Want to learn more about Vegetarianism and Veganism?
There are already so many wonderful and extensive resources on the web full of great veg information, that rather than reinvent the wheel, VegOK would like to refer you to these very helpful sites below.
Vegetarian Resource Group
The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization
dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated
issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In
addition to publishing the Vegetarian Journal, VRG produces and sells
cookbooks, other books, pamphlets, and article reprints.
Hosted by Mercy for Animals, ChooseVeg.com serves as a guide to
vegetarian and vegan living. It offers information on how vegism can
help animals, the earth, and your health, provides suggestions for
making the switch, and has a database of hundreds of veg recipes.
GoVeg.com: Vegetarian and Vegan Information
GoVeg.com provides plenty of information on why you should
consider going veg (health, environment, workers' rights, world hunger,
etc) and resources to help your transition (recipes, books,
websites, testimonials, news articles.)
VegSource.com hosts a plethora of discussion boards on topics from
veg science to veg beauty advice to veg raw diets. There are also
helpful sections on parenting, weight loss, and frequently asked
VegForLife - A Farm Sanctuary Campaign
The VegForLife website is
a comprehensive information and networking site, filled with hundreds
of resources, recipes, and tips to help you on your veg journey. It
provides tips for making veg food and clothing choices, information on
veg resources and veg activism, and even has sections devoted to veg
kids and veg companion animals.
TryVeg.com, hosted by Compassion over Killing, offers information
on the whys and hows of veg eating and living, including veg food and
recipes, suggestions on transitioning to vegism, and how vegism is a
way to live sustainably.
VegWeb offers a multitude of veg-friendly recipes as well as
articles on veg food/cooking and advice on finding coupons. VegWeb
also acts as a sort of social network with profiles, forums, a chat
room, and blogs to link you to other VegFriends.
North American Vegetarian Society
Founded in 1974, the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) is a
non-profit tax-exempt educational organization. Its focus is
two-pronged. The first is to provide a support network for members,
affiliated groups, and vegetarians in general. The second is to inform
the public about how vegetarianism benefits humans, other animals, and
our shared earth.
Vegetarian Union of North America
The Vegetarian Union of North America works
to promote a strong, effective, cooperative vegetarian movement
throughout North America. VUNA's aim is to supply vegetarian
organizations and individuals with information that will help them
organize and maintain a strong vegetarian lifestyle. Membership is open to groups and individuals.
American Vegan Society
The American Vegan Society is a nonprofit educational membership
organization teaching a compassionate way of living that includes
Vegan Outreach (VO) is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization. VO is dedicated to reducing animal suffering
by promoting informed, ethical eating.
Vegan Peace is about striving towards peacefully sharing our
Earth. The website hopes to play a small role in inspiring people to
strive toward a more peaceful world by showing that each of us plays a
part in lessening the suffering so many people and animals go through
VEG FOOD/HEALTH INFORMATION:
The Institute for Plant-Based Nutrition
The Institute for Plant-Based Nutrition (IPBN) is a group of
highly motivated, committed plant eaters and growers who bring over a
century of life experience to educating the public about the benefits
of plant-based nutrition. The site includes resources, such as
newsletters and information on gardening, health, and nutrition, and
links to veg organizations and companies.
Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
The mission of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group
(VN DPG) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) is to serve as the
leading authority on evidence-based vegetarian nutrition for health
professionals and the public. As the leading authority on
evidence-based vegetarian nutrition, the vision of VN DPG is to promote
global health and well-being by developing influential policy and
comprehensive education and by supporting cutting edge research.
VEG PRODUCT SITES:
The Vegetarian Site
This site offers a large range of products from personal care to
clothing and shoes to groceries and vitamins. It also has books,
videos, and DVDs available for sale. The Vegetarian Site even has
categories of products such as hemp products, raw foods, juicers and
appliances, and safety footwear.
Pangea: The Vegan Store
Pangea is literally THE vegan store. It offers a huge selection
of vegan products, including food items, body care products, vitamins,
cosmetics, shoes, shirts, stickers, wallets, bags, and even men's
dresswear. Other items available are jackets and winter wear, books
and videos, dog and cat products, and home, office, and cleaning
products. You can also find great vegan gift baskets, gifts and
candles, and gift certificates at Pangea.
Alternative Outfitters Vegan Boutique
This vegan boutique has women's and men's shoes, handbags,
accessories, apparel, and beauty products available. Gifts and gift
cards are also available, so you can share cruelty-free shopping with
friends, family, and co-workers!
Humanitaire offers men's, women's, and unisex vegan footwear as
well as clothing for men, women, and children. You can also purchase
animal-friendly wallets, belts, and accessories from this site. To
help spread the vegan message, Humanitaire also offers books, DVDs,
videos, and other media for sale.
If you think that MooShoes only sells vegan footwear, think
MooShoes has a great selection of wallets, belts, bags and
purses, t-shirts and sweatshirts, cosmetics, winter wear and jackets, in addition to women's, men's, and unisex shoes.
MooShoes also has a number of
books, magazines, posters, videos, and DVDs for sale.
Ragazzi Vegan offers both men's and women's vegan footwear with
styles ranging from pumps, wedges, flats, sandals, boots, and
workboots. All Ragazzi Vegan shoes and packaging are completely free
of animal products, and all shoes are produced in non-sweat factories
Vegan Essentials has products for men, women, children, babies,
and even companion animals. They offer a large range of bath and body
products, including hair care, facial and skincare, cosmetics,
fragrances, and other personal care products. Other items for sale
include home products, books, candles, shirts,
footwear, outdoor wear, accessories, food and sweets, vitamins and therapeutics.
Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe
Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe has a massive selection of 100% vegan,
cruelty-free products. In addition to bags, belts, wallets, clothing,
accessories, and footwear, Cosmo's offers vegan cosmetics, vegan
supplements, body care, facial care, dental care, and hair care
products. They have a huge and varied array of vegan food items, such
as refrigerated vegan foods, frozen vegan foods, vegan sweets, vegan
cheesy foods, snacks, energy bars, and even gluten-free products.
Cosmo's also has home products, paper goods, dog and cat products,
books and other media.