A recent feature in Vogue highlighted the year’s most popular wedding trends, which include vegan food.
The iconic fashion magazine named vegan menus at weddings all the rage. In fact, famed wedding planner Colin Cowie said in the article, “Without doubt, we are seeing more brides and grooms feature vegan options versus vegetarian. The vegan movement is well on the way, and most top restaurants today now offer a vegan menu.”
Hopefully, this means that the once-typical wedding vegetarian dish consisting of oily veggies with pasta will soon be a thing of the past. Cowie revealed that nowadays vegan dishes on menus are much more sophisticated: “'Vegan used to mean the grilled portobello mushroom. Today’s chefs are preparing exquisite and delicious vegan options.”
But vegan weddings aren’t just a niche trend; they’re a sign of a growing movement. A recent report found that 6 percent of the U.S. population now identifies as vegan, a 600 percent increase from 2014.
Over the past decade, veganism has seen consistent growth as millennials—the world’s largest generation—purchase their own food. Concerned about the environment, health, and animal welfare, this generation boasts more self-identified vegetarians than any other, explains The New York Times.
What’s more, NBC reported that Google searches for "vegan" increased by 33 percent from 2015 to 2016. This is slightly higher than the increase from 2014 to 2015.
Fewer people consuming meat, dairy, and eggs is great news for the billions of farmed animals who suffer immensely at factory farms.
Cows, pigs, and chickens raised and killed for food are just as smart and sensitive as the dogs and cats we adore at home. But at factory farms, they’re subjected to horrific cruelties, including intensive confinement, barbaric mutilations, and a grisly death.
Horrifying, right? Watch.
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