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Is yeast-risen bread (or other baked products) vegan?

Yeast is a unicellular organism, a type of fungus (not an animal). It is significantly less complex than any plant. It has no central nervous system. I eat it with a clear conscience.
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Hidden non-vegetarian or vegan ingredients

Source: Hidden Animal Ingredients in Foods (dummies.com), slightly modified and extended. Can be vegan, or animal based: Glucose (dextrose) - Animal tissues and fluids (some glucose can come from ...
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Is eating lab-grown meat vegan?

It would be vegan if its production does not rely on the exploitation of animals. One part of the motivation for lab-grown meat, artificial milk, etc., is to reduce our systematic exploitation of ...
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Do some vegans avoid using cookware that's previously been used to cook meat?

I can't answer definitively but possibly my experience is worth sharing here. Thinking about food labelling, products may be labelled vegan and have a warning aimed at allergy sufferers along the ...
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Why are some condoms not vegan?

Yes. Not all condoms are Vegan. There are different types of condoms available. While most condoms are made from rubber latex, condoms made from lamb cecums are also available. These are called lamb-...
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Do some vegans avoid using cookware that's previously been used to cook meat?

Just another perspective, maybe should have been a comment instead, but: I read once, on a blog possibly but it was a good few years ago, that the person no longer sees meat as food, and I agree ...
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Is it ok for vegans to eat flour-based food?

Realistically, it is not possible to live in the modern world without being complicit in at least some harm of animals, including death. You've cited one example where, for an individual, it is ...
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Are there non-vegan water sources?

In a similar vein to sugar, bone char is also used to filter water. This works in the same way normal charcoal filtering does, with the water passed through the bone char. In the US, this has been ...
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What beer is vegan?

Spirits, wine and beers are all plant-based, however beer and wine are sometimes processed using animal by-products (egg, gelatin, casein, glycerin, or isinglass) used as a fining agent for settling ...
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Is animal dung considered non-vegan?

In principle, it's non-vegan, but whether a vegan would hold its use ethical or not depends a bit on the situation (and possibly on the vegan). Uses of dung As far as I know there are two main uses ...
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Are animal pollinated foods vegan friendly?

Yes, plant foods pollinated by bees and other animals are suitable for vegans. After this subject was recently discussed on the BBC comedy television quiz show `QI' many news media producers started ...
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Are there any teas that are non-vegan?

Yes, there are a lot of teas (ie mixed infusions sold in tea shops) that are non-vegan and you should check the label and if it's unclear, ask staff for assistance before you buy. I live in London. ...
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Was PETA's support of lab grown meat that used calf blood vegan?

By definition, vegans do not use any animal product, food or otherwise https://www.vegansociety.com/go-vegan/definition-veganism Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is ...
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Is wine considered vegan?

The Vegan Society UK currently defines veganism as a lifestyle which seeks to avoid exploitation of animals and further clarifies that this means the avoidance of animal products and byproducts. ...
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Why are some condoms not vegan?

SS' answer is covering almost all the aspects of the question. Many condoms are indeed not vegan. As already mentioned, this is caused by casein usage in the manufacturing process. More information ...
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Can products labeled as "produced in factory that handles milk" be considered vegan?

To me, veganism is primarily an ethical position that aims to create a world where animals are used as little as possible. Based on this, if a company doesn't intend to use animal products in their ...
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Is Marmite (UK) vegan?

Yes, Marmite is vegan. Yeast is a type of microfungi and as such is not considered non-vegan or an animal product, just like any other kind of mushroom. Regarding yeast and veganism, there are ...
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Which contraceptives are vegan?

Methods that appear to be reliably vegan: Rhythm method (tracking menstrual cycle to avoid intercourse around ovulation) Withdrawal (avoiding ejaculation in/on the vagina) Sterilization (tubal ...
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Hidden non-vegetarian or vegan ingredients

In addition to those listed above: Some flavour enhancers. While MSG and its derivatives are considered usually plant based, this is not the case with guanylic or inosinic acid compounds, which are ...
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Is eating lab-grown meat vegan?

Gerrit's answer is undoubtedly the correct and concise one, but this is such an interesting subject that I have to offer a couple of thoughts. While it might be vegan I think it's incompatible with ...
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Can food of purely mineral origin be considered vegan?

TL;DR: if no animals are harmed and no animal products are used, then yes, it's considered vegan. A product of "purely mineral origin" will be considered vegan if no animals are exploited in the ...
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Could wool from sheep living in an animal sanctuary be considered vegan?

A lot of the questions asking about something being considered vegan can be answered by asking Considered by whom?. While there are some clear-cut rules that comprise the core vegan ideology, many ...
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Is consensual cannibalism vegan?

There is no official definition of veganism so you won't get a definitive answer. You could eat consenting humans and call yourself a vegan if you wish. You might be breaking the law but not because ...
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Is consensual cannibalism vegan?

After death I would argue that human meat is vegan no matter if consent was given, as long as the human was not intentionally killed (and the meat is taken after death), and the human was free (i.e....
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Are Oreos vegan?

It depends. The classic Oreo cookie is made using the same main ingredients, With some substitutions like in Canada, where the vegetable oil is coconut oil. None of these ingredients are currently of ...
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Can products labeled as "produced in factory that handles milk" be considered vegan?

Assuming that veganism, roughly speaking, is a lifestyle that aims to not support animal exploitation, I would say that these products are vegan. The particles of milk that may end up on the products ...
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How can I tell if wheat flour is vegan?

If you happen to live in a place that demands trace chemicals to be described in the label, look for known inorganic oxidants: Bromates or Iodates Peroxides (calcium, magnesium, etc) and/or ...
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Is Marmite (UK) vegan?

Marmite is vegan. However, if you are vegan because of the animal rights side of things, you should take into consideration that it is made by Unilever and they are heavily involved in animal testing. ...
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Traces of non-vegan ingredients

The fact that such products may be labelled vegan and receive, for example, the UK Vegan Society (an ethics-based organisation) trademark indicates, in my opinion, that the consensus insofar as there ...
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