Friday, January 04, 2008

Too Vegan

You can never be too vegan apparently. I am just as confused as this blogger by "Vegan Cane Sugar". For a minute I wondered if unbeknownest to me, I had been eating sugar laced with bacon powder - just to enhance the flavor. Before, I got ahead of myself I read the update further down in the post which clarifies the use of charcoal in the sugar-making process may render it un-vegan.

At the grocery store today, I saw this over-priced chicken that was fed a 100% vegetarian diet. In nature, hens do eat worms and are none the worse for it. I was not sure why it made sense to turn the chicken vegetarian and have the consumer pay for its unnatural diet. Would it not be better to leave the poor chicken to their own devices and have the wannabe vegeterian find some textured vegetable protien instead ?


ggop said...

Don't want to sound like a militant vegan (I'm not a vegan) but to cut through the BS there is no such thing as "humane killing".

I think some Americans feel guilty because of slaughterhouses and the general mess in the meat/poultry industry like factory farming.
So they try to assuage their guilt by opting for free range/cage free/insert whatever adjective makes you feel better.

Read The Omnivore's dilemma!

Heartcrossings said...

ggop - I would agree. Killing and humane just don't go together. The Omnivore's Dilemma is on my reading list.