All the big UK companies (cadbury, nestle etc) know about the whey issue and that's why only some of their chocolate is labelled vegetarian. If it's labelled that way then no animal rennet was used. My take on it was that I avoided animal rennet cheese (Parmesan etc) so why not animal rennet whey? Its a pretty small drop in the ocean though, and I think each veggie can make their own mind up (I.e back then I didn't know that some wines and beers were filtered through fish and gelatine, and for a long time I didn't even know what veganism was).Originally Posted by AeryFairy
I think for a vegetarian this is probably splitting hairs a little; yes, whey is a by-product of cheese, but unless you e-mail every company and ask if their rennet that the cheese is made with that the whey came from is vegetarian-friendly, it's difficult to know. I can't see an awful lot of point in avoiding only some whey. Either eat it, or don't.
But what about all those people who get hospitalized for protein deficiency?Originally Posted by papayamon
why the obsession with extra protein? if you eat a balanced grain/legume diet, how could you be deficient in protein? it's "normal" in our society to eat 6-10 times the protein you need.