-endingarray of new business startups, YouTube channels, popular events, anddocumentaries, all in some way or the other promoting the health benefits ofplant-based alternatives.

In2018,Just Eat, an international delivery service said that veganism tops theconsumer trend, due to a94%risein healthy food ordered.

According to research commissioned by the Vegan Society andVegan Life magazine in the year2016,the number of people who follow a vegan diet in the U.K. increased to350%as compared to the past 10years. Owing to these factors, the cashew milk market is expected to witnesspositive growth over the forecast period.

Major PlayersInvesting in Smaller Plant-Based Brands and Companies

Several consumers continue to be interested in morenutritious and healthy food offerings. Across the globe, buyers areincreasingly demanding natural and nutritious products. Consumers are cuttingback on certain foods that are typically high in sugar, fat, or sodium.Consumers are accepting basic mind-set, concentrating on simple ingredients andless processed foods. More than half of the consumers say that they areavoiding artificial ingredients, antibiotics or hormones, bisphenol A (BPA), andgenetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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