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 Post subject: Are Raw foodists ethical Vegans?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:00 pm 
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I keep seeing honey in some of the recipes and there seems to be less concern about animals then purifying one self aka clense. Could someone explain a bit of the culture to me or this lifestyle.

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 Post subject: Re: Are Raw foodists ethical Vegans?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:13 pm 
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Imho, many raw foodists are vegans for whom the ethical aspect of veganism (animal rights) was more important before, than they took a step further mainly for health. But of course it varies from a person to another. Raw veganism can also be good for the environment, by buying only whole foods with no package, boxes, plastic, etc.

Yes, honey in many raw vegan recipes, again it depends for each person, some don't consume honey. Personally, I don't aprove honey consumption, I don't see what bee sputum got to do in a vegan diet.

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 Post subject: Re: Are Raw foodists ethical Vegans?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:39 pm 
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yeah I agree about the bee thing


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 Post subject: Re: Are Raw foodists ethical Vegans?
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Well if someone is just a raw foodist, it doesn't tell you anything about their ethics necessarily, it's a health or spiritual choice. But you can get vegans who are also raw foodists - they follow an ethical lifestyle, but also have chosen to eat raw foods (for either health or spiritual reasons). That's my understanding anyway

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 Post subject: Re: Are Raw foodists ethical Vegans?
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Then there is the ethical dilemma of eating tropical/not-in-season foods harvested by underpaid workers for the profit of others, which must be refrigerated and shipped hundreds of miles so that someone living in a cold climate in the winter can eat in a manner that is not sustainable for the majority of humanity.

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 Post subject: Re: Are Raw foodists ethical Vegans?
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DV wrote:
Then there is the ethical dilemma of eating tropical/not-in-season foods harvested by underpaid workers for the profit of others, which must be refrigerated and shipped hundreds of miles so that someone living in a cold climate in the winter can eat in a manner that is not sustainable for the majority of humanity.
Yeah some raw vegans eat pineapples in Alaska but some other raw vegans stick only to local and season foods. Just like many North American vegans on a cooked diet often drink tea or eat rice that comes from China.

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 Post subject: Re: Are Raw foodists ethical Vegans?
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DV wrote:
Then there is the ethical dilemma of eating tropical/not-in-season foods harvested by underpaid workers for the profit of others, which must be refrigerated and shipped hundreds of miles so that someone living in a cold climate in the winter can eat in a manner that is not sustainable for the majority of humanity.

++ Agreed.

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