And the answer is Israel!
Huh, who would have guessed? We didn’t learn about that fact until we read this article in Israel21c in which we learned that 5 per cent of the population is vegan. That’s about 400,000 people.
For some reason, we thought it would be a Buddhist country.
The rise and popularity of veganism in the country has led to the development of vegan tourism and Israel’s super tech food sectors are also thriving. Recently Critterfiles wrote about how an Israeli startup is promising that it can deliver real meat through growing cells from live animals.
An increasing number of product packages carry the stamp of VeganFriendly, the Israeli nonprofit that started the ball rolling in 2012 and sponsors the annual congress.
VeganFriendly founder Omri Paz told ISRAEL21c that in the first two years, the organization worked hard to raise awareness of animal cruelty in the meat, dairy and egg industries, resulting in a rise in the number of Israeli vegans from half a percent to 4% of the population.
Popular restaurant chains in Israel, from Domino’s Pizza to Café Landwer, began adding vegan items to the menu.