Questions tagged [veganism]

In addition to being vegetarian (do not eat meat, poultry, or fish), vegans do not consume or use any animal products (such as eggs, milk, leather, honey, etc.)

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Experimenting with vegan cheese fermentation using real cheese crust: Is there a health risk?

I am doing my first experiments with vegan cheese, prepared by myself. In 2 out of the 3 tests I'm trying to use bacteria from a real cheese. It's a French cheese, but an industrial one, whose taste ...
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Are most electronics vegan/vegetarian?

Are there any non-vegan components of consumer electronics? For example, any adhesive that may be used in the case. I own an older laptop, and would be interested in the results.
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What is the ecological impact of producing vegan supplements?

Since one of the reasons that I follow a vegan diet for is the relatively lower ecological impact that it has on the planet, I was wondering whether there are some studies looking into the ecological ...
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What are the health benefits of raw veganism?

Some vegans decide to choose a raw-food diet. What are the health benefits of this lifestyle compared to a vegan diet that includes cooked foods?
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Raw food veganism - maintaining energy levels as an older athlete

So about 15 years ago I was a raw food vegan and life was great, fast forward 15 years and I keep coming back to the idea of going back to raw food. I tend to skateboard every day and play rugby on ...
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Protein sources in a raw food diet?

How do those on a raw food diet get a sufficient amount of protein? Can they get an adequate amount of protein from eating raw vegetables alone?
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Is Kellogg's Chocos cereal vegan?

It contains Wheat solids (62.6%) {Whole Wheat Flour (31.3%), Wheat Flour (31.3%)}, Sugar, Cocoa Solids (5.4%), Minerals, Edible Vegetable Oil (Palmolein), Malt Extract, Iodized Salt, Color (INS ...
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What were the original aims of The Vegan Society (UK)?

The Vegan Society (UK) was founded in 1944 -- that much is easy to discover on their website. But I've heard that the goals of the Vegan Society have changed and evolved over time as different people ...
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What vegan or animal rights events have spread internationally?

In the past few years the environmentalism movement has seen large events like New York’s “People’s Climate March” turn into international events where many cities rallied around the same message. ...
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What options are available for vegan investing?

Since deciding to follow a vegan lifestyle I have already "put my money where my mouth is" by changing my consumption and purchasing habits to avoid products produced from animal slaughter and animal ...
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How to identify a vegan supplement?

If I am considering supplements to balance my dietary intake, how do I identify if they are vegan? To clarify, if I have altered my diet to eliminate eating animals, how can I be sure that my ...
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Is there any website that tells what vegan recipes I can cook with X and Y ingredients?

The internet is full of many recipes collections, with a variety of websites with many different features. Sometimes they let you make searches with a richness of parameters. Let's say I open my ...
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Is there any hospitality network for vegans?

Hospitality networks (such as SERVAS, Hospitality club, Couchsurfing and BeWelcome) are networks of travelers and people who host them. Recently "specialized" websites, like TrustRoots that is for ...
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Is there a canon for veganism?

Is there some document or literature or mantra that is the canonical source for the "rules of veganism"? Say two vegans are arguing about whether eating honey is vegan or not (not debating that here) -...
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Which essential amino acids are the most likely to be deficient in a vegan diet?

Beside total proteins and the need for protein combining (see this question), here I ask a more specific question regarding single amino-acids: what are the most likely essential amino acids to be ...
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Distinguishing vegan from non-vegan candles?

Candles can be made of various ingredients. How can commercial candles be identified as vegan based on the list of ingredients? Are there ways to check whether unmarked (e.g. homemade) candles are ...
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Reasons for being vegetarian or vegan other than ethical reasons?

I met a lot of people that, even though they have strong reasons for being vegan or vegetarian, or even work saving or helping animals, etc. have failed to follow their principles and ended up ...
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Is some sugar not vegan?

White or brown sugar is made from sugar cane, or from sugar beets. Both of those are vegetables. Since sugar doesn't come from an animal, why do some brands of sugar bother mentioning on the package ...
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Have there been any studies comparing milk consuming countries against mainly vegan countries? [closed]

According to Vegetarian, vegan diets and multiple health outcomes: A systematic review with meta-analysis of observational studies (Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2017, both vegan and ...
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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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Does the national health insurance in Germany cover the costs of more expensive medicine if the cheapest variant is non-vegan?

In the general case, pharmacies in Germany are required to give out the cheapest prescription-only medicine. Doctors may overrule this (e.g., by marking the aut idem field). If the cheapest medicine ...
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Are commercial figs vegan?

My parents have a fig tree and, apart from the occasional worm or bug that might reside in the fig and then be eaten by us, those figs are vegan and grown with vegan methods (we basically just water ...
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How can I tell if a Chinese bun is vegan or not?

