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Animal Ingredients A to Z is the bible for vegetarians, vegans, and caring consumers. More and more, we find our everyday foods containing peculiar -ingredients—many of which are animal derived. As well as a comprehensive listing of animal ingredients, this easy-to-navigate guide contains supplemental information on vegan nutrition, food alternatives, and contact informati ...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 100 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by AK Press (first published July 1st 2001)
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Greg
This review is for the first edition, which was printed in zine format. I read it when I was a vegetarian and sometimes vegan, and this book is great. If you ever thought you'd like to spend way more time in a grocery store than you do already, just reading ingredient labels, then this is for you. Once you read this you realize it's really difficult to avoid animal products, and you can feel really self-righteous after a two hour shopping trip knowing you're all animal friendly and shit.
Katy
Mar 06, 2008 Katy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: vegans
It's helpful, but I would prefer a different organization to make it a little less overwhelming. For example (in addition to the dictionary format), a shampoo section with the list of animal products which one is likely to find in shampoo. It would make the book thicker, but a bit more practical for shopping purposes. But it (or something like it) is a must have for vegans. I've heard you can buy the book for your ipod; maybe it's a little easier to use that way.
Plus, in the beginning of the boo
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Peacegal
Here’s a dictionary of common and uncommon animal ingredients found in consumer products, designed to make vegan shopping easier. Entries range from “well, duh” (cod liver oil) to more obscure (depanthenol). I’ve always found listings like this more than a bit overwhelming. Unfortunately, many entries muddle things further with the caveat “may be from animal or plant sources.”

Sadly, animal slaughter is so integrated into every part of our society that it’s impossible to avoid all products of cru
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Katey
Oct 28, 2010 Katey rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: New-ish vegetarians/vegans
As a practicing vegetarian and half-ass vegan of some years, I already know about what to avoid. For the most part. I had this book on my shelf but never read it; I'm kind of glad I didn't read it earlier, as it can be so vague, since so many of the ingredients they list can be from a plant or animal source, it really isn't helpful. And if I was a vegan alcoholic, I would appreciate the fairly extensive section about vegan beer, wine, and liquor a lot more.

I would encourage any new vegetarian or
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Kellyanne Lynch
An excellent resource for vegans and for people who want to know what's in their food and their cleaning and self care products
Beth
Feb 02, 2009 Beth rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: food
Not very clear - many items listed could come from plant or animal sources, and there were no ideas or advice on how to determine which source an ingredient came from. The only advice was "avoid to be safe." No offense, but I'm already avoiding a lot due to vegetarianism and food allergies, so this is not helpful advice!
Miranda
A helpful and informative resource for those new to meat-free eating and those that have been veg for a while. I used to take it grocery shopping with me and I learned so much from this book. I highly recommend it to those who are interested in eating less animal products or going completely vegan.
Cynthia
Apr 14, 2008 Cynthia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone.
Essential reference book for the compassionate shopper to have on hand at all time! Lots of great info - helps to bring awareness into all areas of your life.
Gg
awesome detailed. sensible book
Eva Becker
Feb 22, 2009 Eva Becker rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: vegans, aspiring vegans
Shelves: non-fiction
What would you do without it?
John
Jul 01, 2008 John rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: vegan
Another excellent resource
Shélah
Jul 29, 2011 Shélah added it
Recommends it for: Vegetarians/Vegans
Shelves: non-fiction
Handy dandy!
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