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  Vegetarianism
What's a vegetarian?
What's a vegan?
Why do people become veggies?
Aren't veggies missing out on essential vitamins?
Who are some famous veggies and vegans?
Fascinating veggie facts

 
Why do people become veggies?
There are a number of reasons people choose to give up eating meat:

  • Animals: because they believe it's wrong to breed and slaughter animals for food
  • Ecology: they are worried about the effect of meat farming and fishing on the environment
  • Health: research suggests there are healthy benefits (experts recommend eating five portions of fruit and veg a day)
  • Religion: some religions - like Buddhism - encourage a vegetarian diet
  • Food: some people just don't like the taste of meat
  • Trends: their fave pop star or actor is veggie so they do the same

Recent health scares - such as salmonella and the human form of mad cow disease (CJD) - have also changed people's eating habits.

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