i♥you asked in Food & DrinkVegetarian & Vegan · 1 decade ago

Things to not eat as a vegan? Things/ products/ companies not to buy from as a vegan?

I kno wat TO eat when im a vegan, but wat SHOULDNT i eat besides meat. I also kno many vegans dont eat grains but why dont they eat grains? Grains rnt animals. Also, plz list as many things/companies/products that test on animals so i will kno wat NOT to buy. Ive also heard that some toothpaste company tests on animals? Is it Colgate? I wanna be sure

ps thanx for helping a rookie vegan out!!!!! <3

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Ok... google "animal derived ingrdients" and you should get a lot of results. Check out those websites and there are a ton of animal ingredients... look for these ingredients whenever you're about to buy something. I know that seems like a lot of work, but it's not once you get used to me... trust me. I would just give you the list but it's too long to put in here.

    As for animal testing, yes Colgate does test on animals. Actually, almost everything that you find at a pharmacy store does test on animals.

    Here's some companies that do test on animals:

    Bic Corporation

    Chesebrough-Ponds:

    Fabergé

    Ponds

    Vaseline

    Church & Dwight:

    Aim

    Arm & Hammer

    Arrid

    Brillo

    Close-up

    Lady’s Choice

    Mentadent

    Nair

    Orange Glo International

    Pearl Drops

    Clorox:

    ArmorAll

    Formula 409

    Fresh Step

    Glad

    Liquid Plumber

    Pine-Sol

    Soft Scrub

    S.O.S.

    Tilex

    Colgate-Palmolive Co.:

    Hills Pet Nutrition

    Mennen

    Palmolive

    SoftSoap

    Speed Stick

    Coty:

    Adidas

    Calvin Klein

    Davidoff

    Glow

    The Healing Garden

    JOOP!

    Jovan

    Kenneth Cole

    Lancaster

    Marc Jacob

    Rimmel, Stetson

    Del Laboratories:

    CornSilk

    LaCross

    Naturistics

    New York Color

    Sally Hansen

    Dial Corporation:

    Dry Idea

    Purex

    Renuzit

    Right Guard

    Soft & Dri

    Helene Curtis Industries:

    Salon Selectives

    Thermasilk

    Unilever

    Johnson & Johnson:

    Aveeno

    Clean & Clear

    Listerine

    Lubriderm

    Neutrogena

    Rembrandt

    ROC

    L’Oréal U.S.A.:

    Biotherm

    Cacharel

    Garnier

    Giorgio Armani

    Helena Rubinstein

    Lancôme

    Matrix Essentials

    Maybelline

    Ralph Lauren Fragrances

    Redken

    Soft Sheen

    Vichy

    Mead

    Melaleuca

    Mennen Co.:

    Colgate-Palmolive

    Neoteric Cosmetics

    New Dana Perfumes

    Pfizer:

    BenGay

    Desitin

    Listerine

    Lubriderm

    Plax

    Visine

    Playtex Products:

    Banana Boat

    Procter & Gamble Co.:

    Clairol

    Aussie

    Daily Defense

    Herbal Essences

    Infusium 23

    Cover Girl

    Crest

    Gillette

    Oral-B

    Giorgio

    Iams

    Max Factor

    Noxell

    Olay Co./Oil of Olay

    Pantene

    Physique

    Richardson-Vicks

    Tide

    Reckitt Benckiser:

    Boyle-Midway

    Easy Off

    Lysol

    Mop & Glo

    Old English

    Resolve

    Spray ’N Wash

    Veet

    Woolite

    Schering-Plough:

    Bain de Soleil

    Coppertone

    Dr. Scholl’s

    S.C. Johnson:

    Drano

    Edge

    Fantastik

    Glade

    OFF!

    Oust

    Pledge

    Scrubbing Bubbles

    Shout

    Skintimate

    Windex

    Ziploc

    Unilever:

    Axe

    Dove

    Helene Curtis

    Lever Bros.

