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#1 Old 04-03-2016, 05:23 AM
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New country, Veganims is not as understood

I have been vegan for about a year now and I moved from LA to Switzerland. I find it hard for people around me to understand veganism the way I do. Apart from my classmates.

So, how do I convince people around me that vegan food is real food?

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#2 Old 04-03-2016, 05:54 AM
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Food is food, the issue isn't convincing people what foods are okay to eat but what foods are okay to completely leave out. You want to spread the research that every reputable medical/nutrition group has approved that says humans can thrive without ever touching an animal product, with B12 supplemented, and others as personally needed (just like any diet)
I strive for a vegan diet because of it's practicality. It's obtained without using sentient beings as perverse factories, that add unneeded fats, cholesterol, and cause horrific amounts of pollution in our water and air. We don't need that even without including the insanity of imprisoning and controlling animal lives and deaths by the billions.

Sorry got off track. People find it hard to see beyond what they've known as food, how they and generations before them, knew as meals. Even when you're committed it takes time to appreciate that food can be prepared without meat or cheese and be as good or better, but different. to use spices and herbs and starches and seeds and beans in ways we never before thought of doing. Be sure you don't get all healthy on them if they're not already--vegan isn't about health only, but is whatever you want it to be. Fried, sugary, raw, oil free--it's just like an omni diet without animals.
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Thanks for the reply, this is my first post here and I am happy there are like minded people I can speak with on here. Not off topic AT ALL. I actually am doing a masters in sustainable development so I do spend my days learning about the side effects of animal consumption. It is hard to change entirely what generations thought about food, as you said. You raised good points, not focusing on health, but on the effects to the planet. Thank!
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I must say that I am a bit surprise, I always thought the Swiss were quite open-minded folks. Welcome to Europe by the way

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Food is food, the issue isn't convincing people what foods are okay to eat but what foods are okay to completely leave out. You want to spread the research that every reputable medical/nutrition group has approved that says humans can thrive without ever touching an animal product, with B12 sup
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