'Veganism' has become a buzzword in the last decade or so, and both media and real-life examples I've been exposed to have highlighted the highly controversial perceptions of the lifestyle. I envision a future where individuals are free to decide what they wish include/exclude in their diet, regardless of whether they are vegan or not, and for the term to not spur on as much divisive behaviour as it currently does (when the focus should be more on the production and sustainability of the food). I fully support and respect personal dietary choices that people may have- however I would love to further the discussion of treating 'vegan' or 'non-vegan' foods not so much as items that factor into one's identity/eating/ preference practice (although the moral/ethical code of different lifestyles are still very wonderful), but more as food choices that are driven by mitigating socio-ecological practices as a whole. I find that especially in the sphere of social media, influential figures that openly advertise themselves as vegan are easily 'cancelled' for not abiding by the strict boundaries that define vegan diets, yet the fine line for vegan diets is so hard to distinguish anyway by laypersons it almost seems (unintentionally) hypocritical. After learning about agriculture and farming in class today, I came to realize that a lot of products i.e., produce are fertilized by manure (which is the environmentally supported method as opposed to chemicals), which makes me wonder if the products would still be viewed as vegan by those who live by vegan lifestyles. I touched on some things that would really be hard to state interventions for as this is mainly about personal choices, so for the purpose of the assignment I may not have approached this in the best way. I think education/knowledge and intention has a lot to do with my discussion, so perhaps the government could focus some of their time and funds towards providing resources on the benefits (focused on socio-ecological contexts) of vegan food practices, such that those who choose the lifestyle can share the resources with those that are interested. In addition, the resources could focus on shifting ecologically beneficial food practices, and less towards consumer identities or performative intentions.