To the editor:

With Christmas and Hanukkah behind us, we look forward to the new year and New Year’s resolutions: to step away from social media, lose some weight, and perhaps, go vegan. Yes, that. 

A third of consumers report reducing consumption of animal foods. Hundreds of college campuses, schools, hospitals and corporate cafeterias have embraced Meatless Monday. Even fast-food chains like Chipotle, Burger King, Subway and Taco Bell have rolled out plant-based options. Now McDonalds is hinting at a plant-based burger in 2022. 

New plant-based companies, led by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, are creating healthy, eco-friendly, delicious plant-based meats, while meat industry giants Tyson Foods, Cargill and Canada’s Maple Leaf Foods have invested heavily in plant-based meat development. 

According to the Good Food Institute, sales of plant-based foods that directly replace animal products have grown 27% in the past year to $7 billion. 

Sales of plant-based cheeses, butter, yogurts and ice creams are exploding at a 50% growth rate, and plant-based milks now account for 35% of the milk market. 

A vegan New Year’s resolution requires no sweat or deprivation – just delicious, healthier options that are better for your health, the planet and the animals. 

(s) Casey Entwistle

Cody

(3) comments

Alan Shotts

I assume these vegans only live in houses built on rocky hillsides or deserts only capable of producing grass for those nasty old animals. Otherwise, us people that eat both meat and vegetables (many not laced with chemicals to make them taste like something they aren't) might consider them slightly hypocritical.

Tom Fischer

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Scott Weber

Get real, please....

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