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Vegan Organic – 7 August 2007
“Is This the New Organic?” and “Veganic in Ithaca New York” are the
titles of two wonderful articles in the Summer 2007 issue of
Reading these articles renewed my hope that veganic (vegan organic)
farming will become popular in this country. The United Kingdom already
has a Vegan Organic certification process called “Stockfree Organic.”
The reason I have not been very enthusiastic about organically grown
produce is because I realize that animal manure and slaughterhouse
by-products such as blood, fish, and bone meal are used as fertilizers.
The fact that organics depend on the meat industry also makes me
question the safety of the food grown. We know about E. coli and mad cow
disease, but what about pathogens that may yet emerge? Besides, I don’t
want to contribute in any way to the cruelty and suffering represented
by animal-derived products.
For anyone wanting to learn more about vegan organic (veganic)
farming, the book Growing Green: Animal-Free Organic Techniques
by Jenny Hall and Iain Tolhurst 2007, 328pp 6X9” $35.00, is available
from the American Vegan Society:
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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