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Are the French changing their views on vegetarians

LanguedocLiving, Aug 6

Vegetarian numbers are increasing in France, though less rapidly than in Germany, Scandinavia, Canada and Israel. Tel Aviv claims it is the ‘world vegetarian capital’.

French vegetarians are estimated at 3-6% of the population, compared to 8-10% in Germany.

1% of French citizens may be vegans, and perhaps 25% may be ‘flexitarians’, the fuzzy label for those who try to reduce meat consumption without giving it up.

Awareness of animal suffering is not the only motivation — there are health and environmental concerns — but the idea that meat is not essential is gaining ground.

Source Le Monde Diplomatique

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