We're really pleased that Myroo products are now registered with the Vegan Society, joining over 22,000 products and services already registered offering alternative choices for consumers.
This registration gives our customers the confidence that Myroo products are plant-based, do not contain any animal derived ingredients and are cruelty-free having never been tested on animals.
Becoming vegan is a choice that already over half a million people in the UK have made and the figure is growing as more consumers make choices about the food they eat and the products they buy.
Some people may choose to make the switch to being vegan over a relatively short period of time. Others may choose to start to reduce the amount of meat and dairy they have in their diets, it all helps.
The Vegan Society describes Veganism as a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.
People who have chosen to lead a vegan lifestyle enjoy a plant-based diet avoiding all animal foods such as meat (including fish, shellfish and insects), dairy, eggs and honey as well as products like leather or any products tested on animals.
Preventing the exploitation of animals is one of the main reasons that some people choose to become vegan and avoiding animal products is how many take a stand against animal cruelty and animal exploitation.
However choosing to become vegan can also be a way to reduce your carbon footprint and help reduce the impact of the meat and dairy industry on the environment. For many it is also just about wanting to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
It takes a huge amount of grain feed and water to sustain world meat production. It is estimated that a plant-based diet requires only one third of the land and water needed to support a meat and dairy diet.
The issues of deforestation of land used to produce grain and animal feed, the associated use of pesticides, soil erosion and scarcity of water are also issues driving the increase in the switch to veganism.
Being vegan doesn’t mean you need to compromise your diet or lifestyle
There are many benefits to a plant-based lifestyle and choosing to be vegan does not mean you need to compromise on flavour or variety in your diet. In fact the range of meat and dairy free alternatives are increasing all the time.
A diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, beans and pulses is rich in protein, iron, calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals. It is reported that the plant-based sources of these nutrients tend to be low in saturated fat, high in fibre and packed with antioxidants.
The Vegan Society encourages people to leave their food comfort zone and as a result of going vegan many people open themselves up to trying new foods and enjoying amazing new flavours and exploring new cuisines.
Vegan shopping choices are expanding all the time
Whether you're shopping for food, make-up, clothing, accessories, perfume or shoes, the range of vegan alternatives is on the up. You don't have to compromise on quality either when it comes to vegan shopping choices.