Recent Examples of vegetarianism from the Web
Vegans or vegetarianism isn't unheard of in the NFL.
DeLessio-Parson sees vegetarianism as a form of social rebellion.
The first few years of my vegetarianism were a struggle for both my mother and me.
And wherever people circle their A’s, vegetarianism is the norm.
The protein source helps sustain a populace that practices partial or complete vegetarianism.
Central Florida Veg Fest is back for its 12th year of promoting vegetarianism and healthy lifestyles.
By the same token, today’s style of vegetarianism can sometimes feel caught in the spokes of today's wellness industrial complex wheel—as much about made-for-social media branding as back-to-the-land idealism.
The sect campaigns for vegetarianism and against drug addiction.
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The difference between vegetarian, vegan, and other diets
The word vegetarian sprouted up in 1839. Fruitarian ("a person who lives on fruit") ripened by 1893. In 1944, vegetarians who consume no animal or dairy products began calling themselves vegans. Then, in 1993, those who eat fish but no other meat chose pesce, the Italian word for "fish," to create the designation pescatarian. In that same year, meatatarian was served up as a word for those whose diet largely includes meat; that word is rare, however, and is usually used in informal and humorous ways, making it the type of fare not included in our dictionaries. Another fairly recent dietary word is flexitarian, a person who follows a mostly vegetarian diet but occasionally eats meat or fish.
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