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The Rise of Veganism

Veganism, A lifestyle choice that involves avoiding animal products has experienced a remarkable surge in popularity in recent years what’s considered a fringe movement veganism has now gone mainstream with millions of people worldwide embracing a plant-based lifestyle.

Driving factors

  •  growing awareness of animal welfare and ethical concerns 
  • increasing understanding of the health benefits associated with a vegan diet 
  •  concerns about environmental impact and sustainability



  •  according to a survey the number of beacons in the US increased from 1% in 2014 to 3% in 2020-
  • in the US the number of vegans Rose from 1% in 2016 to 3.5% in 2020     


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  • Influencing food industry vegan options are becoming more accessible as demands grow shaping 
  • fashion vegan fashion is getting popularity with designers using animal free materials 

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Megan M Baugher
Megan M Baugher, Student Writer

Megan Baugher is a Student in the Blended Virtual Program.  It is her 4th year in the program.  She enjoys listening to music, writing and being outside in nature and taking pictures.  She enjoys watching Ghost Adventures and also likes to watch lots of YouTube and taking long walks around her neighborhood . 

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