Myths and facts about veganism

More of us find the diet appealing — but is it healthy?

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Demontrators with their body painted as fish lay on the ground at the fontaine Saint-Michel in Paris on May 20, 2017 on the European Day of the Sea, during a demonstration organized by Vegan Impact ecologist association — GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images

By Anjana Ahuja

Back in the 1940s, it was a lifestyle in search of a name. “Dairyban” did not quite cut it, neither did “vitan” or “benevore”. In the end, six early adherents, including Donald Watson, the British animal rights campaigner, settled on “vegan” to describe their philosophy — that…

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