2019: Year of the Vegan?

This article was originally published on 5th February 2019. A follow-up article tracking the growth of veganism and vegan culture in the UK over the last two years will be coming shortly!

The word ‘vegan’ was coined in 1944, after members of the Leicester Vegetarian Society became frustrated with the group’s refusal to consider a ‘non-dairy vegetarian’ section for its newsletter. Its creator, Donald Watson, chose the term to mark “the beginning and end of vegetarian”, replacing the ungainly ‘non-dairy vegetarian’ and other contenders such as ‘benevore’ and ‘beaumangeur’. The Vegan…