In many of our supermarkets, rows of hams and salamis are neighboured by meat-free alternatives, salmon and steak competing against tofu and tempeh for shelf-space. The plant-based revolution is taking the food industry by storm, shifting our focus towards the impact of our diets on the environment and our health.
According to statistics from Finder, 14% of UK adults (roughly 7.2 million people) are following a meat-free diet. As the veggie revolution grows, it is expected that 8.8 more Brits will go meat-free in 2022, resulting in roughly 16 million vegetarians by the start of 2023. But what exactly does it mean to go vegetarian and should you consider it?