A June 2016 report shows that Australia is the third-fastest growing vegan market in the world so what’s this all about? Well, in the words of Julie Andrews, let’s start at the very beginning…
Firstly, vegan can refer to a person, a diet or a product but whatever context you’re using it in, they all share the same values; no animal products, no meat, no fish, no eggs, no dairy products or any other animal derived ingredients including honey and no animal cruelty. And when it comes to personal care and household products, these too must all be free from all animal derived ingredients or harm.
Many vegans say they like being vegans “because it's good for the animals and the earth and it's healthy” and for this reason I, 100% believe that vegan and organic must go hand in hand.
The best way to promote health and wellbeing within ourselves and our planet is to consume a diet free from a chemical concoction of pesticides, artificial colors and flavours. This also ensures we aren’t putting harmful chemicals on our precious plants, soils and waterways or poisoning any animals and in particular bees along the way.