Did you read Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet or our Plant-Based Men series and now find yourself flirting with a plant-based lifestyle? The AP reports that veganism is "moving from marginal to mainstream" and that today's vegans are "urban hipsters, suburban moms, college students, even professional athletes."
So is veganism a fad?
How many people are actually vegan? The AP reports that, according to a 2009 survey, only 1% of the US population is vegan (though it's difficult to measure so the accuracy is up for debate).
What I find most encouraging in the AP story, and another 2011 Trend I predicted, is what I called "Veggies for Foodies" among chefs: