When Leo Tolstoy became a vegetarian, two of his children followed, but his wife and aunt didn't. He didn't pressure them, but sometimes teased them. His aunt once came to dinner and found a knife and a chicken on her chair. Tolstoy said "We knew you wanted chicken, but none of us would kill it" veg.ca/1998/09/07/history…
Today I learned about a crocodile which lives in the pond surrounding a Hindu temple in India, which eats vegetarian food (sweetened rice) served by the temple priests and devotees, and wanders around the temple at night. indianexpress.com/article…
Gladiators were mostly vegetarian bbc.com/news/education-29…
Meat Loaf (who was a vegetarian for 10 years) once asked about meeting singer and dedicated animals rights activist k.d. lang, but she refused because his stage name wasn't vegetarian friendly. ivu.org/people/music/meat…
One of the conditions Woody Harrelson had for taking his role in Zombieland was that the director, Ruben Fleischer, not eat dairy products for a week. Instead of sticking with just a week he maintained a vegetarian diet for 11 months en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zom…
Weird Al wanted to make a parody of β€œLive and Let Die” titled β€œChicken Pot Pie”; but Paul McCartney refused because he is vegetarian, and couldn’t condone a song about eating meat. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Of countries surveyed, India has the highest percentage of vegetarians/vegans in the world (and more total than the rest of the world combined), while Portugal has the lowest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veg…
Da Vinci discovered that severing the spinal column of a frog resulted in instant death. But it seems he felt disturbed by hurting living things, stopped working on live animals, and became a vegetarian. In fact, he loved animals so much that he would buy birds at the market and let them go. dana.org/article/the-hidd…
A lot of cheeses aren't vegetarian because Rennet - the enzymes that separate milk into curds and whey - is primarily made from ground-up calf stomach en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren…
Kangatarianism is a vegetarian diet with the addition of kangaroo meat as a choice. It has environmental benefits because indigenous wild kangaroos require no extra land or water for farming and produce little methane. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
Gold has its own E number, E175, and can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians. ediblegold.co.uk/faq
84 percent of vegetarians go back to eating meat thecut.com/2014/12/84-per…
Vegetarianism is such an old concept that up until 1850, vegetarians were called Pythagorean because the cult of Pythagoras was entirely vegetarian pbs.org/food/the-history-…
Mushrooms are the only vegetarian food that can make vitamin D. They contain a β€œpro-vitamin,” or precursor, called ergosterol that is converted into vitamin D when exposed to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiationβ€”similar to how your skin synthesizes the vitamin in response to sun exposure. berkeleywellness.com/heal…
A 2015 study by Clear Labs found that 10% of vegetarian hot dogs sold in the US had meat in them. An additional 2% contained human DNA edition.cnn.com/2015/10/2…
Paul McCartney, as a vegetarian and animal rights activist, only agreed to appear on The Simpsons if Lisa's decision to become a vegetarian in that episode was made permanent. He is literally the only reason Lisa is still a vegetarian. portablepress.com/blog/20…
Neanderthal dental plaque shows that there was no such thing as a typical Paleo diet. Some ate mostly meat, and some others are entirely vegetarian. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Today I learned of PālΔ«tāṇā in India which, with a population of nearly 65,000, became the world’s first legally Vegetarian city in 2014. wikipedia.org/wiki/Palita…
Hitler was a vegetarian and would give vivid and gruesome descriptions of animal slaughter to dissuade his colleagues from eating meat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
Jackfruit is one of the biggest food trends among vegetarians, vegans and even meat lovers. While it is technically a fruit, its consistency is similar to that of chicken or pork today.com/food/what-jackf…
Not all cheese is vegetarian insider.com/is-cheese-veg…
There are geographic regions called Blue Zones where people live exceptionally long lives. Some things they have in common are that they have mostly vegetarian diets, strong social lives, regular exercise, and drinking wine (moderately) nbcnews.com/better/health…
Benjamin Franklin became a vegetarian as a teenager. His correspondence with the East India Company merchant James Flint is believed to contain the first documented use of the word "tofu" in the English language. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
Parmesan cheese is not vegetarian due to the inclusion of animal rennet, an enzyme extracted from calves’ stomachs which used to set the cheese vegsoc.org/info-hub/veggi…
Ancient Roman Philosopher Seneca chose to adopt a vegetarian diet "to challenge the decadence of his time". Seneca eventually abandoned vegetarianism, because he did not want to be associated with a particular political faction that had adopted it's practice. advocacy.britannica.com/b…
