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From homemade Vietnamese pho to takeaway tofu scampi, there are plenty of cheap and healthy animal-free options

I first arrived at university to find my whole flat was vegetarian or vegan. It was a surprise to see the fridge was full of Alpro desserts and homemade hummus. But perhaps I shouldn’t have been shocked: we students are six times more likely than our parents to avoid meat.

Students are increasingly ditching animal products for environmental reasons, with four in 10 young people expressing sustainability concerns about their food: just under half (47%) of those who go vegan point to the environmental impact of meat production as a swaying factor.

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