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(US) Is Your Medicine Vegan? Probably Not

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    [NPR] Go looking for animal products, and apparently you will find them everywhere. That s the takeaway from the book Veganissimo A to Z, recently translated
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      [NPR]

      Go looking for animal products, and apparently you will find them everywhere.

      That's the takeaway from the book Veganissimo A to Z, recently
      translated into English for the first time. What's veganissimo? It's
      veganism of the highest order, according to the German authors Reuben
      Proctor and Lars Thomsen, who call themselves "professional vegans."
      (Is veganism a healthful way to eat? Sorry, we're not going there in
      this post.)

      Proctor and Thomsen, who've been vegan since 2000 and 1990,
      respectively, are willing to avoid animal products on ethical grounds
      at nearly all costs. And a perusal of their guide to more than 2,500
      substances is enough to give even a non-vegan a bout of vicarious
      anxiety — the byproducts of dead animals, it seems, are lurking in
      everything from diet supplements and medicine to sporting goods and
      electronics.

      When it comes to pharmaceuticals, the authors say, there's a
      surprising amount of animal in many of those pills in your medicine
      cabinet. And that can present vegans with serious quandaries, pitting
      their health against their ideals.

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      full story:
      http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/03/13/174205188/is-your-medicine-vegan-probably-not/

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