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Table 3 Main reason for the dietary choice related to meat consumption, Sydney, 2018

From: Planetary health and reduction in meat consumption

Main reasons for consuming meat Number Percentage Main reason for excluding meat Number Percentage
Healthy and nutritious, including Iron, Zinc, B12, etc. 150 42% Vegan or vegetarian conviction 10 50%
Symbol of strength 70 19% Animal welfare 5 25%
Family traditions and part of culture 66 18% Religion 2 10%
Nice taste and texture 65 18% Disgust 2 10%
Weight loss 7 2% Environmental concerns 1 5%
Other/not stated 2 1% Other/not stated 0 0%
Total 360 100% Total 20 100%