Ramen noodles themselves are vegetarian, but the little seasoning packets are usually not. The one major exception to this rule is Top Ramen brand Oriental flavor, which contains no animal ingredients at all thespruceeats.com/are-ram…
Many cheeses are not vegetarian as they use rennet as an ingredient, or curdled milk from the stomach of an unweaned calf, a byproduct of veal production. thespruceeats.com/what-is…
If all of the vegetarians in India formed their own country, they would be the third most populous country on Earth, right behind India itself, with a population of about 375 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veg…
In Australia there exists β€œkangatarianism”, which is essentially a vegetarian diet that excludes all meat except kangaroo meat on environmental and ethical grounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
Hitler was a dedicated vegetarian during WWII, even promising Goebbels he intended to convert Germany to vegetarianism after the war. telegraph.co.uk/history/w…
Mr. Rogers was a vegetarian, a ordained minister, and a recipient of the presidential medal of freedom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Diets that limit or exclude meat, dairy products, and eggs used to be on the fringe and were seen as fads. Identifying as vegetarian, vegan, or plant-based was often viewed as weird or extreme. Nowadays, there’s been a 600% increase in people identifying as vegans in the U.S foodrevolution.org/blog/v…
Casey Kasem was a devout vegan, supported animal rights and environmental causes, and was a critic of factory farming.He initially quit voicing Shaggy in the late 1990s,when asked to voice Shaggy in a Burger King commercial, returning in 2002 after negotiating to have Shaggy become a vegetarian. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Frosted Pop-Tarts contain gelatin derived from beef, making them non-vegetarian. openforbreakfast.com/en_U…
German engineer Bernd Brandes volunteered to be killed and eaten by aspiring cannibal Armin Meiwes, who placed an ad on the internet looking for someone to be killed and eaten. After eating Brandes and going to jail, Meiwes became a vegetarian. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
India has more vegetarians than the rest of the world put together. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veg…
Bill Cosby wrote and starred in the 1987 movie "Leonard Part 6". He plays a retired CIA spy who comes out of retirement to fight evil vegetarians with his "magic gypsy meat". It was so bad that even Cosby publicly warned people not to waste their money on it shortly after its release. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
The Roman Gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a cemetery where the arena fighters were buried. bbc.co.uk/news/education-…
Jon Stewart is a vegetarian, his wife is a vegan, and they have a 12-acre farm for abused animals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
Paul McCartney's condition for guest starring in The Simpsons episode "Lisa the Vegetarian" was that Lisa, who becomes a vegetarian in the episode, remain one for the rest of the series. The staff promised, resulting in one of the few permanent character changes made in the show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In a study on eating low fat foods, vegans and vegetarians lost an average of 8.2 to 9.9 pounds while meat-eaters dropped an average of 5.1 pounds in 8 weeks. At six months, the vegans were only 30% to 40% adherent to the diet, yet continued to lose more than the other groups prevention.com/food-nutri…
Eating to much carrots and other fruit/ vegetables can cause Carotenosis which turns your hands orange Carotenosis most commonly occurs in vegetarians and young children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Today I learned of Operation Vegetarian, a 1942 British military plan to poison German citizens by dropping anthrax-contaminated linseed cakes in beef cattle fields. While never used in war, the technique was so effective that the testing site's quarantine lasted until 1990. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Packaged foods in India & Sri Lanka are required to have a symbol that signifies whether the product is vegetarian or not labelveg.eu/labeling-indi…
Cheetos are not vegetarian, because they use animal-derived rennet in the cheese. Furthermore, no Frito-Lay snacks that contain cheese are vegetarian vegblogger.com/blog/2018/…
Graham crackers came about because of an early American Christian doctrine founded by Sylvester Graham. He believed Christians should be vegetarian and eat whole grain foods. The crackers, along with flour, etc. was developed to he sold to his followers, the Grahamites. wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylves…
84% of American vegetarians return to eating meat medicaldaily.com/vegetari…
Most cheeses are not vegetarian because they contain an ingredient (rennet) that is usually made from animal stomachs. formaggiokitchen.com/blog…
In 2015, Qausuittuq became Canada’s newest national park. Summer temperatures top out at around 5Β°C in this polar desert, and the landscape consists mostly of small rocks and dried mud flats with only sparse patches of lichens and mosses β€” not much for vegetarians like the caribou to live on canadiangeographic.ca/art…

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