It’s National Vegetarian Week! Which means there’s more delicious meat-free recipe inspo and fancy plant-based restaurant recommendations to lure you into going veggie than at any other time of the year.
Tempted? A recent survey revealed that 12% of UK adults follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, rising to 20% of 16 to 24s. Meanwhile, the amount of red meat being eaten in Britain is on the wane, declining almost year-on-year since 1950, and this trend looks set to continue.
And a YouGov poll last month showed that 56% of the UK now believe they don’t need meat for a good meal.
But what if the number of us turning to the green-side kept rising? What would happen if everyone suddenly stepped away from the bacon butty and embraced an entirely veggie-based diet?
Would meat-farmers all be made redundant? Would we suddenly see a spike in healthiness?
We consulted the food and veggie experts to imagine what the world would look like if we all turned vegetarian overnight…
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