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Has any government banned animal slaughter for human consumption? Was it effective for increasing animal rights?

Personally I think that it would be better to make animal slaughter illegal as to the extent which is possible. I feel that this would help to improve their conditions. However I am also aware that ...
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Are there any studies of methylation status in case of proper B12 complementation in vegans/vegetarians?

I'm trying to look for scientific studies that study the impact of careful vegetarianism/veganism on DNA methylation at the locus level (meQTL study). The closest I could find was this one, that ...
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How can I prove to people that going vegan reduces animal slaughter?

I was issued with a challenge the other day: ok you show me that as veganism has increased, animal slaughter has decreased. Which in my mind is nonsensical, because There are other factors at ...
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Are there any farms that sell “cruelty-free” eggs (i.e. that don't slaughter older hens)?

Eggs maybe considered vegetarian by many since most eggs are unfertilized and do not result in the death of any animals. However, egg farms are usually not cruelty-free since when hens get too old to ...
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Vegan wool alternative other than synthetic fiber?

I read this post about vegan clothing, but I'm wondering what are the best alternatives to wool for warm clothing (i.e. sweater), which would be suitable for countries with some snow and temperatures ...
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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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How non-vegetarian is non-vegetarian cheese?

Most cheeses, at least from e.g France, seem to use animals rennet to make the cheese. This comes from a killed animal, so it's not vegetarian. My question is, how much actually goes into cheese? Is ...
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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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Where can one buy vegan winter earmuffs?

Update Found this set of earmuffs after including "polar fleece" in the search results. Here is another pair available in the UK found by a different user. Original Question I've been finding it ...
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How can I make a rich, moist, vegan Christmas pudding?

I'm looking for a tested recipe that produces a really rich-tasting, moist, dark, nutty vegan Christmas pudding. I'll be making an alcohol-free pudding, so I'd prefer an alcohol-free recipe, but I ...
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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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Muscle development in adolescents

I've heard that when children are in their teens, in particular from fourteen onwards, it is important for them to develop their muscular system. An important part of this aspect of this development ...
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Vegan egg nog for the holidays?

With the holidays coming up this question seems relevant, so here it goes, would it be possible to make a vegan egg nog?
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What American civil war era recipes are vegan/vegetarian?

What American civil war era recipes are vegetarian/vegan? The only vegetarian dish I know of (and this may be a stretch) is potato dumplings, I modified this recipe into potato and carrot dumplings ...
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Making vegetarian mashed potato hash

My mashed potato hash recipe: ground meat (any kind) Mashed potatoes Cheese (any kind) Herbs/spices (any kind) Brown meat, drain fat into paper towel. Add mashed potatoes, cheese &...
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Vegetarian diet during pregnancy

I want to know whether it is safe to follow a vegetarian diet (with no meat or fish) during pregnancy. Will there be any disadvantages to my baby (nervous system and brain, for example) because of ...
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What can I swap for cream that's still “creamy”?

I have a lot of recipes that call for heavy cream, half-and-half, or milk. I'd really like to ditch the dairy -- but while I can swap soy, almond, or something else for plain milk, I have a much ...
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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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Difference between flour and wheat gluten when making seitan

I am looking into making my own seitan, but every recipe/video I see is talking about 'vital-', 'whole-' or just 'wheat gluten'. What exactly is the difference to normal typical flour? And if it is ...
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Some good ways to roast vegetables without using oil? [closed]

What are some good ways to roast vegetables - such as carrots, cauliflower, peppers, or celery - without using oil? Crispy would be nice; tasty required! :-)
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How to avoid worm infestation from consuming raw vegetables?

I have heard that uncooked vegetables, if eaten, can cause some parasitic worm infections. I have also heard that cooked vegetables can lose some valuable nutrients. How can we manage this problem? ...
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How do you identify cheese made with animal rennet?

The process of turning milk into cheese involves using an enzyme called chymosin. Traditionally in the West, chymosin was obtained from rennet, a substance extracted from the stomachs of dead baby ...
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Nutritional data for homemade Greek soy yogurt

I make homemade soy Labneh (AKA Greek yogurt) from soybeans by making soy milk, making yogurt from that milk and then straining out the liquids using a cheesecloth. The only ingredients are soybeans ...
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What common and/or traditional Turkish dishes are vegan?

Are there any common and/or traditional Turkish dishes which are vegan?
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Was PETA's support of lab grown meat that used calf blood vegan?

PETA supported lab grown meat that used fetal calf serum even though it apparently may have involved slaughter. Is this support of a process that may involve slaughter considered vegan?
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What are advantages and disadvantages of consuming Multigrain food items?

