The word veganism has a simple and precise meaning and means “doctrine in which humans live without exploiting animals”. In other words, it is the practice of abstaining from eating products from animal origin . An ethic, a philosophy, a way of living .
Vegans follow a diet without products from animal origin: eggs, dairy products, meat, fish , seafood , or even honey . The difference between a vegan diet and a vegetarian diet is that the vegetarian diet eat products from animal origin, if not cause the death of the animal. Then the vegetarian diet can include foods like milk , yogurt , cheese or honey.
So the vegan seal guarantees that this is a product that does not contain ingredients or products from slaughtered animals. A quick and clear recognition based on recognized standards at European level.
A little bit of history …
Where and when the seal is born ?
The European Vegetarian Label http://www.v-label.info was created by an Italian artist , Professor Bruno Nascimben and was presented for worldwide use in the congress of the EVU ( European Vegetarian Union) held in 1985 in Italy . Since then many vegan and vegetarian organizations have adopted it as a symbol . In fact, it is the most widely used worldwide.
The European Vegetarian Union ( European Vegetarian Union) http://www.euroveg.eu is the umbrella organization for most vegetarian groups in Europe. Among its objectives it is to inform citizens and to easily identify either vegetarian products and vegetarian services.
So veganism is a lifestyle, a philosophy that is becoming more widespread and with more followers every day , which excludes all forms of exploitation and cruelty to the animal kingdom and includes a reverence for life.