LANGUAGE WILL CHANGE AS VEGANISM FORCES US TO "FACE REALITY OF FOOD'S ORIGIN"
An academic at Swansea University says the rise of veganism will see a change in our use of language.
Dr. Shareena Hamzah says phrases that involve animal cruelty, such as 'bringing home the bacon' will be phased out.
Dr. Hamzah said: "If veganism forces us to confront the realities of food’s origins, then this increased awareness will undoubtedly be reflected in our language and literature.
"The increased awareness of vegan issues will filter through consciousness to produce new modes of expression.
"Historically, the resources required to obtain meat meant it was mainly the preserve of the upper classes, while the peasantry subsisted on a mostly vegetarian diet.
"As a result, the consumption of meat was associated with dominant power structures in society, its absence from the plate indicating disadvantaged groups, such as women and the poor. ‘To control the supply of meat was to control the people."