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This is a collection of questions sent to the Vegetarian Resource Group on all aspects of vegetarianism. They are grouped into categories like Vegetarianism in Daily Life, Nutrition, Food Ingredients, Travel and Restaurants, Cooking and Baking, Soy and Veggie Kids.

Here are a few examples of the questions answered in this book. Where can I find vegan marshmallows? At the moment, there aren't any. Is it true that Krispy Kreme donuts are vegan? No. Does guacamole contain gelatin? Some processed kinds do, but fresh guacamole is often gelatin-free. I just found out gummy bears are made with gelatin. Is there a veggie bear available? Yes. My daughter is raising her infant son on a vegan diet. Should I be worried? Not if the child is getting adequate nutrition. Why do people become vegetarian? Among the many reasons are dislike of meat, belief in non-violence, compassion for animals, and health, cological and religious concerns. Are there vegan flu vaccines? No, because vaccine materials are generally grown on egg-based media. Is photographic film really made of cow bones? Yes. Can I be a vegan and an athlete? Yes. Does bone china really have bones in it? Yes. Is tattoo ink vegan? Ask your tattooist.

The book also contains a number of vegetarian recipes, and has a large appendix including a quick guide to fast food, a senior's (and athlete's) guide to good nutrition, a feeding plan for infants and toddlers, and the protein content of selected fast foods.

This is an excellent one-stop resource for all things vegetarian. For anyone who wants to learn more about vegetarianism, or those who want to become vegetarians but don't how to go about it, start here. Even veggie veterans will learn a lot from this book. It is well worth reading.

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Davida Gypsy Breier has compiled Vegan & Vegetarian FAQ: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions, including a nutrition section by Reed Mangels, from the most frequently asked questions on the Vegetarian Resource Group Web site. Nonvegetarians, newcomers and veterans can find discussions of the basics of vegetarianism, as well as solutions to problems and sources for hard-to-find foods and products. Where can one find nonleather ballet shoes? What about holiday dishes? What's kosher, what's not? Is wine vegetarian? Especially revealing is the chapter on food ingredients that demystifies the package-label lists of additives that might be derived from animals. Equally enlightening is the travel section advising on airline meals and how to get along in other cultures.

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ISBN-10: 0931411246
ISBN-13: 978-0931411243
Author: Reed Mangels
Publisher: Vegetarian Resource Group
Date Published: September 2001
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