It’s a rather bold claim – but a new survey has revealed that 67% of Brits would apparently rather live five to 10 years less instead of give up meat.
There’s no denying that veganism and alternative diets are more popular than ever before, especially compared to the mid 2010s, with a rise in personal activism against the treatment of animals and the growing range of plant-based food options available in UK supermarkets, all to thank for this.
But we all know that meat is still immensely popular.
So much so, that two thirds of people in the UK would apparently rather opt for decreasing their life expectancy by a good chunk of time, than wipe out meat from their diets completely.
A OnePoll survey, which was carried out on behalf of No Meat May, asked 2,000 Brits a number of questions about veganism, vegetarianism and meat consumption, and according to the results – as reported in the Metro – 67% of respondents said they would rather live five to 10 years less instead of giving up meat.
The poll also found 51% of respondents think diets with more meat are “masculine”, whereas vegan (36%) and vegetarian (35%) diets are more “feminine”.
30% of men said they believe that humans are meant to eat meat, compared to 22% of women, and then when it came to the idea of whether giving up meat would help their sexual performance, 18% of men said they would do it, as well as 35% saying they’d cut it out if their general health improved.
It was also found that the adapting to a more plant-based diet and lifestyle was more popular among the younger generations, particularly those aged 16-34.
“This survey highlights a real disconnect between the science and public attitudes relating to meat consumption.” said Dr Shireen Kassam, Founder of Plant Based Health Professionals UK.
“Given that eating meat, particularly red and processed meat, is a leading risk factor for some of our commonest chronic illnesses, it is quite alarming to learn how entrenched some myths and beliefs about a vegan diet actually are.
“This is undoubtedly a result of decades of effective marketing and PR by the meat industry”.
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I’m A Celebrity line-up announced for brand new all-star series in South Africa
The all-star line-up for I’m A Celebrity… South Africa has been announced, with some massive Manchester celebs taking part.
The brand new show is due to air in April and will see some of the series’ most memorable campmates heading to a new setting in South Africa.
And that’s just part of the first wave of celebrity contestants – more famous faces will take part in I’m A Celebrity… South Africa, entering the camp as the series goes on.
The new series will ‘push them to their limits and test them like never before’, ITV has said, promising bigger and tougher challenges and an even harsher environment.
Also taking part from the launch episode will be Diversity star Jordan Banjo, TV presenter Carol Vorderman, Olympian Fatima Whitbread, former royal butler Paul Burrell, ex-England cricketer Phil Tufnell, and supermodel Janice Dickinson.
ITV said: “Whilst nodding back to the Australian jungle, I’m A Celebrity…South Africa is a uniquely different series so viewers can look forward to lots of unexpected twists and turns.”
The trailer also shows the celebs taking part in pre-recorded challenges, taking on everything from nasty food to terrifying heights.
I’m A Celebrity… South Africa will air on ITV1 and ITVX from April 2023.
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Commentator Arlo White shows off what the Old Trafford gantry walk looks like
Ever wondered what it’s like to be up in the gantry in a football stadium, say, Old Trafford? Well, we certainly have.
You see the odd shot of the commentators sat there on the telly from time to time but it never really gives much away either and, at some venues, it’s quite a ways up there. There’s a little bit of allure behind these mysterious parts of footy grounds that most fans will never get to see.
After hours of mindless scrolling on the social media app, we stumbled across the well-known sports commentator‘s channel where he’s been showing off what it’s like to go in the gantry and one of them is his long walk to crow’s nest up at the Theatre of Dreams.
As it turns out, Arlo’s been doing these videos for a couple of years now, revealing how the gantry looks not only at Old Trafford but other big Premier League grounds too, such as down the road at the Etihad, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, Tottenham Hotspurs’ sparkly new ground and many more.
Another reason we found ourselves stuck on his TikTok for so long was also because of the other behind-the-scenes details he reveals too, even shedding light on how he prepares for games: note-taking, data sheets, how keeps himself warm up there during those cold nights on comms and so on.