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  It can be difficult being a vegetarian
Updated 25 July 2003, 09.27

Helen thinks vegetarian food should be labelled more clearly.

In her report she describes how difficult it can be even buying a chocolate bar!

"I've just become a vegetarian. Most of it's great; I feel healthier and I don't have a guilty conscience about eating animals.

Some parts I find annoying though.

I go down to my local shops to buy some sweets, start browsing the shelves and find something I want to buy.

The V sign

I start checking it over for a sign saying "suitable for vegetarians", but I can't find one.

So I go onto the next chocolate bar, look for the "v" sign, can't find one, next bar, can't find one - and it goes on.

Larger lettering

Vegetarian logo
Vegetarian logo
I think it would be great if it became an overall standard that all sweets, crisps, chocolate bars and so on had - in large lettering - "suitable for vegetarians", or not "suitable for vegetarians".

It would save a lot of time!

Major food brands probably think that not enough people are vegetarian to bother with this. But more and more people are becoming vegetarian.

Frustrating!

I just think it would be a really good idea because I find it really frustrating when I can't find anything nice to eat.

I just hope that some people agree with me, that way things are more likely to happen."

Helen, 12, Bristol


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