In Hong Kong Chinese bakeries buns are very typical, and have a lot of different vegan fillings as pumpkin, taro or red bean (as in the picture). I am not sure however that the bun itself is vegan. I ...
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Where do vegan animals get their b12 if not from vegetation? [closed]

If b12 is in meat and dairy where do the animals get it from?
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How to deal with pressure from family when telling them you are becoming a vegan?

Sometimes explaining to your family that you have decided to become a vegetarian/vegan is not easy, especially when they have grown up thinking that eating meat/fish/dairy from time to time is ...
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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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What anesthesia should I request for my mole removal as a vegan?

I'm planning to get a mole removed from my face. I'm vegan, and I would like my dermatologist to use anesthesia that doesn't contain any animal products. I know in the US all medicine is tested on ...
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Which foods at Indian restaurants tend to be vegan and how can I tell?

Indian restaurants often throw me off. Usually I must ask if the bread is not buttered but the bread is sometimes made with milk and sometimes not. I know some words, like "paneer," refer to dairy ...
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How do I make oat milk?

How do I make oat milk? I have oats and a blender, but what else do I need? I'd rather buy bulk oats rather than buying a packaged product.
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Is it possible to live on a diet of only inanimate/non-living sources?

One possible reason for adopting a vegetarian/vegan diet is the desire not to have to cause the deaths of living creatures in order to survive, where sufficiently-nutritious alternatives exist. Taking ...
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B12 deficiency in vegans [duplicate]

As far as we know, vegans need to supplement with B12 to prevent deficiency due to a higher risk of such. How long does it take for B12 deficiency to develop, if a vegan person does not take any B12? ...
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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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Why are so many YouTubers giving up veganism now?

Recently there has been a rash of YouTube personalities who have very publicly stopped practicing veganism. Examples: Rawvana - Raw Alignment - Kalel - Tim Shieff - Bonny Rebecca - East Coast Creep - ...
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What are the main nutrient deficiency concerns for vegans?

What are the main nutrient deficiencies strict vegans are at risk of and how to avoid them?
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Is usage of corals vegetarian and/or vegan?

I did a quick google on the topic and the only sensible thing was this Yahoo answer. However, I wanted to check here as well. Also, according to Wikipedia corals are animals (marine invertebrates) ...
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What health reasons might prevent people from becoming vegan?

Often, people say something like "I'd love to be vegan, but I have low iron levels and a vegan diet would be unhealthy for me." I'm not a physician and I can't just say "I assure you, your iron ...
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How do I avoid explaining veganism?

Because of work reasons I often share meals with different people every other week or so (such as customers, etc.) More often than not, either by refusing food or simply because of the contents of my ...
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Vegan bean burrito? [closed]

Is it possible to make a vegan bean burrito? If not how would it be possible to theoretically make one? I’m specifically am wondering about refried beans in the burrito.
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What can I mix soy protein isolate with so it tastes better?

To follow a diet compatible with the type of physical activity that I do when training, I take more than a 100 g of protein per day. As a vegan, I could get tricky to reach this amount while staying ...
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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 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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What material should I look for if I want a durable/comfortable vegan shoe?

I'm the kind of person who tends to buy one pair of shoes and wear them almost all the time until they fall apart. While I'm vegan in most aspects of my life, shoes is one of the things that I've yet ...
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Are leavening agents vegan?

Some packaged foods contain leavening agents. For example, the Cadbury's Chocolate Oreo sold in India contains leavening agents E500(ii) and E503(ii). All I could find out, anything except that baking ...
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How should I address neglect when coworkers bring in non-vegan donuts?

I’m vegan and I work at a small office where it is common for people to bring in food to share. Sometimes I get lucky and receive consideration from the food-bringer, but in at least as many cases, I ...
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Why is vegan cheese rarely made using traditional methods?

Usually vegan cheese is just some saturated oil with modified starch, food colouring, aroma and a few other ingredients. However Happy Cheeze is one manufacturer that claims to stick to traditional ...
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What should I do when receiving non-vegan gifts?

Since deciding to follow a vegan lifestyle, I've found that gift-giving occasions such as birthdays and Christmas can be challenging. This is doubly true for situations where gifts are given from ...
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Is eating gelatin consistent with veganism on consequentialist grounds?

I consume (very) few animal products, mostly on ethical grounds, however, I have been wondering about gelatin, which may people shy away from. I am a consequentialist, I have no issue with the act of ...
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How can I find out at a job interview whether the company is vegan friendly?

I'm currently changing careers and moving into a new field. At my old job, I was really lucky to have a vegan boss and mostly vegetarian coworkers. Having lunch together was always great. Now, given ...
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How can I replace eggs when making an omelette?

I really like omelettes and being Spanish I used to prepare Spanish omelette quite often before becoming vegan. I would like to try to make one again so I was wondering, how can I replace the eggs ...
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Is there any good quality make-up brand which is 100% vegan?

I’ve just become vegan and I’m noticing things I’ve never noticed before. I was going to buy some make-up stuff as previously planned and after a bit of research, I realised they are probably not ...

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