How vegans can plant the seeds of acceptance

More and more people are adopting plant-based diets in Australia and other Western nations. But also seemingly on the rise is resentment towards vegans and vegetarians.

This can range from ridicule on social media sites ("Nobody likes a vegetarian") to bumper stickers ("Vegetarian is an old Indian word for bad hunter"). Recently, the editor of the UK Waitrose magazine, Mr William Sitwell, stepped down after he called for a piece about vegans that would "expose their hypocrisy".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2018, with the headline 'How vegans can plant the seeds of acceptance'. Print Edition | Subscribe