Any individual ingredients that are vegan, but have been tested on animals. Palm oil. These things may not technically be "products" that you would buy in a shop, but in my opinion they are cruel, and unfotunately sometimes unavoidable.<br><br>
Can't think of anything else at the moment, my brain has been frazzled by browsing too many "interesting" threads on Veggieboards.
What about companies that produce Vegan items but are owned higher up by companies that profit from animal tests.<br>
The Body Shop being a good example as they are owned by Loreal. Also Pringles (UK) are crisps that are veggie/vegan(in some varieties) but they are owned by P&G.
I try to avoid non fairtrade chocolate, tea, coffee and bananas as I am worried about the resulting cruelty to (human) animals, but it's a work in progress. I try to avoid nestle and coca cola and usually manage. I am also trying to cut down on buying non- fairtrade clothing. I have started trying to avoid Procter and Gamble stuff and palm oil is something I need to work on. As far as possible and practicable means just that, so I wouldn't expect any other vegans to avoid these things or even necessarily say that the human aspect is part of veganism at all.
Palm oil for sure. I recently found out that it is used to make detergents/soaps, glycerin, and various other chemicals that you wouldn't necessarily be able to tell where it came from by the name, so it is somewhat unavoidable. But I do avoid it where it is listed as an ingredient in food. It really irks me that so many vegan dairy substitutes use palm oil -- it just doesn't seem like a good trade-off to me.<br><br>
I've been wondering about chocolate lately, both due to human rights issue and environmental concerns. It seems that most brands of chocolate that I buy have some commitment to responsible/sustainable sourcing, but I'm not sure how much of a difference that really makes.
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>etoille</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2924295"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
sugar is the big one for me too, anything that makes my eyes burn can't be good for you.</div>
if you eat it or put it in your eyes?
I try to avoid as much sugar as possible, and buy as much fair trade as possible. I don't eat/use anything by P&G, Ulniver, or containing palm oil (although I keep making mistakes and slips regarding the palm oil.) I don't drink Jagger or J.D. - both are vegan but sponsor rodeos.
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SomebodyElse</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2920965"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
A lot of people avoid palm oil because its production involves the destruction of orangutan habitat.</div>
I didn't know this. Always learning something on this board.<br><br>
As River stated, I too avoid corn unless it's organic based product.<br><br>
I need to work on the coffee and chocolate. This thread is a good reminder. I have no plans to give up sugar. I do try to limit sugar though. For plain sugar I buy Florida Crystals.
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