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This depends on several factors. This answer uses Cowspiracy as a source, which in turn uses several reputable sources as source. I will state the sources of these sources in small under the quotes. If we look to the available land, a non-vegetarian uses approximately six times as much land as a vegetarian and 18 times as much as a vegan. Robbins, John. ...


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Okinawa Japanese is one of the populations with the longest life span. Their average life span is 77 for men and 86 for women. They eat to 80% fullness and rely very heavily on whole unrefined plants. 70% of their total calories comes from sweet potatoes. They eat essentially no meat, eggs, dairy, no sugar, no oil, but they do have very small amounts of fish....


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Part of the answer is how youtube works- youtubers need views, so they need to generate a story with change and drama. "Yup, still vegan and doing fine" isn't a story that is going to get views. Many response videos were "yup, still vegan" and they didn't get millions of views. Many youtubers did response videos, I like Mic the Vegan's response videos. ...


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I would suspect that it's related to the same reason that other subcommunities (such as LGBT*, "furries", etc) have become popular: a combination of the Internet and people moving into dense cities. 10+ years ago, it was hard to find others who feel the same way. When only a small proportion are interested in something like vegetarianism, you had to rely on ...


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I wouldn't be very surprised if it was. In the history of mankind, the ability to sustain something as big as a culture by purely plant-based means would not be the easiest way of doing things and unless there exist strong outside pressures (such as ethical ones that can be seen nowadays) then plant-based diet would be overshadowed by more diversified ...


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There are multiple factors which have contributed to the rise of "vegetarianism" food habits. Although I disagree it has risen only in past few years, it has been growing consistently over several decades. Let's look at these factors closely Factor 1: Migration from Indian subcontinent Vegetarianism as a stable food habit existed mainly in Indian ...


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Some Neanderthals in Spain have been found to have consumed zero animal products. The theory is that since they lived inside forests there was plently of roots, mushrooms, nuts and fruits thus no reason to chase giant animals. "Neanderthals from El Sidrón showed no evidence of meat eating – instead they appear to have survived on a mixture of forest ...


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This is what they do for a living. Maybe slightly opinion-based, but some of the influencers you name were never vegan. They just followed and then abandoned a strictly plant-based diet the same way they followed other fad/trend-diets in the past. You might be also interested in this reddit discussion.


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Surely from a vegetarian's point of view, it is the one big fish. You are killing one being rather than one-hundred. However, if the species of large fish is endangered, then the question is 'Is somebody who is non-vegetarian willing to risk $50000 (the fine for killing an endangered animal) for animal welfare?' Which, even for vegetarians, is difficult. In ...


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It is definitely not true "that a plant-based diet never sustained any traditional culture." St. Jerome gives numerous examples of cultures in antiquity who abstained from eating flesh in Against Jovinianus bk. 2: Dicæarchus in his book of Antiquities, describing Greece, relates that under Saturn, that is in the Golden Age, when the ground brought ...


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