Vegetarian and Vegan Articles. Includes useful information for vegetarians and those wanting to become vegetarian.

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.

—Charles Darwin, English naturalist (1809–1882)

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.

—James A. Froude, English historian (1818–1894)

If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life.

—Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

—Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (1828–1910)

The European Parliament has defined the terms vegetarian and vegan

subota, 18. rujna 2010.

Although vegetarianism exists thousands of years and means not eating meat from animals, this term is recently used for themselves and people who eat certain types of meat. It has become conventional wisdom that those who eat only meat and fish so. seafood called pescetarians. Those who eat all kinds of meat except so called red meat are called semivegetarians. There were new fictitious group, so called flexitarians generally do not eat meat, but when they are in society or to visit relatives adjust your diet and eat it, so called new vegetarians are omnivores, which in turn, with meat, like to eat plenty of vegetables and fruits.

Since most of under-educated people is still looking to vegetarianism as an alternative, an unequal and less valuable form of nutrition in relation to the usual diet in Western societies, it is unclear why people who eat meat want to force to call themselves vegetarians. However, regardless of the fashionable trends, it is important to clarify the concept of vegetarianism in order to properly and consistently used in daily use. So many vegetarians will no longer be deprived of vegetarian food in restaurants and other public places, where often the vegetarian menu are fish and other marine animals, as well as chicken, turkey, etc. Also, clear clarification of the concept of vegetarianism, which protects consumers which, because of their own choice or specific health problems (allergies, intolerance to certain ingredients in food, etc.) want to buy vegetarian products.

Deceptive terms such as semivegetarians, pescetarians, flexitarians etc. hindering the proper understanding of vegetarianism as a diet that excludes the consumption of any kind of meat from animals. For comparison, those who smoke only a few types of cigarettes could be the same logic to called semi smokers, which would be absurd. Equally, and with vegetarianism.

Therefore, in order to be abolished misconceptions about the content of vegetarian diets, the European Parliament's had in 16th June 2010. passed an amendment that gives the legal definition and protection of the term 'vegetarian' and 'vegan'. This amendment excludes from the use of expressions like semi vegetarianism and guarantees that the products that are declared as 'vegetarian' does not include products from any animal, nor of fish, and those with the declaration 'vegan' or any foods of animal origin such as milk, eggs and honey.

The amendment will concepts like semi vegetarianism and flexitarianism exclude from use, it will bring order in the labeling of products and understanding of vegetarian diets. It is expected that, in accordance with this amendment, all of which use the division of vegetarian food from caterers, publisher of the recipes, nutritionists, manufacturers and others comply with the defined terms 'vegetarian' and 'vegan'.

So, vegetarians do not eat any kind of animal meat, including fish and other aquatic animals. Within vegetarianism ovo lacto vegetarians eat eggs and dairy products, while lacto vegetarians eat dairy products, and do not eat eggs. Vegans, often referred to as virtual or pure vegetarians, do not eat meat, milk, eggs, honey, and therefore, any food of animal origin.

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