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Do a Lot of People Confuse Veganism with Vegetarianism?

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I am watching a programme about veganism. It seems to put both sides of the coin but they just said we should reduce our meat intake and have 1 burger a week and a steak as a treat and it would help the environment. Even tripling the cost of a full English. They are talking as if veganism is just cutting out dairy and meat but my understanding is cutting out EVERYTHING that contains animal products. That would mean all cakes, biscuits, pastries containing butter and eggs, most chocolate, all pies, flans, quiches, anything with gelatine, egg powder and even marshmallows that contain something from pigs. What the hell do vegans eat? My understanding is that vegetarians just cut out meat and even eat fish sometimes.

Lynibis
2 years ago
What do you think of this?
nipperjwb
nipperjwb2 years ago

My daughter was vegan for a while in my house full of meat eaters.... it was a pain to say the least. Not only the food and needing to find out what inhredients were in what but the other animal products that needed to be avoided... clothes and shoes to name a couple. Now she’s vegetarian it’s alot easier. We’ve always used stuff not tested on animals but most of us in the house still eat meat.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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2 years ago

My granddaughter was same. Tried to be vegan but went back to vegetarianism. I dreaded trying to find her a meal she could eat on visits.

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AnnaAddams
AnnaAddams2 years ago

Ugh. Yes they do. Surprisingly more than you think. I always get questions like "D'ya eat fish" "What about cheese?" ect. It's so annoying. Even after all these years.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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2 years ago

I thought so. Knowing how difficult it was with granddaughter i could not understand why so many 'vegans' appeared to eat things like cheese, pastry, sweets etc even though I know vegan alternatives are becoming more available, so I guess it will become easier to be vegan.

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lauren958
lauren9582 years ago

I still get asked Questions like that alllllllllll the time 😂

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 years ago

The question is if there is a healthy alternative protein source, because the current ones are full with soy and who knows how they process the beans and also because these products are new we do not know the long term health effects.

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ACR
ACR2 years ago

People that don't eat meat, but still have fish are called pescetarians. Any product that contains gelatine cannot be classified as vegetarian. Vegetarians also need to be careful if they are buying cheese, as not all whey is suitable for them. Vegans also can't eat honey. However, there is a lot of choice for vegans today. More restaurants, cafes, shops and supermarkets are increasingly catering to their needs. You can buy chocolates, ice-cream, biscuits, etc that are suitable for vegans 🥦

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lauren958
lauren9582 years ago

I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years and a vegan for 5 of that. Before it was cool and fashion to be one 😂being a vegetarian is cutting out all meat and fish also a lot of E numbers And other derivative. being a vegan is HARD. you have to cut out everything animal derived from dairy to wool, leather to Honey.

have to say by experience over the years It has become much easier to be either.

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 years ago

On this subject, I always wondered why vegetarians want their food in 'meat eater' shapes for example they want burgers, sausages etc. If you really don't want to (or can't) eat meat why do you want it in the same shape?

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