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Are Raw foodists ethical Vegans?

#1 Postby RAINRA » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:00 pm

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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Re: Are Raw foodists ethical Vegans?

#2 Postby I'm Your Man » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:13 pm

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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Re: Are Raw foodists ethical Vegans?

#3 Postby RAINRA » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:39 pm

yeah I agree about the bee thing

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Re: Are Raw foodists ethical Vegans?

#4 Postby Richard » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:37 pm

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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Re: Are Raw foodists ethical Vegans?

#5 Postby DV » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:46 pm

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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Re: Are Raw foodists ethical Vegans?

#6 Postby I'm Your Man » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:31 pm

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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Re: Are Raw foodists ethical Vegans?

#7 Postby xveganjoshx » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:39 pm

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.

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