Vegans at a New Level
By Emma Mangum// Activities and Assemblies Editor
According to Rise of the Vegan, veganism has grown in popularity by 500% since mid 2014. For ethical or health reasons, about 7% of Americans have convinced themselves that Veganism is the way to go. Today we will be asking the question, “why?”. With the social media influence of food bloggers, this health trend has been rising of the charts. Are people being pressured into entering this food trend? After all, Vegans, historically have been pretty aggressive.
People would say that they are becoming a lot more environmentally friendly now a days. Trying to get the best car, with the best milage, to use the least amount of gas. Or the best electric car, that you can charge instead of wasting fossil fuels. The same thing has been happening with food. People want to preserve the earth, and that includes keeping the animals alive and well. But in reality, the internet is the thing that has had the biggest influence of the rapid increase in the trend.
With celebrities influence and new videos being made about where we really get our food, people have been pressured into this new way of life. According to The Guardian, Euan Reece found out about veganism after surfing the internet one day. Once he saw that a celebrity was doing it, he decided that it was a good thing to do. Celebrities have a huge automatic influence on us, and this is one example of that.
This has had a big influence also on the food that is being produced. In Plant Based News, they say that “with meat consumption being continually blamed for negative effects on the environment, lab-grown meat may make its way into the mass market to combat these concerns. It also represents a cruelty-free option”. Many students at Corner Canyons have started to agree with this lifestyle. This includes Senior, Seville Likes. She says that “more people should be vegan”, she believes that this is a good cause and people should avoid endangering all animals if they can.
With the rise of veganism, many things have the chance to be affected. From the animals, to the plant industry, many things will change if this rapid increase continues. This will be good and bad for many things, but overall, helpful. Even though the influences may be placed in the wrong category, it is still good for the animals and helps conserve the earth and keep it at its glory.
Drinks Around Town
This has been a very popular option for a drink at lunch since it opened a few years ago. There are many drink combinations that they can make for you, with many add-ins that you can use to personalize your drink. Some of their most popular drinks include:
Starbucks has been in draper for a long time. With other houses popping up around sandy -in Scheel's parking lot- and other businesses like Beans and Brews, our local Starbucks has stayed a favorite of many.
This is another recent addition to the Draper Community. Many people go here for a filling smoothie or a healthy meal.
These are some of the most popular drinks from a few of the popular drink locations in Draper. For lunch, maybe try one of these popular drinks and take a friend. They are all good to bring to class and sip on for a while, because who needs food when you can have a drink?
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Cooking an omelette at home or dining at a swag restaurant on a special occasion-food makes life sweet (and sometimes sour, or spicy, or tangy, or maybe even tart)