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Why People Choose a Veg Diet

According to a survey conducted by researchers at Texas A&M University --with the purpose of identifying why people choose to become vegan/vegetarian-- there doesn't seem to be one influencing factor. The survey was given to people from 14 U.S. states attending vegan/vegetarian trade shows and festivals and the factors considered were: 1) I am opposed to killing animals; 2) I am concerned with health issues; 3) I am concerned about residues of chemical feed additives and hormones; 4) I am opposed to intensive, confinement systems; 5) I am concerned with food safety issues; 6) I believe that animal production competes with humans for grains; 7) I am concerned about environmental issues; 8) It is “cool” and trendy to be a vegetarian, and 9) I became vegetarian because of peer pressure. To read the article please visit Survey looks at why people become vegetarian and/or vegan - http://www.feedstuffs.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=F4D1A9DFCD974EAD8CD5205E15C1CB42&nm=Breaking+News&
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There are so many angles to a vegetarian lifestyle that it is not surprising that people choose it for different reasons. From an advocacy perspective, this new information comes useful at the time of approaching people in order to present it in a way that resonates with each individual. Whether it is based on ethical, environmental, health or spiritual reasons, the choice to adopt a plant-based diet benefits all of God’s Creation!

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