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Are there any teas that are non-vegan?

I am curious whether there are some teas that are not vegan (do not contain animal product, not even insects, fungal product is fine). I am interested mainly in teas available in European countries, ...
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Is Spirulina a good source of vitamin B12?

I've found mixed information online about using Spirulina as a source of vitamin B12 for humans when searching google for "Spiralina B12". For instance the first match states that Spirulina has a mix ...
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What are the personality traits of those most and least likely to go vegetarian?

It seems that only some types of people would be willing to make the decision to go vegetarian. Have there been personality studies of people who are most and least likely to go vegetarian, and how ...
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How can I get the same rise in baked goods when I replace cow milk with almond milk?

We're attempting to reduce dairy consumption in many of our staple foods. Almond milk has worked very nicely for some things, but in baked goods I'm often failing. If a recipe involves baking soda or ...
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Are there certification labels that ensure a product is really vegan?

It could depend on country legislation, but I saw that some products that claim to be organic can not be at 100%. This is very frequent in hypermarkets/superstores with products of their own brand to ...
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Is it safe to feed children a vegetarian diet?

Can children grow normally on a vegetarian diet? Is it safe? Or are there any known risks?
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How long would it take for oceans to recover if vegetarianism was the norm?

We often hear that the oceans are being overfished and that the populations of many ocean animals are rapidly declining. If society transitioned to vegetarianism as a whole (eg. omnivores would be as ...
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How big is the impact that humans have on the emptiness of oceans?

I am interested in knowing how much emptier (ideally in either number of fish or kg of biomass) the ocean is due to direct and intentional human activity such as fishing or artificially controlling ...
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What are some uses for soy 'whey'?

I was wondering what are some common uses for soy 'whey' (leftovers from the coagulation process when making tofu)? I usually use Calcium Chloride or lemon juice, for coagulation, if that makes a ...
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Is it safe to make mylk/milk from rice?

I live in the UK. At some point, I was taught that cooked rice that has been left for a while can cause illness. More recently I've become aware that many people make healthy fermented dishes from ...
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How can I approximate the flavour of butter in savoury dishes?

I used to make dishes like risotto, for example, with dairy butter. Is there a vegan way to approximate that rich flavour? It would be awesome if I could do this with simple ingredients rather than ...
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Vegans: Besides supplements, what can substitute for Calcium?

The RDA for Calcium is 900 mg for adults: what are some good calcium sources for vegans? I already know of: Tofu Please exclude: Any Calcium pills or supplements. Milk and any dairy products. ...
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Can vegan diets have a positive effect on people with diabetes?

I'm wondering whether a diet rich in plant foods, such as a vegan diet, can have a positive impact on people with diabetes and/or people with pre-diabetes, the condition in which blood glucose levels ...
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How often should a vegan have a blood test?

I read (e.g. in this vitamin B12 question) that it is important for a vegan to monitor some nutrient levels by taking blood tests periodically. Excluding exceptional situations, how often a vegan ...
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How does cooking affect Omega 3 oils in flax, chia and other seeds?

I often use chia and flax seeds in my baking, mainly to help bind the mixture (sometimes to replace egg). I know they're a great source of Omega 3 (potentially scarce in veg*n diets) when raw, but I ...
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Are there any well known vegan athletes? [closed]

I was wondering if some athletes could manage to get the same performance or even experience a performance when not eating anything coming from an animal. Are there effective athletes relying only on ...
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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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Are there risks from eating too much nutritional yeast?

Nutritional yeast is a very high source of protein with about 50% of energy coming from protein content in the food. In addition to protein, nutritional yeast also provides a variety of vitamins and ...
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Which are the countries where vegan diet is more popular?

Are there any statistics measuring what percentage of the population of some countries are following a vegan diet?
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Why don't humans use animals after they die naturally?

Humans use animals for eating, clothes, fashion, etc., all of which is obviously wrong. Why don't they eat them after they die naturally of old age? Why don't they use their fur, or skin after they ...
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What is ideal food for doing alpinism (vegetarian)?

