What is Veganuary?

Since 2014, Veganuary has inspired and supported more than one million people in 192 countries to try vegan for January – and beyond. They have worked with businesses to drive up vegan food provision in shops and restaurants, and have made veganism more visible and accessible through work with national and international media.

Throughout the year, Veganuary encourages and supports people and businesses alike to move to a plant-based diet as a way of protecting the environment, preventing animal suffering, and improving the health of millions of people.

You can find a range of Vegan recipes here: Vegan Recipes | Veganuary

Veganism is often defined by what you don’t eat: meat, fish, eggs and dairy, plus some of the animal ingredients that are hidden away in products, such as whey (from milk) and gelatine (from animal bones).   

But really, we should focus on all the great stuff that vegans do eat. And in reality, the difference isn’t all that huge. Instead of  meaty burgers, sausage and steaks, you can eat plant-based versions. Instead of dairy cheese on a pizza or cows’ milk in our coffee, you can choose the plant-based versions. For almost every animal-derived ingredient and product, there is now a vegan alternative, and this means that a vegan’s meal may look and taste exactly like a non-vegan’s meal, it just doesn’t come with the animal suffering, or the same environmental impact. 

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