Originally Posted by James Hesslegrave
Since organic crops are grown with manure from animals in cages, Oreo cookies sadly are not vegan. Nor is any product made with organic ingredients. Just a head's up.
All soil contains the debris of dead animals - this is how nutrients are recycled.
As far as manure from caged animals is concerned, what do you propose be done with it?
Unless we grow all crops hydroponically, we are going to continue to grow crops in soil that contains animal debris. It is still vegan.
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