    Suave

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  • 1 decade ago

    The others are mostly correct, but don't let the "vegan police" get at you. There are so many food additives that are animal-derived you'd have to carry a book with you when you shop. One that is out there a lot is casein. It is made from calf's stomach and makes cheese melt.

    If you are a vegan for health reasons, Vegan Freak is a wonderful, and funny, book to begin with. If you are an ethical vegan, then you have to start watching other things besides food. No leather, no fur, no honey and no products tested on animals. I know Avon doesn't test. I don't think Revlon does either. PETA has a does/does not pamphlet. And NO Proctor and Gamble- they are notorious animal testers. As is Iams. Tom's products (toothpaste) are not animal tested.

    Being a vegan, the Internet is your best friend. Once I found a page that told me the grams of protein in most vegan foods. And if you're vegan, take a B-12 supplement. Can't get it from non-meat foods. It's just a tiny bit, like 50mcg a day.

    Any other ?'s, feel free to email me.

    Thank you for caring about the animals!

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  • I don't know where you get the idea that vegans don't eat grains. Many of us do. There's barley, bulgur, millet, quinoa, to name a few, and all are quite good.

    Colgate-Palmolive, Procter and Gamble, and Johnson & Johnson are three of the biggies that test on animals, and it's hard to list all their subsidiaries. If you go to a natural foods store, you should have a good chance of finding a company that doesn't test on animals. Or you can go to a vegan online retailer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Vegans who don't eat grains are just the same people who wouldn't be able to eat grains if they were meat-eaters. Some people can't eat grains like wheat, rye, or barley. They have a gluten intolerance called celiac disease, something that about 1 in 144 people have, though most are undiagnosed.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Go to Amazon or a bookstore and order the book "Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non Vegan World" by Torres and Torres.

    It is the best beginner's guide to vegan living, plus it also has a lot of really good information on what companies not to buy from and what companies are vegan safe. They go through a bunch of products ... even down to beer that doesn't use animal products in processing to condoms and such. Very highly recommended for the newbie!

    Good luck!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i think peta's website has a very comprehensive list of companies you should and should not buy from, including food companies, as well as makeup companies and companies that make clothing or things like shampoo.

    as for what you shouldn't eat, if you are a vegan you can't eat any meat (obviously), fish, animal byproducts such as gelatin (its in a lot of candies, check carefully!), and dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt

    being a vegan means that you also don't wear clothes or buy products made from animal skin or byproducts. so you don't wear leather or fur, and don't buy makeup/shampoo/lotions, etc that are tested on animals or have things like beeswax and gelatin in them. before you buy things, look on the label to see if it says "this product is not tested on animals." beware bath and body works, their products say "this finished product is not tested on animals", which is NOT the same thing

    i'm not sure about the toothpaste, but you can look on peta.org, i bet they have some information about it. i'm also not sure about the grains, i wouldn't think there was anything wrong with that, but i'm not sure.

    a place to look for vegan objects is the ethnic food section in the grocery store. a lot of thai foods and indian foods companies make vegan products. you can also find them in the frozen food section, especially if you look at morningstar (a meatless brand). all of these products i have just mentioned usually clearly state on the label "VEGAN" near the ingredients or on the front of the box.

    this should be a good start for you, hope it helps

    Source(s): being a vegan is hard but its worth it!
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  • 1 decade ago

    Not eating grains has nothing to do with veganism. Vegans don't eat anything that comes from or is produced by an animal. Someone who will only eat fruits and vegetables is a fruitarian, not a vegan.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Vegans do not use any animal products:

    No eggs,milk,butter,cheese or animal fabrics or other animal products. Grains such as bread or cake are often made with milk and eggs and that makes them not vegan! You can buy vegan bread or cereal I think.

    These companies test on animals:

    http://www.thevegetariansite.com/ethics_test.htm

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nothing with a face, a parent or a reproductive system.

    The latter would include the plants that produce the grains but not the grains themselves. You can eat the fruits and veggies off the plants but not the plants themselves.

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