Rise of the (would-be) vegetarians: Growing numbers of meat eaters choosing a more plant-based diet in an attempt to stay healthy
Britain is increasingly becoming a nation of ‘flexitarians’ – choosing to eat a lot less meat to stay healthy.
But they are not full-blown vegetarians, and may succumb to the odd tempting meaty treat such as bacon.
Overall 40 per cent of people in a survey agreed with the statement: ‘These days I eat less meat than I used to do’
The figure rises to 45 per cent among women.
A third of people said they are ‘actively choosing to eat less meat’, including 39 per cent of women.
Among the younger generations, 28 per cent of 18-24 year olds and 27 per cent of women agree ‘that by 2025, my diet... read more
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