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‘I Felt Like An Outcast For Not Eating Meat’ Says Top Plant-Based Nutritional Scientist


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Top vegan nutritionist and educator Niko Rittenau says he used to feel like an outcast for not eating meat.

Rittenau, who is also the author of ‘Vegan-Klischee ade!‘ (roughly translating to Debunking Vegan Myths), made the comments on the latest episode of the Plant Based News Podcast, hosted by Co-Founder Robbie Lockie.


“I remember back then when I really felt like an outcast for not eating meat, I mean, I stopped [eating meat] more or less when I was let’s say five or six…” Rittenau explained.

“I always felt uncomfortable eating meat… But it was a huge part of the culture.”

‘Quickfire Q&A’

The pair also discuss the tautology between vegan and plant-based, how to confidently eat a balanced plant-based diet, reducetarianism, industry-funded studies, and much more!

The podcast also features a quickfire Q&A and insight into Rittenau’s upcoming music career.

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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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