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Vegetarian kiwis in shorter supply than previously expected

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Publish Date
Thu, 7 Dec 2023, 8:44AM
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Vegetarian kiwis in shorter supply than previously expected

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 7 Dec 2023, 8:44AM

It's being suggested there aren't as many vegetarians in our midst as first thought. 

New research from Auckland University's School of Population Health shows the number of New Zealanders who follow a strictly vegetarian diet is just 2%, and vegan is even lower at 1%.

Previously, market research suggested the number of vegetarians was around 20%.

Lead Author Dr Kathryn Bradbury told Mike Hosking that the finding isn't a surprise, as she'd thought the figures were way too high. 

She says if you look at countries similar to us, the number of vegetarians is usually less than 5%. 

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