aduki independent press announced the winners of the best vegan stuff in Australia over here. Winners included Green Gourmet in Sydney as best restaurant, and Melbourne as the most vegan-friendly city in Australia. (A shame the Forest in Brisbane wasn’t nominated for an award! Especially considering the awesome gluten-free vegan wedding cake they made for me & my new husband… a-hem.) The best Aussie vegblog was voted as Viva La Vegan. On their “about” page you’ll find this interesting tidbit:
With an estimated 30% of the population identifying with vegetarian ideals this number is set to increase following such wide-spread panic garnered from the consuming of animal products which lead to mad cow disease and chicken ‘flu.
Though only a small amount of the population actually observe a vegetarian diet, 10-15% of people aged between 18-35 are vegetarian and of this amount, between one third and a half are practising vegans.*
With a predominantly young vegan population a high percentage of these people are internet literate thus the need for a central place for all vegans from all areas of the globe to unite on one website.
Nice to hear that among my peers there are plenty of sophisticated, animal-rights-aware folks. Rock on.