Rose Elliot MBE

Rose Elliot is a celebrated vegetarian cookery writer with over 55 recipe books to her name. She is also a patron of V for Life. 

We asked Rose what she thinks the reason has been for the recent rise in plant-based living. 

"I think the awareness of the damage that intensive animal-rearing can have on the environment, and the inability of it to feed the growing population of the world has reached a kind of 'tipping point'. Social media has also had its part to play in spreading the message – as well as the constant work that V for Life has been doing so patiently and devotedly all these years. I take my hat off to you. 

"The rapid gowth of the vegetarian/vegan ways of life – our way of life – will inevitably help protect the vegan identity in later life, but I think it is something that we can encourage. Supporting and promoting V for Life would I am sure help, because the more people know of it, and the more it is mentioned, the better, so that both patients and carers are familiar with it, talk about it, and use its resources. There is certainly 'strength in numbers'."