Published on February 2nd, 2010 | by Steve Savage25
Two Questions for Vegans
As I have been blogging on this site for a little while, I see some of the exchanges in the comment streams on other folk’s posts. I was surprised to see that Vegans don’t use honey because it involves domsticated bees. That has raised a few random questions for me. (Full disclosure, I am a slightly reformed omnivore but at least I had a tufu-based dinner tonight).
I really don’t mean these questions to be combative. I’d just like to understand a different point of view. Here are my questions:
1. Are Vegans OK with eating “Organic” produce or grains that have been fertilized with animal manures? If you say it is not ok to eat honey because it involves an animal, I would expect that the dependency of Organic agriculture on animal wastes would be problematic from a Vegan point of view. Is that true?
2. Are Vegans OK with eating crops which need to be pollinated by bees (not wild bees but bees trucked in in hives for crops like almonds, blue berries…).
Seriously, I’m just wondering.