Young Canadians lead the charge to a meatless Canada

The Conversation / 17 July 2018

Canadians love meat. Many of us have been dedicated to our favourite protein source for years. But other sources of protein are emerging as potent alternatives to animal protein.

Demand is up for vegetable proteins like pulses, as well as for fish and seafood.

Loblaw has even started selling cricket flour, apparently trying to take insect consumption mainstream.

As a result, some believe vegetarianism and veganism may be on the rise in Canada. Not so much, it seems.

According to our recent poll at Dalhousie University, it appears that the number of vegetarians and vegans have remained the same over the last decade or so, but the number of Canadians who follow specific dietary practices is clearly on the rise over the last few years.

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