This time, it is a continuation of the previous article, “The ranking of countries with the most vegan population! Where are the most popular countries in the world?” [Part 2].
I was wondering “how big is the vegan population in the world?”
In the previous article, I found that the US, the UK, Japan, Germany, and Taiwan were ranked high.
The following is the previous article. If you are interested, please have a look as it introduces the vegan circumstances of the top countries.
Vegan population of the world
Canada is vegan, with 2.3% of the population moving to 830,000. (2016)
Vegetarian is 9.4%.
In Canada, Vancouver, BC, has the highest number of vegetarians 8.6% and vegans 3.9%.
Canada is a multinational and vegetarian powerhouse.
Similar to the neighboring US, they understand vegetarian vegan, and they say that even restaurants can serve vegan.
There are also many vegetarian/vegan specialty stores.
Canada has a carnivorous culture, so supermarkets have a rich lineup of vegan meat like vegan tacos, vegan fish fries and vegan burgers, just like in the US.
Italy has 1% of the population vegan, with 600,000. (2016)
The vegetarian vegan population is 12%.
Italy may not have a vegan image, but Italian food is easy to serve as vegan.
A lot of olive oil and tomatoes are used, and fish and meat rarely enter the base. The topping cheese can be removed.
In many Italian pizzerias, you can change to pizza dough for vegan, topped with vegan cheese derived from soy milk or pepperoni derived from soybeans.
Large Italian supermarkets COOP and Esselunga have new vegan corners.
It is said that many Italians, who have strong individual claims, accept that “dietary style is individual freedom”. The number of shops is increasing.
The town of Torino in Italy is full of vegan restaurants.
Poland 1.6% of the population is vegan and remains 610,000. (2013)
Warsaw, Poland’s largest city, was ranked 7th in Top 10 Vegan Cities in Europe. (Ecobnb)
Poland is an advanced vegetarian country, and one of his family and friends has a vegetarian.
And perhaps because of the influence of neighboring Germany, the number of vegan shops and population is increasing.
Also, even in Europe, Polish people often eat vegetables and fruits.
It may be easier to accept the vegan diet from such a diet.
Australia 2% of the population is vegan and remains 490,000. (2014)
10% of the population are vegetarians.
Australia has a lot of immigrants, and it is easy to receive new ideas and styles.
Also, Australia is famous as an obesity powerhouse as well as the United States, but the government seems to be raising health awareness among the people.
For that reason, it is now a organic, nutritional and health advanced country.
Certainly, I feel that there are many vegan cosmetics that are organic, cruelty-free, and are of vegetable origin (vegan) that can be bought in Japan.
Australian restaurants always have vegan and vegan options.
Israel is vegan with 5% of the population, with 420,000. (2015)
10% of the population are vegetarians.
Israel has 75% Jewish population.
Judaism does not consume pork, meat that has not been properly processed religiously, shellfish, or a combination of meat and dairy products.
Therefore, foods that meet these Jewish dietary standards have Kosher mark.
Vegetarian vegan is said to have spread because of this Jewish idea.
Capital Tel Aviv has 400 vegan restaurants.
It’s called Vegan’s Capital and it’s getting a lot of attention.
Israel is a large agricultural powerhouse with many vegetables, fruits and beans, and its food self-sufficiency rate is over 90%.
Because of this background, I think Israel can easily move to a vegan diet.
Vegan population of the world(№11 and below)
In Sweden, 4% of the population is vegan and has grown to 400,000. (2014)
The vegetarian population is 10%.
Recently in Sweden, environmental activist and vegan Greta Toonberg is very famous.
The United Nations is sending a powerful message to the governments of each country about global warming.
Since Sweden has a lot of nature, it seems that they are very interested in environmental issues.
In addition, healthy, nutritious and vegan foods are spreading.
And because Sweden is actively accepting immigrants, there are many people of Middle Eastern descent and cooking is also varied.
The Swedish government is promoting “Becoming a vegan state” as a policy, and there is a “insect food plan”.
Vegan people are divided into whether they eat insects, but I am wondering what kind of products Sweden will develop in the future.
France has 0.4% of the population vegan, with 260,000. (2019)
France is famous for gastronomy. In addition, we are particular about ingredients, and organic ones are spreading.
However, it seems that vegan has not spread because of the gastronomy of French cuisine. I think it is especially difficult to break up from cheese and raw ham.
When viewed in Europe, the vegan rate of 0.4% is very low.
The key to the future will be how to make delicious vegan French food with a lot of butter, cheese, meat and fish.
Switzerland’s 3% is vegan, with 250,000. (2017)
Switzerland has a surprisingly high vegan rate.
In 2017, a new supermarket called “Karma-Shop” was opened to handle vegetarian and vegan foods.
With a lot of organic and fair trade products, it’s a paradise for those who are looking for ethical consumption.
Vegetarian and vegan are spreading worldwide.
However, if the food culture of that country is strong, it seems that vegan has not penetrated.
I think the focus will be on how to combine vegan and food culture in the future.
Japan’s intolerance to vegan eliminates diversity and narrows values and ideas.
Therefore, Japan is currently separated from the world. It is necessary to change the value of “food” or at least accept the style of others.
All industries such as chemical manufacturers, food industry, and fashion industry have been aiming for ecological, sustainable, vegan, cruelty free, ethical consumption.
Every industry is trying to change the world of mass production and mass consumption by warning the global crisis.
I think we consumers need to be aware of this and change something consciously in their daily lives.
The number of vegetarians and vegans in the world has increased so much, depending on the background of the country, but as a result of thinking about health, the earth, animals, etc., the dietary habits have changed.
Please think about your meal once as well.