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Vegan food ‘should be offered at schools and hospitals’, says Vegan Society

The UK has surged by 700 per cent in the last two years, with 3.5 million people in Great Britain now thought to be living on a plant-based diet

OLIVIA PETTER: ‘The Vegan Society is to launch a petition calling on the government to offer vegan options in public sector canteens in a bid to tend to the rising popularity of veganism in the UK. According to recent data, the number of vegans in the UK has surged by 700 per cent in the last two years, with 3.5 million people in Great Britain now thought to be living on a plant-based diet. The Vegan Society’s latest campaign, Catering for Everyone, will launch in August in the hope of making vegan food more accessible.

“By public sector canteens we mean places like hospitals, schools, prisons, universities, workplaces etc,” explains Dominika Piasecka, spokesperson for The Vegan Society. “Basically anywhere where you go not out of choice but because you have to eat.” The charity hopes that by offering nutritious plant-based dishes, it will encourage non-vegans to also enjoy the offerings as an alternative to meat-based meals’. SOURCE…

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