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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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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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Which one promotes the most deforestation: raising crops or animal husbandry?

This seems like an argument that often comes up against plant-based diets: "you eat insert plant and it destroys rainforests". Are there any studies on which activity causes more harm to forests?
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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 is the standard way for conveying vegan and vegetarian as separate icons?

I am working on a menu website project, one of the requirements is to have an icon for Vegetarian and an icon for Vegan. During my research I couldn't find any sort of definitive answer as to 'XXX is ...
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Is meat protein really "better" than protein from a vegan or vegetarian source?

In my area (Romania) vegetarianism is rather new and has a small number of proponents. While being a vegetarian, from time to time, I hear from some persons (including medical doctors) that one should ...
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What does the term "veg*n" mean?

You sometimes see the term "veg*n" on sites such as this one. What exactly does this term mean? Why is it used?
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What percentage of farm animals are mistreated in some way?

Many non-veg*ns agree that various practices on farms are cruel and do not wish to support them, but believe that the practices are rare. Is this true? I'm looking for statistics from any country on ...
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In what ways can an individual influence the availability of vegan food in shops and restaurants?

I would like to know what an ordinary person can do to increase the proportion of vegan-oriented products in shops and of vegan meals in restaurants. While in bigger cities and/or countries with ...
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How many vegans are needed to reach the Kyoto protocol target?

This is a pretty mathematical question. Given that: vegan diet has a greatly reduced environmental impact due to the smaller amount of greenhouse gases emissions (useful links: 1 2) world population ...
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Are there non-vegan water sources?

It would seem obvious that in modern society (USA) your water comes to the tap without involving animal exploitation. But most municipal (city) water supplies involve several types of treatment ...
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Is animal dung considered non-vegan?

In Mongolia, animal dung is collected from livestock and used as fire fuel. I think it's used because some areas they live in are poor in wood - it's used to build gers, but too rare to burn. This ...
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How I can I convince my (Moroccan) family it's OK to go vegetarian?

This year I discovered vegetarianism (and I did some research about it), and I REALLY want to be vegetarian, but I am struggling: More than 90% of my country does not know this notion. Google Trends ...
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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 can I deal with meat repulsion?

I am regularly placed in situations where others are eating meat. For example, a family dinner or office lunch room. I find meat repulsive and it can be difficult for me to be in these situations. In ...
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How to spot when a study is sponsored by the meat industry?

The power of the financiers' influence is well known. This is the reason why - just to give an example - several medical studies have a section titled "Conflicts of interest" where the article's ...
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Can the material for food allergies tests be obtained without causing harm to animals?

Some of the non-vegan foods are among the most causes of allergies: shellfish, eggs, and dairy. How are these tests prepared? Is it possible for the allergens to be extracted without harming the ...
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Is there a vegan cheese I can use for pizzas?

This weekend, I'm inviting friends at home to play online together. As every time they come, we have pizzas. But this time, I would like to prepare vegan pizzas for them. I'm therefore wondering if ...
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How can I make a pleasant vegan latte? Soy milk often curdles in heat

I love coffee, but I find that usually when I pour soy milk into my coffee, it separates or curdles in some way and becomes utterly vile. Do any other non-dairy milks or specific soy brands produce ...
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What kinds of vegetarian meal options are available on airlines?

I'm flying to Asia in the summer and I noticed a long list of special diets that are available. In Europe, I have always been able to order a cheese sandwich instead of one that contains meat. Is that ...
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Is it true that giving up red meat would cut more carbon emissions than giving up my car?

I've heard it mentioned that removing red meat from my diet would cut more carbon emissions than giving up my car - is this true?
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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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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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Vegetarian foods in Japanese culture?

I'm a strict vegetarian travelling to Asia (mostly Japan). Which traditional Japanese foods are safe to eat vegetarian or easy to substitute to be so? What are common non-vegetarian ingredients to ...
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Why are a lot of beer and wines non-vegetarian?

