French Consumers Are Finally Embracing a Plant-Based Diet

In the country of foie gras and beef bourguignon, veganism is rising up and growing strong. In France, French consumers are finally opening their eyes to discover the horrors of the meat, dairy, and egg industries. Eating meat is becoming a more controversial topic, and animal rights advocates are holding anti-slaughterhouse protests.

Geoffrey Le Guilcher, author of the book Steak Machine and animal activist, explains that a new generation of activists is emerging in France, making people realize that there is not a just reason for eating meat. This topic is not new to consumers in the U.S. as debates are ensuing about fake meat, but living without animal protein is an increasingly new idea to French consumers.

Force-feeding ducks to make foie gras is still presented as ordinary and necessary in France to produce fine cuisine, but certain organizations wish to change the way people think of food. Read More via OneGreenPlanet.

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