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Honey?

#1 Postby inkeeper115 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:55 pm

Just wondering how many Vegans out there eat Honey.. and is it Vegan :?:
I have heard people say its better then sugar and so on, but I want YOUR opinion ! Thanks

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Re: Honey?

#2 Postby chewybaws » Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:19 pm

It's not vegan.

Agave syrup is a pretty good substitute.

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Re: Honey?

#3 Postby vegimator » Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:58 pm

Brown rice syrup works too.

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Re: Honey?

#4 Postby Fallen_Horse » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:51 pm

Really, it's all junk food, but if you are really in a craving, I would stick with agave or maple syrup....
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Re: Honey?

#5 Postby medman » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:51 am

In the strictest sense, bees are animals, so no - honey is not vegan.

In reality, plenty of people who call themselves vegan are comfortable eating honey. Some people think this means they're not "real" vegans. One has to decide for themselves whether or not they feel honey is morally justifiable, just as they did with meat/dairy/eggs. I'd say being morally comfortable with what you eat is more important than labels like "does this make me an official vegan?"

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Re: Honey?

#6 Postby inkeeper115 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:57 am

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the comments :)

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Re: Honey?

#7 Postby chrisjs » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:24 am

I don't think foods that contain it should be labelled vegan, but I'm undecided if it's really something I think I should avoid.

I don't use it directly and don't buy grocery items that contain it, but when I'm out I'm not too concerned about it if it's inconvenient to avoid. I'm just not convinced it's really causing any harm, but at the same time I don't see the point of it and tend to err on the side of caution with regard to not using it.

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Re: Honey?

#8 Postby RorschachSoy » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:55 am

After reading this article and this one I decided that buying commercial honey was not ideal, so packaged items with honey in them are out. If I ever meet a beekeeper who does not kill their bees, destroy queens, or trap them for winter I might consider honey - heck, maybe someday I'll "foster" some bees myself. :P But for now I don't want to support the exploitation of bees, especially because they're my favorite insects.

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#9 Postby Baby Hercules » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:48 pm

I know a wild hive next to a trail you could try. Other hikers have mentioned that the bees do not enjoy uninvited guests, though. :lol:

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#10 Postby Fallen_Horse » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:09 pm

And frankly Colony Collapse is so bad these days that I figure I shouldn't contribute to the problem...
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Re: Honey?

#11 Postby kckas » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:59 am

I avoid it but I don't feel as strongly about it as some. If I accidentally eat some I'm not going to sweat it.

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Re: Honey?

#12 Postby Baby Hercules » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:41 am

Yes, dear?

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Re: Honey?

#13 Postby gee » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:01 pm

I use Agave instead since it is not vegan, but I miss good Baklavas in restaurants :'(


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