No longer weird to be a vegan

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  • Saturday, 18 Jan 2014

Indian bystanders look on as an activist from The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals poses wearing a dress made of lettuce leaves and holding a placard during a demonstration in Hyderabad on Oct 31, 2013. - Photo AFP

Suddenly, it’s cool to eat only bananas. Do we need to reassess our ideas about weirdness?

VEGAN used to be one of those insults thrown around with the same mainstream anti-beard incomprehension as “socks and sandals”. Unfortunately, since both beards and this type of footwear became cool, vegans’ prospects are also looking up. So it’s time to revise our ideas of who’s a weirdo and who isn’t.

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