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Asking whether a particular product is vegan or not, and exploring the edges of what is considered vegan. Process contamination, obscure ingredients, and products of unknown composition.

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Would vegans wear clothing or eat food made from human slavery?

Considering that vegans think that humans are animals, and vegans are against deriving benefit from animals, especially those who are abused who didn't agree to work for whoever is benefitting from ...
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Should veganism be treated as a religion?

The practice of veganism closely resembles religion. There are acceptable practices of what to eat, food preparation, food sourcing, what to wear, what to drive, what to do with your non-vegan ...
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Are plants grown with animal manure vegan?

Many farmers use a method known as manure to plant vegetables. This manure comes from animals. Generally vegans don’t benefit from products that come from animals. So are vegetables that are grown ...
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If we should not eat eggs because modern egg industry causes superbacteria, should we give up wine and grapes as well?

Probably the most compelling argument against eating eggs is that, the way they are produced today, they cause superbacteria. Around 70% of antibiotics today are used in the egg industry, directly ...
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Is cheap soap vegan?

What ingredients in soap are not vegan? I'm not asking if soaps that are labeled "vegan" are vegan. That's obvious. I live in a very small town in South America. Actually I have to travel 20 ...
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Is L-Cysteine (E920) Vegan?

Is L-Cysteine (E920 -- the dough conditioner) vegan? I'm looking to buy a pizza from a restaurant. While most pizza dough is very simple and vegan by default -- on review of their pizza dough ...
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Is aquaponic lettuce vegan?

Is it vegan to eat lettuce that was grown aquaponically? Aquaponics is a method of growing plants using hydroponics, but where the nutrients in the water come from aquatic animals such as fish, ...
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Is "Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein" (HVP) vegan?

Is Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) vegan? The name suggests that maybe it's derived wholly from vegetables, but the following snippet from Wikipedia is concerning: Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (...
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Which countries regulate use of the term "vegan"?

Which countries have laws that make it illegal to label a product as "vegan" if it contains parts from animals (or insects)? Unfortunately, I've seen a lot of products marked "vegan&...
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Is Bayer aspirin Vegan?

I have a minor to mild toothache an want to take an aspirin, Bayer brand to be exact. All but 1 of the ingredients are fine, but 1 is sus: glyceryl triacetate/triacetin. I have read that it is vegan ...
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ISO Vegan local anesthetic for Ankle hardware removal

I am getting ready to have ankle hardware removal. Dr uses Lidocaine as a local anesthetic and I can't have that because it contains mammal ingredients. I'm allergic to all mammal products and by ...
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Are M1 MacBook Airs vegan or no?

So, lately I read of most laptops not being vegan friendly because they have some animal-derived items, like LCD Screens, Batteries, ETC. I really want to know if apple uses 100% animal free items on ...
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Which tapes and adhesives are vegan?

I was reading a forum thread wherein it is claimed that some adhesives (packaging tape etc.) is not considered vegan. However, as is typical for such forums, the claims were not backed up with clear ...
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Does honey contain animal proteins?

From a nutritional standpoint, is honey vegan? Or does it contain animal proteins? related: "Is honey considered vegan?"
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Can I neuter/spay/desex my dogs as a vegan?

We have 2 male dogs and one younger female dog at home and all of them are intact. The problem is that our male dogs are aggressive and sometimes fight really hard over our female dog. My vet told me ...
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Natural Flavor, Natural Flavors, and Natural Flavoring

Products that list "natural flavor" as an ingredient (deceitfully, IMO) rarely if ever inform consumers that "natural flavor" is usually -- not always -- an animal byproduct. I've ...
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Are Crownfield cereal boxes with plant-based ingredients vegan?

As an example, Crownfield -Special- Flakes Red Fruit is a cereal sold by Lidl. The ingredients listed appear to be vegan and the box has a "vegetarian" label. Here's the simplified list: ...
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Are there any anti seizure meds suitable for vegans?

I know that it's not a good idea to seek medical advice here, but I just want to ask about whether or not the option even exists. If you would recommend something particular, I would definitely ...
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Is it ok for vegans to eat flour-based food?

Flour is produced out of grain. Grain is kept in silos. And it takes lots of effort to keep the silos safe from pests and rodents. So how is it considered vegan to eat food whose production requires ...
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COVID-19 vaccine considerations for vegans

I live a vegan lifestyle, as far as I'm aware. (I don't knowingly make decisions otherwise*.) I don't want to be speciesist. Ideally, I want to live by principles that if all other humans followed ...
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Is this aloe vera gel vegan? [closed]

I use Fruit of the Wokali aloe vera gel, but I'm not sure whether it's vegan or not. Is Fruit of the Wokali aloe vera gel vegan?
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What non-vegetarian and/or non-vegan ingredients can be found in cosmetics?

Veganism is defined as "a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other ...
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Is the growth medium used to cultivate vitamin B12-producing bacteria vegan?

Vitamin B12 or cobalamin is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in human health. Because it is considered that active forms of B12 cannot be reliably obtained from plant foods or algae, the ...
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Is there a way of telling if foods are vegan by a single nutrient or a certain combination of nutrients?

The USDA define 235 kinds of nutrients in their database. Is there a nutrient found in all animal products and no plant foods? I read that some foods with zero cholesterol aren't always vegan. But, ...
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Are cereals or any other crop grown by humans vegan? [duplicate]

The process of growing a crop involves ploughing the land and using pesticides. While ploughing we kill many insects and worms in the soil and by using pesticides we intentionally kill the insects. ...
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Do vegans consume crops pollinated by captive bee labor? [duplicate]

Bees are used as slave labor to pollinate a huge number of crops. How do we justify the exploitation of honey bees to produce food? Avocados, almonds, and blueberries are just a few examples of crops ...
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How can I tell if this pizza is vegan?

