In this link, in this context, VEGANISM refers to the DIET part of the VEGANISM, which is known as a PLANT BASED DIET as well as a CRUELTY FREE Diet
since VEGANISM is an ETHICAL, SPIRITUAL movement and Not Only a diet but a compassionate, cruelty free lifestyle.
We have chosen the term VEGANISM to represent the ANCIENT PLANT BASED EATING only to highlight the illusion that VEGANISM is something New, which is not, when we refer to its DIETARY component of NON animal foods.
Most, if not ALL of our reality is based on lies and deceptions
Our history books and all other educational main stream sources are based on half truths at best
When it comes to FOOD, there is no exception.
Discover or Rediscover for yourself all that has been hidden from us in plain sight...ALL this time...
Plant based diets in ancient times were AS popular as Today...
Veganism and plant based diets are not a trend nor fading movement
History of veganism
Early man not a hunter gatherer
Religion, Animals and VEGetarianism
This Himalayan Tribe Has Been Vegan for 5,000 Years!
The Best Athletes in Ancient Rome were Vegetarian!
ANCIENT GREEKS were FRUITARIANS and lived til the age of 200
What Did American Indians ORIGINALLY Eat?
Middle East plant based influencers
One of the earliest known vegans was the Arab poet al-Maʿarri (c. 973 – c. 1057).[b] Their arguments were based on health, the transmigration of souls, animal welfare, and the view—espoused by Porphyry in De Abstinentia ab Esu Animalium ("On Abstinence from Animal Food", c. 268 – c. 270)—that if humans deserve justice, then so do animals.
Was Japan ever vegetarian?
In 675, the use of livestock and the consumption of some wild animals (horse, cattle, dogs, monkeys, birds) was banned in Japan by Emperor Tenmu, due to the influence of Buddhism. Subsequently, in the year 737 of the Nara period, the Emperor Seimu approved the eating of fish and shellfish. During the twelve hundred years from the Nara period to the Meiji Restoration in the latter half of the 19th century, Japanese people enjoyed vegetarian-style meals. They usually ate rice as a staple food as well as beans and vegetables. It was only on special occasions or celebrations that fish was served. Over this period, the Japanese people (particularly Buddhist monks) developed a vegetarian cuisine called shōjin-ryōri which was native to Japan. ryōri means cooking or cuisine, while shojin is a Japanese translation of virya in Sanskrit, meaning "to have the goodness and keep away evils".
In 1872 of the Meiji restoration, as part of the opening up of Japan to Western influence, Emperor Meiji lifted the ban on the consumption of red meat. The removal of the ban encountered resistance and in one notable response, ten monks attempted to break into the Imperial Palace. The monks asserted that due to foreign influence, large numbers of Japanese had begun eating meat and that this was "destroying the soul of the Japanese people." Several of the monks were killed during the break-in attempt, and the remainder were arrested.
Vegan food is booming in coastal cities, but the same can’t be said for other parts of the country. And that’s a problem. While eating a plant-based diet is often presented as a White, millennial fad that accompanies gentrification, the ital foodways practiced by Caribbean Rastafarians remind us that Black people have a long and rich tradition of plant-based eating.
There’s a passage in Jenné Claiborne’s 2018 cookbook Sweet Potato Soul that beautifully captures the historical thread of plant-based eating in Black culture: When Claiborne was asked by friends if it’s difficult to be a vegan from Atlanta, she reminded them that “my great-grandparents from the South — and my ancestors from West Africa — ate mostly plant-based diets.”
Bryant Terry addresses this — along with the misconception that plant-based eating started with white hipsters, wealthy Goopsters, and animal-rights activists — in Afro-Vegan, where he writes that “for thousands of years, traditional West and Central African diets were predominantly vegetarian — centered around staple foods like millet, rice, field peas, okra, hot peppers, and yams.” Before captivity, as documented in detail in the culinary historian Michael Twitty’s searching volume on African-American foodways, The Cooking Gene, the West African communities of the Igbo and Mande cooked largely with grains, legumes, leafy greens, herbs, and onions.
Europe During the Renaissance
Was Leonardo da Vinci a vegetarian? Some evidence suggests he was.
When it comes to vegan-friendly cultures in history, we don’t often think of Europe. However, once the European Renaissance started in the 14th century, everything changed.
The European Renaissance reignited a content-wide interest in education, science, and philosophy.
Much of this revitalization came through contact with the east that sparked new interest in ancient Greek and Roman culture.
This led some famous figures, including Leonardo da Vinci, to adopt the “Pythagorean diet” of vegetarianism. (Note: Some claims about da Vinci’s meat-free diet have been disputed, however.)
In any case, this cultural moment had profound impacts on European attitudes towards animals.
By the end of the 18th century, Europeans commonly supported the idea that animals weren’t just made for human use and deserved their own care.
DACII (Romanian’s ancestors)
HUMAN SPIRITUAL evolution through FOOD
SUPREMacism, ELITism, SPECIEsm, RACIsm, SEXism, how it all began http://agnvegglobal.blogspot.com/2011/11/agn-veg-global-red-pill-how-it-all.html
PLANT or ANIMAL based foods?
Science and Health
HUMAN OMNIVORISM debunked
Veganism: "A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals." - The Vegan Society