Unanswered Questions

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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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Calcium bioavailability in traditional tofu?

As a vegan, I intend to use tofu as my main source of protein, iron and calcium. Therefore, I am concerned about bioavailability (i.e. absorption divided by intake) of iron and calcium in tofu. As far ...
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How have dairy farms been repurposed?

I'm looking for instances, ideally small family farms exhibited in news articles, for converting their farm into an industry not centered around animals. It would be great if you can include ...
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Kombucha as a vitamin B12 source

Kombucha can have very high amounts of vitamin B12 (e.g. https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/65wjep/this_kombucha_has_a_ridiculous_amount_of_b12/). Where does the vitamin B12 come from?...
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Is meat and bone meal still used to feed livestock?

It looks like meat and bone meal can cause mad cow disease. I understand that feeding it to pets like dogs and cats is not such a big problem since humans (usually) don't eat pets. But is meat and ...
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How can I make different styles of tofu - varying temperature and/or nigari percentage?

Does anyone know a good temperature/process for using nigari to make medium, firm and extra firm tofu?
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Lecithin content in various oils?

How much lecithin is in various plant oils like olive, sunflower, soybean, canola, safflower, avocado, palm, coconut, etc.? Or in animal fats? cf. R. W. Bernard, Science Discovers the Physiological ...
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How much myrosinase do mustard sprouts contain?

It is known that ground mustard seeds contain active myrosinase, but what about soaked or sprouted mustard seeds?
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Incorporating vegetarianism in primary school teaching

How would you incorporate ideas of veganism and vegetarianism as a primary school teacher (ages 6-10), without promoting potential conflict with the parents of the children. As I see it, a soft ...
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Natural Flavor, Natural Flavors, and Natural Flavoring

Products that list "natural flavor" as an ingredient (deceitfully, IMO) rarely if ever inform consumers that "natural flavor" is usually -- not always -- an animal byproduct. I've ...
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How to supplement Omega-3 fatty acids on vegan diet

I started a mostly-vegan diet a couple of years ago, and I'm noticing that minor ligament injuries suddenly began taking a very long time to heal, if they are healing at all. I thought perhaps an ...
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Which tapes and adhesives are vegan?

I was reading a forum thread wherein it is claimed that some adhesives (packaging tape etc.) is not considered vegan. However, as is typical for such forums, the claims were not backed up with clear ...
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Why do some people eat animals?

Why do some people buy, cook, and eat animals? It seems like an obvious choice to not kill and eat other animals if you don't have to. In many countries this (not eating animals) is the norm, but in ...
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Should a vegan be concerned about choline intake?

Choline is an essential nutrient for human health and may be hard to get for both vegans and vegetarians. The daily Adequate Intake (AI) for choline is 550 mg for men and 425-450 mg for women (up to ...
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Eliminating oxalates in beetroot without losing any other nutrients by boiling milk and filtering out "crystals"?

So evidently beets are pretty high in oxalates (152 mg in 136 grams of beets). One of the ways that's proposed for reducing the oxalates in beets is by boiling in water and throwing the water away, ...

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