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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Sep
29
Mon
6:30 pm VegMichigan Greater Lansing Dine... @ The Soup Spoon Cafe
VegMichigan Greater Lansing Dine... @ The Soup Spoon Cafe
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join VegMichigan Greater Lansing for a vegan meal at The Soup Spoon Café. A special vegan menu will be prepared for Read more ›
Oct
1
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6:45 pm VegMichigan’s Metro Detroit Libr... @ Library Display at Ferndale Public Library
VegMichigan’s Metro Detroit Libr... @ Library Display at Ferndale Public Library
Oct 1 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Library phone is (248) 546-2504
10:45 pm VegMichigan’s Mid-Michigan Libra... @ Library Display at Romulus Library
VegMichigan’s Mid-Michigan Libra... @ Library Display at Romulus Library
Oct 1 @ 10:45 pm – 11:45 pm
Please check out our library display at the Romulus Public Library, located at 11121 Wayne Rd. Romulus, MI 48174. For more information, Read more ›
Oct
7
Tue
7:00 pm VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Oct 7 @ 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 ›
Oct
11
Sat
5:00 pm VegMichigan Dinner Club @ Earthen Jar
VegMichigan Dinner Club @ Earthen Jar
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 5:00 pm ~ VegMichigan Dinner Club featuring Indian-inspired cuisine at the Earthen Jar, 311 S. Fifth Ave (between Liberty and Williams), Read more ›

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