What is a Vegan?

Vegans avoid all animal products: meat, eggs, animal milks, honey, and their derivatives.  Veganism denotes a philosophy and way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing and any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, nonhumans and the environment..

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What do vegans eat?

A vegan diet includes all grains, beans, legumes, vegetables and fruits and a combination of any of these.  We have included some resources on our site listed below:

 

What is a Vegetarian?

Vegetarianism is a type of eating excluding the consumption of meat, poultry, seafood and any other animal. A follower of vegetarianism is referred to as a Vegetarian.

Pescetarian: Someone who eats seafood but not the flesh of other animals.

Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian: Someone who eats plant food plus eggs and milk products.

Lacto-Vegetarian: Someone who eats plant foods and milk products.

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Greater Lansing VegMichigan Vega... @ P. F. Changs
Greater Lansing VegMichigan Vega... @ P. F. Changs
Jul 30 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
VegMichigan Greater Lansing will be hosting a Vegan Restaurant Night.  Come and enjoy a dining out experience where you will order vegan Read more ›
Aug
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all-day VegMichigan’s Mid-Michigan Augus... @ Library Display at Plymouth District Library
VegMichigan’s Mid-Michigan Augus... @ Library Display at Plymouth District Library
Aug 1 all-day
Please check out our library display at the Plymouth District Library, located at 223 S. Main Street, Plymouth, Mi. 48170. Please call Read more ›
VegMichigan’s Metro Detroit Libr... @ Library Display at Romulus Public Library
VegMichigan’s Metro Detroit Libr... @ Library Display at Romulus Public Library
Aug 1 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Please check out our library display located at the Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Rd., Romulus, Mi. 48174. (734) 942-7589.
Aug
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VegMichigan Greater Lansing Vega... @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
VegMichigan Greater Lansing Vega... @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come and enjoy this vegan potluck at the Clerical Technical Union (Conference Room) located at the Northeast corner of Hagadorn and Lake Lansing Roads.  We Read more ›
Aug
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VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
VegMichigan's Vegan 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods | Rochester Hills | Michigan | United States
Whole Foods Cooking Class Photo 1 Please join VegMichigan for this fun and informative cooking class. Attendees will learn the nutritional aspects Read more ›

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