Milking cows, goats and sheep on one farm has been a steep learning curve for Te Aroha farmer Kevin Schuler and his brother Paul.
However, if New Zealand farmers and processors that send products to Asia were worried about this, they needn’t.
Studies show veganism isn’t widely sustainable within East and Southeast Asia, or among global Asian households. It seems that most who transition, eventually fall back into old ways.
Studies have shown that most vegans lapse within a year, and while no official research has specifically been conducted among vegans of Asian heritage, bets are that their long-term statistics are equally, if not more, dismal.
After all, can we really expect Hong-Kongers to turn down mum’s roast pork on a Lunar New Year?