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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all-day VegMichigan’s February Downriver... @ Library Display at Bacon Memorial Library
VegMichigan’s February Downriver... @ Library Display at Bacon Memorial Library
Feb 1 all-day
Please check out our library display at the Bacon Memorial Library, located at 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte, Mi. 48192. (734) 246-8357. Contact: Jaclyn Read more ›
all-day VegMichigan’s February Metro Det... @ Library display at Caroline Kennedy Library
VegMichigan’s February Metro Det... @ Library display at Caroline Kennedy Library
Feb 1 all-day
Please check out our library display at the Caroline Kennedy Library, located at 24590 George St., Dearborn Heights, Mi. 48127. (313) 791-3806. Read more ›
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7:00 pm VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Attendees will learn the nutritional aspects of a plant-based diet and taste samples of the prepared food. These classes are for anyone Read more ›
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6:00 pm VegMichigan Greater Lansing Vega... @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
VegMichigan Greater Lansing Vega... @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
Feb 8 @ 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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all-day VegMichigan’s March Downriver Li... @ Librar display at the Trenton Veteran's Memorial Library
VegMichigan’s March Downriver Li... @ Librar display at the Trenton Veteran's Memorial Library
Mar 1 all-day
Please check out our library display at the Trenton Veterans Memorial Library, located at 2790 Westfield, Trenton, Mi. 48183. (734) 676-9777. Contact: Read more ›

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