Can somebody recommend good vegetarian food which gives you on a long-term scale (one day, 1.500 hm difference in altitude, or multiple days) enough energy / calories, but does not affect your stomach ...
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How prevalent is the use of animal matter in organic farming compared to conventional farming?

USDA regulations for organic farming permit the use of some fertilizers, include animal manure, bone meal, but restrict the use of synthetic fertilizer (which usually do not come from animal sources). ...
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What vegan food should I feed to a baby?

What foods should I feed a baby when we starting out on a vegan lifestyle? We are going through a phase where we are changing from meat to vegetarian/vegan. I've seen many babies that don't eat ...
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How big would the populations of farm animals be if not artificially raised by humans?

To satisfy our palate (and dietary needs, historically) we started to use many animals, some of which we now keep in extremely high numbers (estimates of 1 billion to 1.4 billion of cattle alone). ...
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Which are good documentaries about environmental impact of livestock industry?

I've already seen Cowspiracy (and I recommend it). Which other documentaries have been made about the impact of livestock industry and how going vegan can alleviate environmental problems?
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What's the difference between legislation protecting pets and lab animals (etc) and farm animals in the U.S.?

In the U.S., there are strict laws in place on the treatment of pets and lab animals. Abusing an animal is normally punishable by law. Yet, it is legal for farm animals to be kept in conditions ...
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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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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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Vegan honey substitutes

Many vegans seem to consider honey non-vegan since honey is produced for a bees own consumption, that often bees are killed so humans may obtain their honey and often bees are selectively bred for ...
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How much is leather a byproduct of meat production?

I've heard variously that leather either comes from specific breeds of cattle or is mainly a byproduct of the beef industry. Which is true, and does it vary by region or other factors? If leather is ...
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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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Is iron deficiency anemia more common among vegans?

Is iron deficiency (and more severely, iron deficiency anemia) more prevalent among vegans? I've heard people say that it's important to eat red meat to get iron, but I've also heard several anecdotes ...
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Can food of purely mineral origin be considered vegan?

Natural salt is of mineral origin, thus does not involve animals thus is vegan. But how about a chemical of purely mineral origin? E.g. Can synthetically produced L-Ascorbic acid from ingredients ...
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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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How much orange juice should I drink to help absorb iron from spinach?

Spinach is sometimes considered a good source of iron, especially when paired with ascorbic acid (vitamin C) as described in this answer. If I am consuming spinach by blending it up in a smoothie, ...
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Does growing crops kill more animals than raising cows on pasture?

In 2003, Steven L. Davis published an analysis in the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics which speculates: Is it possible that some other agricultural production alternatives may ...
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What is the ethical vegan attitude towards free-range animal products?

I understand vegans don't use animal products for various (sometimes different) reasons but I actually fail to see what is the reason behind vegans refusing to use animal products at all for ethical ...
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Are raw potatoes good for a snack?

We can read that potatoes contain toxic compounds (such as glycoalkaloids). Despite that, would it be still a good idea to eat them raw (e.g. russet baby potatoes)? If so, what are the safe daily ...
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Do apiculturists make more money from honey or pollination services?

Honey bees, specifically the European Honey Bee (apis mellifera), are often used in service of pollinating crops in large industrial monocultures. These bees also produce honey which is collected and ...
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What foods to eat when changing from meat to vegetarian to vegan? [closed]

So let me explain the process that me and my family went for about 5 years and now we are ready to go to 100% vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. 5 years ago we were meat eaters. Basically every day. ...
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Do larvae feel pain? [closed]

Some fruits, like organic guayabas or mangos, are very likely to have "worms" inside. However, they are not exactly "worms", but larvae of flies. I'm not sure whether I would be causing harm by eating ...
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Protein-rich vegetarian recipes without nuts [closed]

I just recently made the transition to becoming vegetarian. I'm loving it so far and feel great, but could use some new recipes. I personally do not like nuts so finding ways to get protein in my ...

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