The vast majority of beer and wines aren't vegetarian. I believe it is fish bladders that are used to make the drink clearer. What is the vegetarian alternative to this and why isn't it more widely ...
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Why is vegan cheese nicknamed Gary?

I have a friend who is a vegan and for some reason she, and many other people, seem to call Vegan cheese Gary. Why is vegan cheese nicknamed Gary though? Where did this come from? I am from the UK ...
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Does eating or drinking too much soy cause men to develop breasts?

Years ago, I read a news article about a doctor and his male patient based in Texas which discussed the negative side effects of drinking too much soy milk. The patient developed 'man breasts' and was ...
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How does the cost of production of soya milk compare to cow's milk?

Raising a large animal seems, at first glance, like a much less efficient way to produce some kind of 'milk' than merely growing plants and processing them with machines. Yet somehow, where I live at ...
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How is the rate of growth of veganism and vegetarianism changing over time?

Here is a common answer from 2016: Some 542,000 people aged 15 or over – more than one per cent of the population – have adopted a plant-based diet, up from 150,0001 in 2006. While this is great, ...
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Is there an ethical alternative to mulesing? (Removal of wool-bearing skin from the breech of a sheep)

Mulesing is the removal of strips of wool-bearing skin from around the breech (buttocks) of a sheep to prevent flystrike (myiasis). The wool around the buttocks can retain feces and urine, which ...
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Is "starter" in yogurt vegetarian?

закваска which is an ingredient in Bulgarian yogurt is translated as starter in English. Is this ingredient vegetarian?
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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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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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Are there vegan formula options for infants?

If I am unable to breastfeed and I want to avoid dairy-based products, what are my options for formula?
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What are the best sources of vitamin B12 for vegetarians?

What are the best sources of vitamin B12 for vegetarians? Can milk and yogurt make up an adequate daily intake?
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Why do vegans call milk "mylk"?

I saw that vegans often use the word mylk instead of milk, like in this answer. Why do vegans call milk mylk?
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What do you call an almost vegetarian diet that includes honey and insects, but excludes milk and eggs?

I'm looking for the name of a non-lacto or ovo diet, but that includes honey and insects (as the title says). What would this version of vegetarianism be called? I'm looking for a name similar to ...
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What beer is vegan?

What beer is considered vegan, and why? Is it about yeast, gelatin or some other ingredients? In other words, what are the key ingredients in beer which makes it non-vegan (so they can be avoided ...
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Is there a good rule of thumb for eating correctly?

I've been vegan/vegetarian for about 4 years now and my way of making sure I'd eat enough of everything is to mix as much as possible vegetables, fruits, grains... There's a French recommendation to ...
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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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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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Are there any vegan BDSM products?

Are there any vegan alternatives to leather-based BDSM products (clothing, whips, even handcuffs have a leather covering sometimes)?
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Portable/compact endurance food?

I sometimes do bicycle tours where I travel on the order of 12h a day for several days. That is, I need lots of energy a day, and I need to keep this up, so I really shouldn't have an energy deficit. ...
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How can I tell if wheat flour is vegan?

In another answer, I learned that some flour is not vegan because it may have been bleached with bone char. When I'm shopping, what do I need to look for to ensure I'm getting vegan flour?
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How to be healthy during a vegan pregnancy?

What health recommendations for during pregnancy can be made to vegans? Many doctors recommend eating fish and/or meat. How could a pregnant person get the necessary nutrients on a vegan diet?
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Are natality rates lower among vegans?

From my experience vegans tend to have few or no children. This could be due to the fact that many vegans that I know are young, or the fact that - as said in this answer - vegans tend to have a ...
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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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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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What can substitute for cow's milk in a vegan breakfast?

Every morning, I generally eat cereal with milk As I'm going vegan, I replaced the milk with organic soy drink with vanilla (that I greatly prefer to milk). But I wonder if it is a good substitute ...
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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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