Wednesday, 18 March 2020 13:50

Vegan milk service hits UK

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: In March, the first national dairy-free milk delivery service will be coming to British doorsteps, a clear sign that veganism is on the rise in the United Kingdom.

One opinion survey suggested that 3.5 million Brits, around 5% of the population, now identify as vegan and avoid consuming or using animal by-products.

Their motivations range from worries about animal welfare to considerations about human health and a concern that methane emissions from cattle are contributing significantly to climate change.

Richard Eckersley, co-director of ReRooted, the company launching the new doorstep delivery service, refuses to drink cow’s milk for ethical reasons. 

“I don’t think we should be impregnating cows and then taking their milk away from their babies,”

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