Veganism is a type of diet that excludes meat as well as all animal-based products. Vegan refers to a person who follows this diet, or to the diet itself. Vegetarianism, in contrast, still allows for animal-based products like eggs, dairy, and cheese. Richgail “RG” Enriquez-Diez, founder of the Astig Vegan brand and author of the book Filipino Vegan, explains the difference.
Interview and text by Patricia B. Mirasol. Video editing by Earl R. Lagundino and Sam L. Marcelo.