Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

New poll shows caring Kiwis moving towards plant-based diet

Compassionate Kiwis are ditching animal products and opting for kinder plant-based foods, according to new figures from Horizon Research.

The Horizon Research poll shows there has been a rise in conscious food purchases over the past three years. Kiwis are eating less meat, dairy and fish products, and the majority of Kiwis say they will consider removing meat and fish from their diets entirely.

SAFE Head of Education, Nichola Kriek says Kiwis are putting their values into action.

"More Kiwis are eating plant-rich foods that make a positive difference to animals, the planet and their health," says Nichola.

"When we spend our money we are choosing what we want to support, and a growing number of New Zealanders are saying no to animal cruelty, climate destruction and ill health."

This is good news for the over the over 100 million SAD (Sick And Deformed) chickens reared in appalling conditions in NZ each year. A small reduction in meat eating can save the lives of 100’s of thousands of animals. A three percent reduction in chicken consumption can save up to three million animals.

"Just like many other people around the world, Kiwis have become aware of the detrimental impact meat farming has on animals, the environment and our health," says Nichola.

"This poll shows people are not only considering a vegetarian diet, they are actually making the change,"

"It’s never been easier for Kiwis to take meat, dairy, chicken and fish products off their plate. This month is Meat Free May, and we encourage everyone to try it out by signing up to our six-week 100% Plant-Based Challenge."




© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Pike River: Families Welcome Opening Of Drift

The group representing 29 of the Pike River Families - the Pike River Family Reference Group - has welcomed the unsealing of the mine at a private family event this morning...

“Watching those doors open and seeing the light enter that dark tunnel for the first time in years was incredibly emotional. We’ve known we are going back in for a year now, today it feels like it.

“This is the start of a journey that will end with truth and justice.” More>>

 

camouflageGordon Campbell: Why We Shouldn’t Genuflect To Security

Reportedly most (and possibly all) of the Royal Commission investigation into the Christchurch mosque shootings will be closed to the general public and to the media… More>>


PM's Post-Cab: Pike, Bullying, Carbon...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern began her post-cabinet press conference by announcing that the zero carbon bill would have its first reading the Parliament this week. More>>

Budget Announcements: Family And Sexual Violence Response

The family and sexual violence package, which sits across eight portfolios, is the result of the first ever joint Budget bid from multiple government departments. More>>

ALSO:

Deals, Sanctions, Consultation: National's Foreign Policy Plan

“National will prioritise our relationship with the United States.. National will also further the strong and dynamic economic relationship with China." More>>

ALSO:

Taking Children Into State Care: Minister For Children On The Nation

Simon Shepherd: ... So, we’ve seen this jump in the number of newborn Maori babies being taken from their parents in the last three years. Is that because it’s a directive from Oranga Tamariki to get involved earlier? More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Christchurch Call

The zigzagging nature of Christchurch Call To Action's content (“steps to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online” on one hand… and “a free, open and secure Internet” on the other) reflects the genuine tension on this subject. More>>

ALSO:

Getting Moving: Wellington Transport To Get $6.4b Overhaul

A new $6.4bn transport project aiming to free up traffic in Wellington CBD will combine a mass transit system with an improved bus network, the government says. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels