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.

Upcoming Events
Apr
24
Fri
4:00 pm Michigan Earth DayFest @ Rochester Municipal Park
Michigan Earth DayFest @ Rochester Municipal Park
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm
Join VegMichigan at this event for a fun weekend of Earth Day Celebration.  http://www.migreenteam.com/getthere
Apr
29
Wed
6:30 pm Plant Based Nutrition Support Group @ Groves Main Auditorium
Plant Based Nutrition Support Group @ Groves Main Auditorium
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Paul Krause, president of VegMichigan as he presents “The New Food Philosophy for Health.”
May
1
Fri
all-day VegMichigan’s May Downriver Libr... @ Library display at the Romulus Public LIbrary
VegMichigan’s May Downriver Libr... @ Library display at the Romulus Public LIbrary
May 1 all-day
Please check out our library display at the Romulus Public Library, located at 11121 Wayne Rd., Romulus, Mi. 48174. (734) 942-7589. Contact: Read more ›
all-day VegMichigan’s May Metro Detroit ... @ Library display at the St. Clair Shores Library
VegMichigan’s May Metro Detroit ... @ Library display at the St. Clair Shores Library
May 1 all-day
Please check out our library display at the St. Clair Shores Library, located at 22500 E. 11 Mile Rd., St. Clair Shores, Read more ›
May
3
Sun
6:00 pm VegMichigan Greater Lansing Vega... @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
VegMichigan Greater Lansing Vega... @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
May 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 ›

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