Survey: Why People Go Veg

People adopt a vegan diet for many reasons, according to new survey.


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Texas A&M Professor Steven Lukefahr determined there is no single reason why people ditch meat and dairy. Surveying people from 14 states at vegan and vegetarian festivals, he asked them to rank the importance of factors which may have contributed to their veg diet. Reasons included opposition to killing animals, health concerns, peer pressure, and food safety issues. Lukefahr, a professor in the department of animal and wildlife sciences, presented his findings at the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science earlier this week in New Orleans. Is there a reason not to go veg?

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