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The rise of vegetarians: 1 in 10 New Zealanders mostly, or completely, meat-free

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One in 10 New Zealanders are vegetarian or mostly meat free, and they’re more concerned about plastic than child welfare, research shows.

The Better Futures report released on Tuesday said our meat-free jump was up 3 per cent, from  7 per cent in 2017, and had steadily risen since 2014.

New Zealand Vegetarian Society Wellington centre president Caroline Jack said awareness of farming had led to an increased interest in vegetarian and vegan eating.

People sought to eat healthier to reduce emissions through consumer choices.