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Why vegan?

Postby JP » Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:48 am

For more information on what, why and how of veganism, please see the following links contributed by VF members:

http://www.vegansociety.com/html/ (Vegan Society, UK)
http://www.viva.org.uk/ (Vegan and Vegetarian campaign group based in UK)
www.realfood.org.uk (Members site, grassroots vegan campaign group, UK)
www.isitvegan.info (Database of vegan products in UK)
www.rebelionanimal.cjb.net (Members site, in Spanish, Uruguay)

Basic reasons to be vegan:
http://www.vivausa.org/activistresource ... asics1.htm
http://www.vegan.org/about_veganism/index.html
http://www.veganoutreach.org/whyvegan/index.html
http://www.veganpeace.com/Veganism_Pages/Veganism.htm

http://www.hedweb.com/hedweb2.htm (Vegan link list)
http://www.vegsource.com/jo/vegan.htm (personal account of being vegan)

Vegan nutrition:

http://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2003issue4 ... weight.htm (Nutrition for vegan weightlifters)
http://www.olympus.net/messina/
http://www.andrews.edu/NUFS/working_wit ... lients.htm


if you have any good resources, please suggest them on this thread!
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Postby SunChild » Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:54 am

:wink: I go to VIVA! (Vegetarians International Voice fo Animals) Its also a Vegan site. It has loads of information. I was originally vegetarian, but Viva turned me into a Vegan. :o

http://www.viva.org.uk/
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Postby Mary » Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:59 pm

And may I mention the fabulous Realfood? (no ulterior motives!) :lol:

www.realfood.org.uk

Also www.isitvegan.info
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Postby miztique » Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:39 am

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Honey?

Postby Daniel » Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:52 pm

miztique wrote:This is a great honey reference:
http://www.veganoutreach.org/whyvegan/index.html


Why do you feel Vegan Outreach "is a great honey reference"? Please explain.
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Postby miztique » Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:13 pm

:oops: Because I didn't copy before I pasted :oops:

THIS is a great honey reference:
http://www.vegetus.org/honey/honey.htm

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On Being Vegan

Postby Daniel » Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:40 am

miztique wrote::oops: Because I didn't copy before I pasted :oops:

THIS is a great honey reference:
http://www.vegetus.org/honey/honey.htm

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Ohhh! TOTALLY! :D It is an awesome reference! Thanks :wink:

I would recommend people read "Being Vegan" by Joanne Stepaniak:
http://www.vegsource.com/jo/vegan.htm

It's a good essay on veganism as a way of life.
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Honey and sugar replacements?

Postby Blaz » Thu Apr 01, 2004 3:11 pm

Thank you all for great links to great sites. Very informing indeed. What I couldn't find is whether simple (and cheap) sugar substitutes like dextrose or glucose are always vegan (fructose is, as far as I know?). So if anybody knows, let me know please.
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Re: Honey and sugar replacements?

Postby JP » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:24 am

Blaz wrote:Thank you all for great links to great sites. Very informing indeed. What I couldn't find is whether simple (and cheap) sugar substitutes like dextrose or glucose are always vegan (fructose is, as far as I know?). So if anybody knows, let me know please.
Thanks. Blaz


blaz, isn't sugar vegan in your country? In most countries it should be ok as far as i can gather. Or are you looking to substitute sugar for other reasons?
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Re: honey and sugar replacements

Postby Blaz » Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:25 am

I don't know about sugar here being vegan - it can be bone processed or anything. Vegans I know in my country don't use white sugar - they use some expensive solutions (mostly maple syrup); I would like the cheapest solution. As I know that fructose and glucose CAN be derived from cane sugar (simple chemical reaction), I am afraid that they could be non-vegan too. But I really have no idea how to check whether cane sugar (imported and processed outside my country) or some other is vegan. :?:
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Postby JP » Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:42 am

cool, well, funny story, back in 91-92 when there was only less than 5 vegans in whole finland my mate lived 3 years without sugar until i phoned the main sugar producing company in finland and they laughed when i asked if they used animal bone in the refinement process. They said that only the most outdated factories still use that method and since pretty much all industry in finland has been built after the world war II the old methods are not used at all.

My friend was almost angry to hear that, but i guess it didn't do him any harm for not having sugar :)
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Postby Blaz » Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:56 am

Cool. Well, I won't bother then. 8) But I'm still a little worried about sugar planting; whether they use many pesticides and such stuff.

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Re: Honey and sugar replacements?

Postby Daniel » Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:52 pm

Blaz wrote:Thank you all for great links to great sites. Very informing indeed. What I couldn't find is whether simple (and cheap) sugar substitutes like dextrose or glucose are always vegan (fructose is, as far as I know?). So if anybody knows, let me know please.
Thanks. Blaz


Hi. I just came across these links when I was looking up stuff on honey, maybe they will help.

Satisfying a Vegan Sweet Tooth
http://vegsource.com/jo/qa/qasweet.htm

Brown and Powdered Sugar: Vegan?
http://vegsource.com/jo/qa/qasugar2.htm

Is Sugar Vegan?
http://vegsource.com/jo/qa/qasugar.htm

Is Honey Vegan?
http://vegsource.com/jo/qa/qahoney.htm

All the above links come from "Ask Joanne!" Archives
http://vegsource.com/jo/qa/archive.htm
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Postby Kaz » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:27 pm

For Q&A on vegan nutrition
http://www.olympus.net/messina/

On how nutritionists (should) work with veg*n clients
http://www.andrews.edu/NUFS/working_with_vegetarian_clients.htm
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collective site

Postby XDieguitoX » Sun Apr 11, 2004 4:23 am

www.rebelionanimal.cjb.net
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