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

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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.

Synopsis:

veganissimo \ve-gan-iss-i-mo\
1. n : one who is vegan to the highest possible standard
2. adj : the most vegan

What is veganissimo? It’s a new word, but it captures a desire more and more common in recent years: to be vegan to the highest possible standard, to live the most vegan life possible. It’s not an easy standard to meet in the modern industrialized world, where product labels boast conflicting, unclear, and even purposefully misleading claims, and animal-derived ingredients sneak into just about everything—not just food, but also cosmetics, clothing, cleaning products, photography, musical instruments, and even electronics.

Now, here to help is Veganissimo A to Z: an unprecedented, up-to-date A to Z guide to animal-derived ingredients found in every kind of consumer good. Impeccably researched, comprehensive, and specific, this handbook not only enumerates and defines every animal-derived ingredient to be found, but also describes plant, mineral, and chemical alternatives and points out ingredients that don’t sound vegan but in fact are (like cocoa butter). The authors also walk users through interpreting product label claims and seeking additional information, and color-coded icons and cross-references make it easy to navigate the immense amount of material. Vegans and anyone with the desire to avoid animal-derived products will find this reference handy, practical, and often shocking.

Synopsis:

veganissimo \ve-gan-iss-im-o\
1. n : one who is vegan to the highest possible standard 
2. adj : the most vegan

For all those who aspire to the title of “veganissimo,” this will be the essential resource, with more than 2,500 detailed entries on animal-derived components in everyday products, plus plant-based alternatives to reduce your “animal footprint.”

As interest in plant-based food and living skyrockets, more and more consumers are becoming highly conscious about whether the food they eat and the goods they use and wear daily contain elements derived from animals.

Years in the making and instantly recognizable as a major achievement, Veganissimo A to Z arrives, arming consumers with more than 2,500 entries—the most comprehensive list available of animal-derived ingredients and their plant-based alternatives. Here are concise, informative descriptions of ingredients’ sources, production, uses, and alternative names instantly legible color-coded icons and extensive cross-references. Here, too, are explanations on interpreting labels claims and what is and isn’t required to be declared.

Timely, authoritative, comprehensive: This is the only guide a
consumer needs to start shopping more compassionately today.

About the Author

Reuben Proctor has been researching and writing this book for the past four years. A native of Wellington, New Zealand, he has lived for the last decade in Germany, where he is mainly a nurse but also translates and does graphic design. He has been vegan since the age of 28 and has worked with vegan companies and animal rights organizations since 2004.Lars Thomsen is a pioneering animal rights activist and vegan advocate who owns and runs a vegan online store. He has been vegan since the age of 21, in 1990, and lives in Germany.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781615190683
Author:
Proctor, Reuben
Publisher:
Experiment
Author:
Reuben Proctor
Author:
Thomsen, Lars
Author:
Lars Thomsen,
Author:
Reuben Proctor,
Subject:
Personal & Practical Guides
Subject:
Food Content Guides
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Diet and Nutrition
Subject:
Cooking-Vegetarian - Vegan
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.88 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , veganissimo \ve-gan-iss-i-mo\
1. n : one who is vegan to the highest possible standard
2. adj : the most vegan

What is veganissimo? It’s a new word, but it captures a desire more and more common in recent years: to be vegan to the highest possible standard, to live the most vegan life possible. It’s not an easy standard to meet in the modern industrialized world, where product labels boast conflicting, unclear, and even purposefully misleading claims, and animal-derived ingredients sneak into just about everything—not just food, but also cosmetics, clothing, cleaning products, photography, musical instruments, and even electronics.

Now, here to help is Veganissimo A to Z: an unprecedented, up-to-date A to Z guide to animal-derived ingredients found in every kind of consumer good. Impeccably researched, comprehensive, and specific, this handbook not only enumerates and defines every animal-derived ingredient to be found, but also describes plant, mineral, and chemical alternatives and points out ingredients that don’t sound vegan but in fact are (like cocoa butter). The authors also walk users through interpreting product label claims and seeking additional information, and color-coded icons and cross-references make it easy to navigate the immense amount of material. Vegans and anyone with the desire to avoid animal-derived products will find this reference handy, practical, and often shocking.
"Synopsis" by , veganissimo \ve-gan-iss-im-o\
1. n : one who is vegan to the highest possible standard 
2. adj : the most vegan

For all those who aspire to the title of “veganissimo,” this will be the essential resource, with more than 2,500 detailed entries on animal-derived components in everyday products, plus plant-based alternatives to reduce your “animal footprint.”

As interest in plant-based food and living skyrockets, more and more consumers are becoming highly conscious about whether the food they eat and the goods they use and wear daily contain elements derived from animals.

Years in the making and instantly recognizable as a major achievement, Veganissimo A to Z arrives, arming consumers with more than 2,500 entries—the most comprehensive list available of animal-derived ingredients and their plant-based alternatives. Here are concise, informative descriptions of ingredients’ sources, production, uses, and alternative names instantly legible color-coded icons and extensive cross-references. Here, too, are explanations on interpreting labels claims and what is and isn’t required to be declared.

Timely, authoritative, comprehensive: This is the only guide a
consumer needs to start shopping more compassionately today.
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