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Average American Believes US Could Be ‘Entirely’ Meat-Free By 2039, Poll Finds

Despite the optimism for a meat-free future, 52% of respondents said turning plant-based isn't a 'realistic possibility' for them right now.

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The average American believes the US could be ‘entirely’ meat-free by the year 2039, according to a new poll.

The 2,000-person survey was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Vegan Strong. It found one in three respondents agrees that everyone will be eating meatless foods in the future. 

The average year participants think everyone will follow a plant-based diet is 2039.

‘Plants have all the protein you need’

Despite the optimism, a staggering 52 percent of those surveyed said turning plant-based isn’t a ‘realistic possibility’ for them right now. Moreover, one in five said plant-based diets are too expensive and 19 percent think it would be ‘too time-consuming to learn the ins and outs’.

Similarly, 55 percent worry they ‘couldn’t survive on a vegan diet’ based on the amount of protein it provides.

Robert Cheeke is Vegan Strong’s National Tour Director. In a statement sent to PBN, he said: “Most people don’t realize that plants have all the protein you need.  

“Yet many elite athletes are converting to a plant-based diet because they are seeing their performance and strength improve dramatically.”

However, 31 percent admitted to having given a vegan recipe a go for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Plant-based eating can be incredibly affordable if you focus on eating fruits, vegetables, beans, rice, nuts, and seeds,” Cheeke then added.  “Going vegan is better for your health, your wallet, and the earth.”

Is the future meat-free?

Moreover, in 2019, a major report predicted 60 percent of meat consumed in 2040 won’t come from dead animals.

The report, by global consultancy AT Kearney, says 35 percent of meat will be lab-cultured and 25 percent will be vegan alternatives.

The predictions were based on interviews with experts. Environmental impact and animal welfare concerns were cited as reasons behind the growing interest in alternative protein.

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Liam Gilliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.

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Soph
Soph
1 year ago

This is brilliant news. Karma free world for Dharmic people and where animals are free to live safely. India and Hinduism have always taught Vegetarianism and Veganism. The benefits of it are being realised by the wider world now. They knew from far earlier. So much knowledge, value and full truth in Hinduism. Good to see the values of Hinduism spreading throughout the world. The right path.

rodentx2
rodentx2
1 year ago

Maybe the future will be HUMAN FREE instead! Go Covid-19 and the Variant Class, go climate change!

TheBigDG
TheBigDG
1 year ago

There is always reason for hope..and if you do not have one, keep searching!

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  TheBigDG

I like your positive attitude 🙂

Jeff Adams
10 months ago

I made video just a few days ago explaining how the most nutrient dense foods are plants to tackle some of these misunderstandings people have: https://youtu.be/C_eGjpRQ52w and this one on protein has been a hit: https://youtu.be/05pe-dzwvNg

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