The recent healthy trend in the U.S. has raised the level of awareness of our health and what we eat. The trend has also rapidly increased the vegetarian and vegan population in the country, contributing to the trend to spread worldwide. The once foreign diet is now becoming familiar to us, and may one day become the norm.
The most common reason for one to become vegan is the ethics behind it. It is difficult to commit without considering the ethical side. Once you truly accept what is happening behind the scenes to make that piece of steak on your plate, you will never be able to look at cows the same way again.
The public image of vegans in the past has not been positive. Many people think they are crazy animal activists who pushes their views upon people, or believes that they are superior to meat-eaters. The recent healthy trend has changed that image, but many are still not convinced.
Being a vegan is a challenge since there are still very few vegan options in the food industry. Although it may be hard work or time-consuming, cooking your own meals is a necessity to maintain a healthy and happy vegan life. Take a look at what these students eat on a normal basis and how they manage to keep their vegan diet while being in college.
The food that vegans eat is a mystery to many. If they don't just eat salads all the time, what do they eat? Here are the top favorite source of protein, vegetable, fruit, meal, and ice cream of the vegans at Cal Poly.
Poly Ethical, inspired by the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Ethical Eating Club, introduces the culture of veganism and what it means to eat ethically through the vegans of Cal Poly.