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Which contraceptives are vegan?
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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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Can vegan foods produce heterocyclic amines when cooked?
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Heterocylic amines specifically are only created by cooking muscle meat at high temperature. The formation requires creatine, which is not found in vegetables and so cooked veggies can't form ...

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Why is the temperature limit for raw food set to 42 C / 108 F?
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The thresholds are a little fuzzy -- in researching this, I found 40-49°C, 42°C, and 48°C as the cited upper limit. Regardless of the exact number... From Raw Food Diet FAQ, heating above that point ...

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What impact would stopping human consumption of honey have on worldwide bee populations?
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There are tens of thousands of bee species in the world. (Bees aren't the only pollinators in the world -- they're just well-known, and also used to "target" pollination of some crops, such as almond ...

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Vegan egg nog for the holidays?
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Traditional egg nog uses eggs, dairy, sugar, booze, and nutmeg. All of these are actually (lacto-ovo) vegetarian ingredients. If you want to make a fully vegan "egg" nog, eggs and dairy can't be used....

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Is consensual cannibalism vegan?
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The closest analogy would be breastfeeding, which most vegans consider acceptable: a mother is consenting to share her milk with her child (unlike cows or other animals, who cannot give analogous ...

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Are foods with zero cholesterol always vegan?
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There are a number of animal products or by-products that do not contain cholesterol, but are still something a vegan wouldn't want to eat. A short list of examples which may be in packaged foods: ...

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Can products labeled as "produced in factory that handles milk" be considered vegan?
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn't have much (that I can find) guidance for a threshold of dairy content above which it has to be listed on the label. There is, however, an article: ...

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Should I have blood tests if I already donate blood?
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Often a quick hemoglobin test is done before giving blood to confirm you're not anemic, a condition would make blood donation less safe for you. It does not necessarily give a precise result -- you ...

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Do any major religions promote or require a vegetarian diet?
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While it is not a requirement, many Jews find that vegetarianism fits well within their religion. Judaism has a variety of dietary laws (kashrut) that lend themselves to occasional vegetarianism. In ...

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What appliance is required to make dense and stable foam out of aquafaba?
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Advice for whipping aquafaba is largely the same as whipping egg whites: you'll get firmer peaks faster the harder/faster you whip the liquid. I am not able to find a good mathematical relationship ...

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Vegan cheesecake?
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Technically it isn't a cheesecake anymore, since cheese is not vegan. However, it's possible to make vegan imitation cheesecake: a dessert with the same flavor and consistency, but made without cheese....

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