With the Vegetarian Resource Group reporting 5 percent of the US population not eating meat, and growing interest in veg*nism represented by Google search trends, and the diverse background of VB
posters, veg*nism seems to be on the rise. Myself, working in food service, have seen a growing interest in veg*n dishes, both for health and ethical reasons. Examining the backgrounds of VB
posters; educators, scientists, lawyers, healthcare practitioners, food service workers, waiters and waitresses, sales associates, baristas, salespeople, entrepreneurs, slaughterhouse workers, and others are all represented. We are represented in essentially every field in our modern economy.
How well does this position us who wish to make a drastic change to consumers personal consumption habits to make an effective change? To me, it seems that we are all poised to respond effectively to vocalized desires for change.