Today the office in which I work provided pizza lunch for us, and the person ordering was extra thoughtful and ordered some additional special pizza for the few vegans who work in this office. Upon ...
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Vegan flu shot (vaccine / vaccination)

After hearing that the most common flu shots involve chicken eggs, I searched for vegan flu shots. I haven't found anything conclusive. What are my options if I want a flu shot but want to adhere to ...
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Is chili sauce vegan?

I am wondering if chili sauce is vegan. Basically this sauce is made from vegetables such as chili or garlic. It is my favourite spice so it's hard to give up.
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Is giving formula to infants acceptable for vegans [duplicate]

I have a young child and like many parents we’re supplementing her diet with formula. Now I know that opinions on breastfeeding can get heated so I want to make this clear: this question is purely ...
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Are Oreos vegan?

There are many contradictory sources on whether the classic black Oreo "Sandwich Cookies" are vegan or not. Though sold almost worldwide, classic Oreos are produced in just a handful of big factories ...
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Are black truffles vegan?

Tuber melanosporum better known as black truffles or French black truffles are a type of fungi that grows on the roots of trees. Because they grow underground, they are quite difficult to find and ...
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Are McDonald's fries vegan in Canada?

I've heard mixed information about whether McDonald's fries are vegan. There's mixed information about flavourings used in manufacture, or different fats used for deep frying. Even this recent Reddit ...
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Are crops pollinated by bringing in bees still vegan? [duplicate]

I had someone smugly tell me that I need to stop eating fruits and vegetables where bees have been brought in to pollinate them. I've responded that I'm fine with plants being pollinated by bees, but ...
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Which ingredient in Cornitos Nacho Chips contains milk?

Cornitos Nacho Chips' (barbeque flavour) ingredients seem to be completely vegan, but it says just below, "Contains Soya and Milk Products". Is it a misprint or does a ingredient contain milk? ...
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Are all German beers vegan by law?

As a longtime vegan, I'm used to looking up Barnivore. (Yay Barnivore! \o/) However, a (non-vegan) German friend of mine recently told me that all beers in Germany are vegan. When I pushed her on ...
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In which countries are McDonald's fries vegan? [closed]

I've heard mixed information about whether McDonald's fries are vegan, and then I've heard that it can vary based on which country you're in. So is there a short list of countries where McDonald's ...
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Is consensual cannibalism vegan?

As far as I understand, one of the strongest points of veganism for not consuming animals is so as not to cause animals harm or suffering. Vegans also abstain from animal products such as milk, honey ...
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Why is Co-op Fairtrade Dark Chocolate not vegan?

I am looking at a bar of Co-op Fairtrade Dark Chocolate. It is labelled as suitable for vegetarians but not vegans. The reason is not obvious to me. Here are the listed ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa ...
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Database of vegan products in the UK

Is there any online resource that I can use to check which products are vegan? I am a long time vegetarian who is trying to switch to vegan. Mostly, I cook from basic ingredients and hence it is ...
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Is organic palm oil harmful to animals?

I know palm oil production destroy the home of monkeys. However, is this still the case for organic palm oil? I'm talking about organic palm oil in the European Union since every country has ...
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Readers delight,does it need any tweaks?

I'm writing a recipe called Readers Delight! which I have shared on Genius Kitchen (previously Food.com). My goal is for the recipe to have one ingredient for every letter in the alphabet. This is the ...
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Are animal pollinated foods vegan friendly?

Some foods (e.g. almonds) are 100% reliant on animals (e.g. bees) for pollination. Are foods that are pollinated by animals regarded as vegan friendly?
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Is this coffee syrup recipe vegan or vegetarian?

I would like to know whether this coffee syrup recipe is vegan or just vegetarian. Below is the recipe: Coffee syrup ingredients: 2 cups of sugar 1 cup of coffee Directions: Put the ...
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Which menu items at a sushi restaurant are probably not vegan?

Sushi restaurants tend to have fairly standard menu (at least where I live in Canada). Aside from fish which is clearly not vegan, which other items on the menu are probably not vegan? I already ...
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Is smoking consistent with vegan principles?

Can you be a vegan and smoke cigarettes? I ask the question because I saw many people using clothes with vegan logos and making vegan campaign smoking cigarettes. I've seen sites that say cigarettes ...
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Is wine considered vegan?

As per this Wikipedia article many wines are apparently made using a catalyst that is an animal byproduct. The finings settle to the bottom and are removed. So when consuming the wine, there are no ...
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How can I identify whether the sugar in a packaged food is vegan or not?

Many packaged foods contain sugar, which may be processed using bone char. I read on the net that the usage of bone char in sugar production is decreasing. How can I identify whether the sugar in a ...
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Can I tell whether E-numbered food additives are animal derived?

Cadbury Oreo Chocolate flavor contains E322 as an emulsifier. I searched on the net and found that it can be plant or animal derived. So how do I know whether this product is vegan or not? And can ...
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Could wool from sheep living in an animal sanctuary be considered vegan?

As far as I know, some sheep need to be shorn because they were bred to produce more wool. If such a sheep is rescued from a sheep station by an animal sanctuary, which is a non-profit organization,...
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