Vegetarian and vegan population sprouting

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More and more people are becoming vegetarian. There are many reasons why people make this transition. Some say it is only a phase.

Emilie King, Staff Writer

Over the years, new studies about what is healthy for your diet have come out, and it is no secret that eating greens and cutting out fatty meats is healthy. However, vegetarians take this to heart, and some would even say vegans take it to an extreme.

“7.3 million people, follow a vegetarian-based diet. Approximately 0.5 percent, or 1 million, of those are vegans, who consume no animal products at all,” a Vegetarian Times web article said.

As a matter of fact, not just vegetarianism has increased, but masses of vegetarians are taking it to the next level and going vegan!

“Interactive found that the 2.5 percent of the country identified themselves as “vegan,” up from 1 percent in 2009,” the Huffington Post said in a news article on their website.

There are in fact a myriad of different reasons to become vegetarian or have a vegetarian based diet.

“I became vegetarian originally because of the horrid way they treat animals in factory farms,” freshman Maia Davidson said.