The Future of Food: Finland Might Become a Vegetarian Nation
Meat eating starts to decline in Finland. Will Finland become the world's first nation with a plant-based diet?
As meat eating begins to decline in Finland and the role of food of animal origin begins to be questioned more openly, Finnish researchers have started a heated debate on how the way Finns eat impacts the environment. The impact of food that is of animal origin has started to show up in statistics. It seems like a new turn in the way Finns pick their food supports both the environment and a healthier nutrition.
One of the biggest global trends in contemporary societies has been the increasing transition into a plant-based diet. More supermarkets are becoming vegan friendly. And while fully vegan restaurants are still rare, vegetarian and modern general restaurants offer vegan alternatives.
The trend is especially noticeable in certain countries where research studies have been conducted to confirm that, indeed, the consumption of meat and dairy products are decreasing. At the same time, the replacement and consumption of meat and dairy products by plant-based alternatives is increasing. Some statistics indicate that people have begun to question the origin of the food they put on their plates. Let's take Finland as an example.