An essential new resource for everyone who wants to reduce their “animal footprint”--here are 2,500 detailed A-to-Z entries on ingredients derived from animals, in food and countless other everyday products.
Veganissimo--it is a new word to describe someone who is vegan to the highest possible standard. For the aspiring veganissimo, the requirements go far beyond food: Animal-derived ingredients are also used in dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, beer and wine, cosmetics, household cleaning products, clothing, footwear, sporting goods, art supplies, electronics, and more. But without a definitive reference, it’s hard to know what exactly is in most of the foods and other items we use and consume on a daily basis.
Now, that reference is here: Veganissimo A to Z identifies more than 2,500 animal, mineral, chemical, and plant-based ingredients; describes their production, uses, and alternative names; and helps readers interpret label claims and seek more information. Color coded icons and extensive cross-references make this a user-friendly handbook for everyone who wants to know whether a particular ingredient is (or may be) animal derived and what (if any) plant-based substitutes exist.
Vegan since 2000, Reuben Proctor has worked with vegan companies and animal rights organizations since 2004. Lars Thomsen is a pioneering animal rights activist and vegan advocate. He has been vegan since 1990. They have been researching this book for the past four years.