Veganissimo A to Z: A Comprehensive Guide to Identifying and Avoiding Ingredients of Animal Origin in Everyday Products

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Workman Publishing, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 300 pages
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veganissimo \ve-gan-iss-i-mo\
1. n : one who is vegan to the highest possible standard
2. adj : the most vegan

An Essential New Resource for Those Who Want to Reduce Their “Animal Footprint”

Substances obtained from animals are used everywhere—in food and other goods, in the production of food and goods, and (due to advances in biotech and genetic engineering) even in places they've never appeared before.

Whether you already strive for a 100 percent vegan lifestyle or just want to know what exactly is in the products you buy, this peerless, portable guide puts the power of knowledge at your fingertips. The product of years of exhaustive research by vegan authors Reuben Proctor and Lars Thomsen, Veganissimo A to Z cuts through the vague and often misleading language on labels to reveal the sources, production and uses of over 2,500 ingredients, with:

• Detailed A-to-Z entries on animal, vegetable, mineral, synthetic and microbiological substances—and color-coded icons that distinguish them at a glance

• Information on animal-derived ingredients that lurk in food and other products—such as diet supplements, medicine, cosmetics, cleaning products, clothes, sporting goods, art supplies and electronics

• And guidance on how to interpret label claims and seek more information.


With this accessible reference, you'll have all the information you need to make conscious decisions about a wide range of products and their ingredients.

  

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Veganissimo A to Z: A Compehensive Guide To Identifying and Avoiding Ingredients of Animal Origin in Everyday Products

User Review  - Diana Hartle - Book Verdict

An updated, expanded version of a 17-year-old German edition, this book is an alphabetical listing of ingredients designed to help vegans (those who completely avoid animal products in their foods and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Darren - Goodreads

The idea behind this book is interesting, even to a dedicated meat eater. Essentially it helps decode many ingredients found in foodstuffs and household products to ascertain if they derive from ... Read full review

Contents

Ingredients A to Z
1
A
3
B
14
C
22
D
46
E
64
F
69
G
74
O
136
P
143
Q
174
R
176
S
179
T
209
U
224
V
226

H
87
I
99
J
109
K
110
L
111
M
123
N
134
W
230
Y
232
Z
233
Product Labeling
235
Vegan Alternatives to Animal Ingredients
265
References and Resources
289
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About the author (2013)

Reuben Proctor†has been vegan since 2000 and has done translation, consulting, and administrative work for vegan companies and animal rights organizations since 2004. He was born in New Zealand and now lives and works in Germany.

Lars Thomsen†is a pioneering animal rights activist and vegan advocate. He has been vegan since the age of 21, in 1990, and lives in Germany.

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