Végetarian, strict-vegetarian, vegan, we hear about it without always knowing the full meaning.
Here you will find clear and concise information to help you understand the differences beetween those different expressions.
Vegetarianism : Diet that does not allow to eat meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or by-products of slaughter
The vegetarian diet is the most known but also the more complicated because it exists different variants like for example:
– lacto-vegetarian : person who excludes eggs but eats dairy products
– ovo-vegetarian : person who excludes dairy products but eats eggs
– and a lot of others…
Vegan diet: Diet that does not allow any animal food
The vegan diet is also known as strict vegetarian diet because it does not allow animal-derived food such as dairy products, eggs, honey…
Veganism : Philosophy that does not allow the use of any animal-derived product (ex: meat, milk, leather…)
People become/are vegan because they refuse animal exploitation for any reason: to feed, dress, or entertain themselves. Vegans also refuse to use products that have been tested on animals. As a result, veganism is a philosophy, vegan are on a vegan diet, but people on vegan diet are not necessarily vegan. So vegan food is suitable for vegans, as well as people who are on a vegan diet and vegetarian.
EcoMil also sponsorise Planete D, a french family that travel the world by bike. Follow their adventures on our blog and discover now the “Autarcie” project, this travel by bike from Spain to France accross the pyrenees, in eco-villages while being on a vegan diet.