Wort Vegan auf einem Teller

Where does the word “VEGAN” come from?

Let's look at the roots of the word VEGAN . The modern vegetarian movement developed in England and Scotland in the 19th century and the Vegetarian Society was founded there in 1847. From this community , Donald Watson founded a new group in England in 1944 and called it the Vegan Society.

From the word “Vegetarian” he took the beginning “VEG” and the end “AN” and created the new word VEGAN . In his opinion, veganism begins with vegetarianism and takes it to its logical conclusion . Interestingly, Donald Watson was already a vegetarian at the age of 14 and became a vegan with conviction . Even at the ripe old age of 95, he ate no animal products .

Back to blog