Vegetarianism, Veganism, and Meat Avoidance: Recent Trends and Findings

British Food Journal

ISSN: 0007-070X

Publication date: 1 April 1991

Abstract

The main findings of a detailed qualitative study of the motivations, beliefs and attitudes of practising vegetarians and vegans are reported. It is concluded that vegetarianism, while remaining very much a minority option, is increasing steadily in the UK population, although the rate of increase appears to vary by such factors as age, gender and socio‐economic category. Those who opt for a non‐meat‐eating dietary pattern may well represent the vanguard of a form of ethical consumerism to which food producers, processors and retailers will need to be increasingly responsive in the near future.

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Citation

A.D. Beardsworth and E.T. Keil (1991) "Vegetarianism, Veganism, and Meat Avoidance: Recent Trends and Findings", British Food Journal, Vol. 93 No. 4, pp. 19-24

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DOI

: https://doi.org/10.1108/00070709110135231

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited

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