January 4th, 2012

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On being vegan

As of this week I've avoided eating meat, including fish, for 20 years, and avoided eating all other animal products, other than honey, for 11 months. There's a lot of confusion over what it means to be vegan or vegetarian nowadays. Everyone has different reasons and definitions, which makes it especially challenging when eating out or attending parties where food will be served. Here are my own definitions and reasons.

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These are my personal definitions and reasons for being vegan, which have certainly changed over time, and will doubtless continue to evolve. Food choices are a controversial topic, but worth thinking about.