The plant-based food industry has taken off over the last decade and made it possible for consumers to practice conscious and cruelty-free eating at a large scale. 

Large corporations such as Domino’s, Burger King, Subway, and so many others, are adding vegan options to menus around the world. Not only do these options provide plant-based eaters with variety in their meals when out, they give those who do not follow a plant-based lifestyle the opportunity to try vegan food in a convenient manner.

The transition to a plant-based food system is imperfect. Yes, Burger King carries an Impossible Whopper that is cooked on the same surface as its regular Whopper. Yes, the majority of restaurants that serve vegan alternatives still include cheese or dairy products. Yes, unfortunately, mistakes like this happen sometimes.

Imperfect as it may be, real change is happening on a global scale. Entire countries are adopting initiatives like Meatless Monday, universities and schools are offering plant-based options in their cafeterias, and animals’ lives are being spared every single day as new vegans emerge. All of which are made possible by the fact that plant-based eating is gaining more traction.

The plant-based food industry has taken off over the last decade and made it possible for consumers to practice conscious and cruelty-free eating at a large scale. Going out to eat and having options that extend beyond just a salad is remarkable when considering how relatively new the concept of plant-based eating still is.

Every plant-based option sitting on the menu of a non-vegan food establishment is a major victory, a victory that reflects the work of all of the activists who fought to make change happen, a victory that shows non-vegans a glimpse at what it would be like to follow a plant-based lifestyle.

There is not, and never will be, a perfect vegan world, but making veganism more accessible to all is a good start. Keep fighting the good fight.

Original source: https://sentientmedia.org

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