Would Vegans Eat Lab-Grown Meat?

We recently released new figures for a global survey of our 750,000+ users. That reveals the extent of global vegan and vegetarian support for cultured meat. Also known as lab-grown meat and if they are willing to add it to their diet.

The results for vegans are as follows:

  • 24% of vegans would eat cultured meat as it’s cruelty free
  • 47% of vegans would not eat cultured meat, but support it as it’s ultimately cruelty free
  • 29% of vegans would not eat or support cultured meat

The results for vegetarians are as follows:

  • 22% of vegetarians would eat cultured meat as it’s cruelty free
  • 50% of vegetarians would not eat cultured meat, but support it as it’s cruelty free
  • 28% of vegetarians would not eat or support any kind of meat, even if it’s cultured 

It’s notable that the consumption of these products should increase, especially in the US, where the FDA recently approved cultured meat as “safe to eat”.

Commenting on the research results, the Founder of Veggly, Alex Felipelli, said: “Can you ‘meat’ us halfway on this? Vegans don’t have to eat lab-grown meat, but it’s worth supporting. The more momentum cultured meat gains, the less demand there will be for animal meat. Ultimately, we as vegans just want to save as many animal lives as possible and protect the planet. Cultured meat is one of the new innovations that will help us achieve this, so it’s worth supporting or encouraging, even if we don’t want to eat it.

“Of course, there will be many different viewpoints in the vegan community on this issue; nothing will change that. But we need to understand the wider reality, anything that helps keep animals off plates is a good thing for a vegan world. Besides being more environmentally friendly. I hope that when we check these survey results again next year, the figures improve! And more vegans will be willing to eat lab-grown meat!”

Available throughout the world (used in 181 countries), Veggly is set to continue its rapid growth. That is thanks to its growing army of vegan volunteers around the world who have worked together to translate the app into Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Danish, and Polish, with many more languages on the way. 

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