Grains have been a part of vegetarian diet for a long time. Huge populations around the world consume grains (most commonly wheat and corn). Most health experts agree that grains should be a part of ...
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What are the nutritional properties of soy “whey”?

Prompted by this question I would like to know what the nutritional properties of soy whey are. By soy whey I mean the nearly clear liquid left behind after soya milk has been coagulated to make tofu....
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Which South American countries are the most vegetarian-friendly? [closed]

I have heard that a lot of South America is very meat-centric in their attitudes. For example, this site talks a bit about it. As it mentions, I'd be totally willing to cook at home while there, but I'...
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is QIN Leather, used for smartphone cases, vegan?

Recently I have been looking at smartphone cases and I am not sure what to make of what the QIN leather means when listed as a material. In some of the products, there is explicitly written QIN PU ...
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Are calcium supplements harmful compared to calcium in whole foods?

I'm trying to be vegan, but it seems that vegan foods lack sufficient calcium to meet the Recommended Daily Intake of 1000 mg/day. I'm wondering if I should take calcium supplements, but I'm worried ...
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Is brown bread vegetarian and/or vegan?

A quick Google doesn't say anything. Reading at the wikipedia article it seems like it is but I am not sure.
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Are there any countries besides India where it is mandatory to mark food products that contain animal-derived ingredients?

In India, it is mandatory to mark all food products (including toothpaste) to show whether they are free (or not) of animal-derived contents, using a green dot if they have no animal-derived content ...
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Is the cheese used in PizzaHut and at Dominos in Malaysia vegetarian?

Both of these big food chains provide vegetarian pizzas in most of the country, but is the cheese used in their pizza free from animal enzyme?
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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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What kinds of vegan sausage casings/skins are there?

I would like to make my own vegan sausages at some point, but I have no clue about vegan casings/skins. Do edible ones exist or are they all inedible? Are some much more processed than others? Do ...
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From a pure personal health perspective how bad are some non strictly vegan/vegetarian products?

So I'm curious about a plant based diet for health purposes, and though the by-product of that step may be great for animal welfare, environment etc. How committed should I be about products like ...
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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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How much land and water is used for farming animals?

I am curious how much arable land and water is used in the production of meat, dairy, eggs, and other farmed-animal products. This should include the resources used for production of the feed for the ...
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Traces of non-vegan ingredients

On many products I often read through and find that all the ingredients are vegan, then there is a disclaimer following which says there may be traces of certain non-vegan items (most commonly egg or ...
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Why is green gram, also known as mung bean, not a popular protein source?

I have been going through protein sources for vegans here and in other forums in the internet. I don't see any of them listing green gram as on of items despite having around 25g protein in 100g ...
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Is it bad to consume large quantities of spirulina and chlorella?

I have read that more than 2 grams a day of any of these products could be bad for you. I used to take it a lot because of the protein they have specially when I go to the gym. Does anybody have more ...
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What are well known smoked cheese alternatives?

What alternatives are well known or can be purchased in local supermarkets which taste most similar to smoked cheese? Note: I'm living in the UK and shop weekly so I'm looking for alternatives I ...
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What are the well-evidenced effects of animal agriculture on the environment?

What are some well-evidenced effects that animal agriculture has on the environment? A good answer would provide summaries of the key effects along with strong references to back up the claims.
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What are the positions of major health organisations on vegan diets?

Is there a consensus among national and international health organisations about the health effects of a vegan diet? If so, what are their positions? Are there any disagreements?
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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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Are there any famous world leaders (politics, religion) who are vegan/vegetarian?

Who are famous world leaders (politics, religion) who live on a vegan/vegetarian diet? (Define famous: presidents, vice presidents, religious heads)
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Is there clothing for vegans?

According to this article having vegan clothing should not be very complicated, as it simply means avoiding some materials: Here’s a list of things to avoid, if you want to keep dead animals out ...
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High protein on-the-go vegan snacks

I have been searching for some type of high protein vegan ready to eat snacks (I'm thinking like crisps, or maybe just flavoured crispy lentils or something) which can be purchased in bulk and have a ...
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Do I need a tofu press to make tofu?

I want to try some recipes with tofu, but I don't own a tofu press. Do I need to buy one before I can make tofu? Is there a way to press the tofu without a press?
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Cheapest vegan protein options

What are the foods with the best price per protein ratio in the UK? I feel that protein is the main obstacle to a vegan diet, and so I would like to learn about possible options from you experienced ...

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