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

Proctor, Reuben & . The Experiment, dist. by Workman. 2013. 320p. bibliog. ISBN 9781615190683. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781615191666. HEALTH
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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 other consumables) identify their derivation. Vegan advocates Proctor and Thomsen not only cover food ingredients, but also look at dietary supplements, drugs, cosmetics, cleaning products, and appliances. The entries are coded with icons to allow the reader to quickly determine the origin of the ingredient: vegetable, animal, synthetic, mineral, or microbiological.
VERDICT Complete with introductory comments about the scope of the work, a section on the nuances of product labeling, vegan alternatives, and glossary, this is an invaluable guide for vegans who are attempting to become veganissimo: vegan to the highest possible standard.

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