Pandemic to Spark Biggest Retreat for Meat Eating in Decades

Susan S. Johnson

(Bloomberg) — The pandemic is poised to usher in the biggest retreat for global meat eating in decades.

Per-capita consumption this year is set to fall to the lowest in nine years and the 3% drop from last year represents the biggest decline since at least 2000, according to data from the United Nations. Meanwhile, analysts across the globe are predicting declines not just per-capita, but also for overall demand in their regions.

That’s a dramatic turnaround for an industry that’s come to rely on steady growth. Notably, the shift is happening in every major market, including in the U.S.,

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Meet the vegetarian anti-vaxxers who led the smallpox inoculation backlash in Victorian Britain

Susan S. Johnson
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The Cow-Pock – or the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation! (1802) by James Gillray. wikipedia

As the world hangs its hope on a new vaccine for COVID-19, it is easy to forget how controversial these life-saving treatments have been throughout history. People may have heard some of the divisive and controversial arguments of today’s anti-vaxxers. But it is perhaps more surprising to learn that there was a significant backlash from vegetarians and animal rights advocates when the first smallpox vaccines were being introduced almost 200 years ago.

When smallpox vaccination was introduced in England in 1840, the

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5 celebrities who went vegan, and how they get their nutrients on a plant-based diet

Susan S. Johnson
Lizzo ended the 2020 Grammys wearing a custom sheer Versace dress.
Lizzo ended the 2020 Grammys wearing a custom sheer Versace dress.

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  • More celebrities are going vegan and sharing their tips on maintaining a plant-based lifestyle. 

  • Notable figures like Lizzo, Jenna Dewan, and Ariana Grande all post accessible content about their vegan meals for their millions of followers to see. 

  • Here is a list of six vegan celebrities and what they eat. 

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Veganism is a dairy-free, meat-free diet and lifestyle fast growing in popularity in the US.

That includes a growing number of celebrities, including Mike Tyson, Billie Eilish,

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A Plant-Based Diet Meal Plan That Isn’t All Salads and Oatmeal

Susan S. Johnson

We know. The words “plant-based diet” conjure nightmares of snacking on nothing but lettuce leaves and carrot sticks until the end of time. But it turns out this nutritious eating plan offers a lot of flexibility and delicious options that can boost your health and maybe even help you lose a few pounds. Here, your first week of eats on a plant-based diet meal plan, from breakfast to dessert.

RELATED: 15 Vegan Dinner Ideas Even Carnivores Will Love

What Is a Plant-Based Diet?

Nope, it’s not the same thing as being vegan. In fact, you can still eat meat and

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