I've been thinking lately about why most food producing companies in this country are not vegan friendly. Foods really do not HAVE to contain animal substances/extracts. Things like eggs, carmine, whey, lactose, etc., could easily be eliminated, and the food could still be manufactured.
So I'm wondering if the FDA/government really DOESN'T want the animal additives to be taken out. They know that animals are pumped full of hormones that probably aren't great for human consumption. Maybe for some undermining reason the FDA wants people to ingest these products. I mean, if the majority of humans start eating a healtier diet and start becoming healthier, it would start to negatively effect the money generated from big business. People wouldn't have as many health problems and therefore, they wouldn't need to see a doctor, repeatedly see more doctors, specialists, start treatments or therapy for their conditions, buy prescription medications, purchase goods from pharmacies (such as over-the-counter drugs or, for example, diabetic equipment.) Pharmaceutical companies are of major importance to the stock market and I'm sure the government, big business, and share holders certainly don't want people to start getting healthy and going off their meds. Anyway, maybe I'm way off here. It's just strange that in this day and age, when a lot of people are looking for easy ways to become healthy, lose weight, look younger, etc... why isn't veganism more prevalent in the food industry? It's also weird that many products, (soy cheese for example) still contain things like casein, when products like that are geared toward us veg heads? Why can't it be taken out? I don't get it. Who knows, it's just a thought, but maybe I'm overthinking it?