Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:30

Vegan diets doomed to fall

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: The hype around veganism has exploded worldwide and many are reportedly flocking to join this trendy ethical and environmental movement.

However, if New Zealand farmers and processors that send products to Asia were worried about this, they needn’t.

Studies show veganism isn’t widely sustainable within East and Southeast Asia, or among global Asian households. It seems that most who transition, eventually fall back into old ways.

Studies have shown that most vegans lapse within a year, and while no official research has specifically been conducted among vegans of Asian heritage, bets are that their long-term statistics are equally, if not more, dismal.

After all, can we really expect Hong-Kongers to turn down mum’s roast pork on a Lunar New Year?

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