FAQ – Questions about being a vegetarian
Please select from the list below to see the answers to frequently asked questions on that topic. Got a question about being a vegetarian that isn’t on our list? Please contact us to let us know!
Health & Nutrition FAQ
How can I be sure I’m getting enough iron, protein, calcium, etc.?
Should I eliminate meat entirely to get the health benefits of a vegetarian diet?
Are vegetarian diets healthy for all people?
Is seafood healthy?
Animal Issues FAQs
I’ve heard others ask if animals kill other animals for food, so why shouldn’t we?
The animals have to die sometime, so what’s wrong with eating them?
Don’t farmers have to treat their animals well so they’ll produce more meat, milk or eggs?
What about fish?
Sustainable Eating FAQs
What will we do with all the chickens, cows, and pigs if everyone becomes a vegetarian?
If everyone became vegetarian, many animals would never even be born. Isn’t that worse for them?
If everyone replaced meat with vegetarian foods, wouldn’t we need just as much farm land?
Isn’t the manure used for fertilizer?
Toronto Vegetarian Association FAQs
Who is the Toronto Vegetarian Association?
What does TVA do?
Can I join TVA?
How do you protect emails and other personal contact details?
• Vegan Outreach – They have an excellent page of vegan FAQs including the sticky question of honey and insects.
• International Vegetarian Union – They have a very thorough list of vegetarian FAQs divided into sections.