The United Nations quotes the year 2050 as a point when we -- as a severely intertwined, global community -- need to have our act together in relation to food production as the projected population of 9 billion people draws nearer.
The way we’re burning through resources has pushed individuals, social media influencers, and communities to adopt and promote veganism. Vegan diets, featuring everything from fresh, tropical fruit platters to veganized “chicken” fingers, have exploded in popularity in recent years. Though vegan diets are commended for offering a plethora of health benefits, their impact on animal protection and preserving environmental resources prove to be leading reasons for many who choose to go vegan. In fact, over 73% of those who go vegan indicate that animal protection is one of the major reasons for this dietary lifestyle change.
Environmental sustainability as it relates to food production is a very real, pressing issue; however, vegan diets and foods are often not accessible or accepted by all individuals. How might we generate a culture which is not only more welcoming of vegan habits, but also able to access such foods?