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vegan food is expensive, classist, and a luxury


vegan food is expensive, classist, and a luxury


vegan food often is the same or even less expensive than meat and dairy

tofu is now less expensive than ground beef in protein per dollar. fruits, vegetables, tvp, seitan, beans, grains, and nuts are more sources of cheap, tasty nutrition. the price gap between plant milk and dairy is closing too!

while gentrified, specialty, or "artisan" vegan products like fancy cheeses and meat substitutes are often expensive, so are their non-vegan counterparts. by avoiding the hype and sticking to the basics, delicious, nutritious vegan food can cost far less than a diet of animal products.

did you know that our government heavily subsidizes animal agriculture with billions of our tax dollars instead of funding nutritious, nourishing plant-based food, misleading us into thinking that meat and dairy are NOT expensive western luxuries? have you considered why a cheeseburger is cheaper than a pint of berries? in many countries this would be ridiculous.

animal products may appear cheap, but their long-term cost — in human and animal suffering, climate-crisis related disasters (which will cost us trillions over the next decades), mass extinction, and more — is EXTREME.

more information / sources

HuffPost: Why Canadian Dairy Won a Massive Subsidy Despite Falling Demand

Surge: Have you ever wondered why a cheeseburger can cost less than fruit?

National Post: Federal budget promises billions in compensation for dairy, chicken farmers affected by trade deals

The Globe and Mail: Taxpayers oblivious to the cost of farm subsidies

Saving the Planet - The Market for Sustainable Meat Alternatives: "A $5 Big Mac would cost $13 if the retail price included hidden expenses that meat producers offload onto society"

Animal Alliance of Canada: Animal Agriculture Subsidies promote animal suffering

Nation Rising: List of Animal Agriculture Subsidies in Canada

The Anarchist Library: The Radical Left’s Top 10 Objections to Veganism

CTV News: Climate cost to Canada could be trillions of dollars by 2100: report

Gen V: How To Be Vegan on a Budget: Cheap Vegan Grocery List