What do you cook when your teenager turns vegetarian?
Paula Goodyer, THE AGE, Melbourne Wednesday, January 21, 2009
“No one knows how many Australian teenagers turn to their parents one day and announce that – like Lisa from The Simpsons – they’re now vegetarian. But the guess is that it’s no rare event – especially among girls.
But in the US they’ve crunched some numbers and, based on interviews with 9000 parents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that around one in 200 American teenagers has taken a pledge to veg.
Anecdotally, teenage vegetarianism seems to be an increasing trend, often driven by animal welfare concerns and often sparked by animal slaughter videos on YouTube, The Washington Post reported last week”. More…
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Posted by Kurma on 22/1/09; 10:01:10 AM