Veganism

Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. A follower of the diet or the philosophy is known as a vegan ( VEE-gən). Distinctions may be made between several categories of veganism. Dietary vegans (or strict vegetarians) refrain from consuming animal products, not only meat but also eggs, dairy products and other animal-derived substances. The term ethical vegan is often applied to
Vegan organic gardening
Vegan organic gardening and farming is the organic cultivation and production of food crops and other crops with a minimal amount of exploitation or harm to any animal. Vegan gardening and stock-free farming methods use no animal products or by-products
Diet for a New America
Diet for a New America is a 1987 bestselling book by John Robbins. The book discusses vegetarianism, the environmental impact of factory farming and animal rights.In 1991 KCET, the Los Angeles PBS affiliate, produced a film documentary based on the book
Caldwell Esselstyn
Caldwell Blakeman Esselstyn Jr. (born December 12, 1933) is an American physician, author and former Olympic rowing champion. Esselstyn is the author of the award-winning Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (2007), in which he argued for a low-fat, whole
Ethics of eating meat
The question of whether it is right to eat animal flesh is among the most prominent topics in food ethics. The most commonly given moral objection to meat-eating is that, for most people living in the developed world, it is not necessary for survival or
Vegetarian nutrition
Vegetarian nutrition is the set of health-related challenges and advantages of vegetarian diets. If well-planned and fortified to balance possible deficiencies, vegetarian diets can become nutritionally adequate and can be appropriate for all stages of
List of vegans
Veganism involves observing a vegan diet—which is a diet that includes no animals or animal products of any kind. It can extend to an entire lifestyle that precludes animal products from all aspects of life. Besides food, vegans may also choose to avoid
Commodity status of animals
The commodity status of animals refers to the legal status as property of most non-human animals, particularly farmed animals, working animals and animals in sport, and their use as objects of trade. In the United States, Free-roaming animals (ferae
Environmental vegetarianism
Environmental vegetarianism is the practice of vegetarianism or eating a plant-based diet, based on the indications that animal-based industries are environmentally destructive or unsustainable. The primary environmental concerns with animal products are
Vegan nutrition
Vegan nutrition refers to the nutritional and human health aspects of vegan diets. A well-planned, balanced vegan diet is suitable to meet all recommendations for nutrients in every stage of human life. Improperly planned vegan diets may be deficient in
Vegetarianism
Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat (red meat, poultry, seafood, and the flesh of any other animal), and may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter.Vegetarianism may be adopted for various reasons