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The practice of vegetarianism as part of a religious principle of non-violence towards animals dates back to the Jain and Buddhist religions of ancient India.
This practice was established by the 6th century BC in these religions, though one of the first promoters of vegetarianism was Buddhist emperor Ashoka the Great, who died in 232 BC.

History of vegetarianism - Wikipedia


Vegetarianism has its roots in the civilizations of ancient India and ancient Greece. Vegetarianism is the theory and practice of voluntary non-consumption of the ...

Vegetarian Society - History - World History of Vegetarianism


World history of vegetarianism, from the Egyptians and Pythagoras to the 21st century.

History of Vegetarianism


This gives a brief description of the where and when of vegetarianism history. Early Times of Vegetarianism. The term "vegetarian" was coined by the British ...

Evolution of Vegetarianism | The History Kitchen | PBS Food


Jan 28, 2014 ... Discover the evolution of vegetarianism. Ben Franklin was a vegetarian, and early American vegetarian cookbooks emerged in the late 1800's.

Beans and Greens: The History of Vegetarianism - Hungry History


Apr 4, 2014 ... This week, we're looking at the ancient origins of vegetarianism.

Vegetarian Guide: History of Vegetarianism in the U.S.


Vegetarianism dates back to a time before recorded history. Many anthropologists believe that most early humans ate primarily plant foods, being more ...

Pythagoras' Other Theorem: A Short History of Vegetarianism | The ...


Apr 29, 2013 ... Recently, on her weekly Heritage Radio Network program, “A Taste of the Past,” Linda Pellacio interviewed Rynn Berry, an author and ...

The History of Vegetarianism: From Plant-Eating Neanderthals to ...


Aug 22, 2016 ... According to a 2012 Gallup poll, 5% of Americans consider themselves vegetarians. That number may be small, but the number of actual ...

A History of Vegetarianism - A Candid Hominid


Compared to veganism, the history of vegetarianism is longer and better documented. Several books have been written on this topic, such as "Sins of the Flesh" ...