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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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Should I have blood tests if I already donate blood?

3.5 years ago I became a vegetarian, but in the mean time I have never had a blood test to check the iron value, the B12 amount, the vitamin-D amount and so on. Some people are worried that my ...
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I'm currently fasting, while vegan, is there anything diet related I should address when I finish?

To lose weight, I have started on both portion control and fasting on odd nights. I do not know if there are nutritional problems that could arise from this type of dieting. Are there specific ...
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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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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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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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Have vegetarian or vegan diets been shown to help people with mental illness?

I recently had a discussion with a friend who struggles with mental health, and that friend was planning to try a more plant-based diet (or even a totally plant-based diet) in an attempt to improve ...
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Does rejuvelac contain B12?

The issue of B-12 deficiency is of great concern for myself and others in the community. After switching to a vegan diet, I looked for alternative sources of cobalamin. Currently, I buy nutritional ...
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Animal milk, is it healthy?

I have a vegan friend that is claiming that animal milk is not healthy since, to digest it or decompose it, your body needs a lot of resources (minerals, etc) and therefore it becomes a non healthy ...
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Do some vegetarians eat gelatin?

Gelatin is an animal byproduct. Nonetheless, I know many self-identified vegetarians who eat gelatin anyway. Are there reasons for being vegetarian (e.g. religious) that allow the consumption of ...
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Is boiling oil seeds and oleaginous fruit as effective as soaking them overnight in cold water?

Those seeds are the base for vegan cheese preparation. In the process of experimenting with making my own vegan cheese, I am wondering whether soaking is equivalent to boiling in this context, since ...
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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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Which Canadian pizza chain restaurants offer dairy-free cheese?

I know that Panago has been offering Daiya cheese on Pizza since 2015 but I don't know of any other pizza chain restaurants offering dairy-free cheese in Canada. Is Panago the only one?
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Is there any evidence that vegan and/or rawfood diets are beneficial to people that suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?

Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis often get worse on diets abundant in meats, especially red meats. Can vegan and/or raw food diets have positive effects on people with this disease?
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Can a vegetarian diet help prevent recurrence of heart attack?

If somebody has already experienced a heart attack and recovered, can adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet help to prevent a second heart attack? If yes, is one more effective than another, or is there ...
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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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How can I become vegetarian/vegan when I have allergies to many fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and spices?

I eat too much meat and often think about reducing it, but I seriously don't know how to replace the meat and avoid being hungry all the time. I read that veganism can help with allergies, but my ...
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Why is the temperature limit for raw food set to 42 C / 108 F?

Some vegans choose to follow a raw food diet. I don't know much about this topic, but I've heard that food can be considered raw if it's not processed at more than 42 degrees Celsius (about 108 ...
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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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Any website to search for foods high in a particular nutrient?

USDA.gov has removed their Food Composition Database through which you were able to search for list of foods high in particular nutrient, such as potassium, vitamin C, etc., and their new Food Data ...
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Is there a list of which UK E-Numbers aren't vegetarian or vegan?

I often see lots of E-Numbers in ingredient lists and I know some probably aren't vegetarian, and some definitely aren't vegan.. Especially as all ofthem seem to be made out of crushed up bugs! They ...
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Is there a (social media?) website dedicated to helping people find vegan or vegetarian restaurants, shops and services?

I often need to search for a place to eat out, and I find Google and other search engines less than ideal for this task, especially since advertising plays such a big role in which results come out on ...
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Are most pizza doughs from chain restaurants vegan?

Assuming you can find a delivery place that offers vegan cheese substitutes or dairy-free flatbreads, is it safe to assume that the restaurant's dough recipe is vegan? What ingredients should you ask ...
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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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Does buying whey increase demand for dairy?

Is whey (the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained) a byproduct that does not increase demand for dairy? Is whey powder just a handy use for a food product that would otherwise go ...
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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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How is Animal Rebellion connected to the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement?

I’ve been seeing news about the extinction rebellion (XR) movement from several countries lately, and I’ve also been seeing news about Animal Rebellion, mostly from England and Australia. Are these ...
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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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Book manufacturing – what to look out for?

Which parts of a book, or steps in the manufacturing of books, could be non-vegetarian or non-vegan? A leather cover would be an obvious example. I also read that animal glue gets used. Anything else?...
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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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How should one adapt a vegetarian diet after breaking a bone?

I was wondering how one should adapt one's diet to optimize bone reconstruction efficiency. Popular knowledge tends to highlight the need for calcium, but I'd like to know if there are any scientific ...
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Do I really help by eating no meat but still eating fish ? How much is my environmental footprint reduced?

I never ate meat during my whole life because of a gastric problem. But I still eat seafood (Fish, shrimp...). Some call this being pescetarian. I always thought that this was also respectful of the ...
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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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Does eating insects save lives compared to eating plants?

I've been a vegetarian for almost 9 years and became a vegan 1.5 years ago. So I really believe in not killing animals. What "bugged" me for several years is that animals like mice and moles die ...
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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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What bean provides the most nutritional value, if any?

One of the answers at Which essential amino acids are the most likely to be deficient in a vegan diet? suggests beans are the best source of essential amino acids requirements in vegan diets. Is ...
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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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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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Why do flax eggs make my bread mushy?

I've been trying to bake bread using homemade flax eggs, but every time I do, the inside of the bread is mushy and uncooked. What am I doing incorrectly?
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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 the prevention of imposition of a diet an internationally recognised human right?

This Italian article is describing a law proposition made by an Italian politician who would like to impose to individuals which don't reach the age of 16 years a non-vegan diet, punishing with jail ...
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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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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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