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Vegetarianism FAQ



The following contains general information on all aspects of vegetarianism, and answers to common questions.

This list is posted at the beginning of each month. The expiration date is set to the fourth of the following month, so this file should always be available (most sites).

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The keeper of the FAQ wishes to thank everyone who contributed to this list -- your help was greatly appreciated.

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traub@mistral.co.uk (Michael Traub)

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-1.0 Definitions of words frequently used in this newsgroup...
-1.1 Definitions of some other confusing terms
-1.2 Terms that are confusing when talking about VEGETARIANs
Kosher: Made according to a complex set of Jewish dietary laws....
-2.1 What is gelatin? Is there any alternative to it?
Gelatin (used to make Jell-o and other desserts) is the boiled ...
-2.2 What can be substituted for eggs?
A company called Ener-G makes a powdered egg-substitute that ...
-2.3 What is rennet? Where is it found? How can it be avoided??
Rennet is derived from the stomach linings of calves. Rennet ...
-2.4 What is miso?
Miso is made from fermented soybeans, and usually is found in ...
-2.5 What is tofu?
Tofu, or Soy Bean Curd, is a whitish substance made from soybeans....
-2.6 What is tempeh?
Tempeh is a somewhat meatlike substance made from ...
-2.7 What is TVP?
Textured Vegetable Protein (or TVP) is a meat-like substance ...
-2.8 What is seitan?
Seitan is a form of wheat gluten. It is a high protein, low fat,...
-2.9 Can you feed a cat a vegetarian diet? A dog?
Both animals can be fed a vegetarian diet, although neither is ...
-2.10 What is Nutritional Yeast? / Which ones provide B12?
Nutritional yeast (saccharomyces cerevisiae) is a food yeast,...
-2.11 Are there vegan marshmellows available?
Yes, from a company called Emes located in Lombard, IL, U.S.A. Phone:...
-2.12 What airlines serve vegetarian meals?
Most airlines now serve vegetarian meals. Call the airline ...
-2.13 Should I be worried about getting enough protein on a vegetarian diet?
The short answer is: No, sufficient protein can be obtained ...
-2.14 What about Vitamin B12 on a vegan diet?
The data on B12 is still coming in, so it is impossible to ...
-2.15 How is "vegan" pronounced?
The word was invented by the UK Vegan society in the 1940's ...
-2.16 Can I eat at fast food places like McDonalds or Taco-Bell?
Unfortunately there is no simple answer to this. Many ...
-2.17 Is Maple Syrup vegetarian/vegan?
Yes, rumours abound about maple syrup containing pork fat....
-2.18 Is beer or other alcoholic beverages vegetarian/vegan?
Finings are substances often added to beer (especially British ...
-2.19 Is sugar vegetarian/vegan?
Some refined sugars use bone charcoal as a decolourant. In the ...
-3.0 Other sources of information on the Net
The most prominent World Wide Web (WWW) index to online ...
-4.1 Vegetarian and Vegan Groups: Australia:
Vegan Society of ...
-4.1 Vegetarian and Vegan Groups: Canada:
Canada EarthSave ...
-4.1 Vegetarian and Vegan Groups: Germany:
AUTONOME TIERRECHTS-AKTION (ATA), c/o Autonomes ...
-4.1 Vegetarian and Vegan Groups: Netherlands:
Nederlandse Vegetarirsbond (Dutch Vegetarian Society), Larenseweg 26,...
-4.1 Vegetarian and Vegan Groups: Scandinavia:
Vegetarisk Information, Valborg Alle 34, DK-2500 Valby, Denmark,...
-4.1 Vegetarian and Vegan Groups: United Kingdom:
The Vegetarian Society of the U.K. ...
-4.1 Vegetarian and Vegan Groups: United States:
American Vegan ...
-4.1 Vegetarian and Vegan Groups: European Union
-4.2 Cruelty-free products information
-4.3 Non-leather shoe outlets
See the posting FAQ:Leather Alternatives in rec.food.veg for ...
-4.4 MailOrder Book Outlets
The Mail Order ...
-5.1 Vegetarian Cookbooks
The Vegan Cookbook, Alan Wakeman and Gordon Baskerville London,...
-5.2 Vegetarian Non-Fiction
Diet for a New America ...
-5.3 Vegetarian Travel & Restaurant Books
rec.food.veg World Guide to Vegetarianism. See listing ...
-5.4 Vegetarian Periodicals
Good Medicine, PCRM, PO Box 6322, Wash. DC 20015 (202) 686-...
-6.0 Animal Rights Organizations
Humane Society of the U.S....
-7.1 Rainforest Beef -- Two different looks at the situation.
Hamburger chains frequently get blamed for deforestation in ...
-7.2 Hidden Animal Products
See the separate posting in rec.food.veg, for a much larger list ...
-7.3 Names of animals versus names of animal based foods
It is a common misconception, and often argued wrongly ...









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