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  • I am Vegan, and only buy organic when possible.

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Who here is not only a vegan, but does one's best to also buy only organic products? I know people are vegan for different reasons (ethics, health, environment, etc), and I know vegans for whom organics don't mean anything. But the pesticide issue raises issues with all three: ethics, health, and environment, and so I would appreciate your participation in the poll above.
 

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By the way, by 'when possible' I don't just mean when the organic product is available, but also assuming one has the financial resource to pay the higher price, if relevant.<br><br><br><br>
In other words, if money were no object, and organics were widely available.
 

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I'm confused about the difference between option one and two.<br><br><br><br>
I am vegan and buy organic most of the time.
 

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Where I used to live, organic produce was in limited supply, and of questionable quality when available. Money was also an issue as I was a student, so that factored in as well. I would buy the reasonably priced organics when possible (such as bananas). Now, however, I'm living with my (99.99%) vegan bf who buys almost exclusively organic produce, which is widely available here.
 

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If I go shopping and am faced with a choice of organic over non organic, I will always go the organic route. If you check the ingredients of one vs the other you'll notice a LOT less junk in the organic stuff. Also they taste so much better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I try to drive off to Baton Rouge to go to the chain store - Whole Foods - since it has tons of organic goodies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Lani</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
If I go shopping and am faced with a choice of organic over non organic, I will always go the organic route. If you check the ingredients of one vs the other you'll notice a LOT less junk in the organic stuff.</div>
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I hadn't thought about that. I was really only considering produce, but I guess I am more likely to trust pre-prepared foods labelled "organic" because they are likely aimed at a health-conscious crowd and therefore good for you in other ways.
 

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I couldn't log into VB for most of yesterday because the site appeared to be down. Was that universal or just my local server?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Lord Hillyer</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I couldn't log into VB for most of yesterday because the site appeared to be down. Was that universal or just my local server?</div>
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that was everyone. I'm not sure exactly what the problem was.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Eclipse</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
If money was no object I would buy organic much more.</div>
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Same here.
 

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I voted sometimes.<br><br><br><br>
I realize, as I hope some of you do, that getting the ORGANIC Certified label is not an easy task, even for growers that aren't using pesticides. I live in Farm country. So, even if it isn't labeled organic and priced $5 more, depending on the grower, I can tell if it is pesticide laden.<br><br><br><br>
As a vegan we already research the ingredients thoroughly on everything we buy. I will buy the "purer" ingredient item before I care if it is labeled organic. Does that make sense? Now that I am vegan, I hardly put any type of "chemicals" in my body anymore. If I don't recognize the ingredient, I don't buy it or eat it.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>veggiejanie</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I think he meant to say "buy only organic" instead of "only buy organic."<br><br><br><br>
I could be wrong.</div>
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What's the difference?
 

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I'm not sure that organically grown food is tecnically vegan.... I discorvered this to my horror when a group of friends and I took on an allotment to grow vegetables a few years ago. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
One day a couple of sacks full of fish blood and guts arrived at the allotment. My friends planned to dig this into the soil to feed the vegetables!!! I later found out that slaughter house by-products are commonly used as fertilizer. As is animal manure, which we perhaps would not have in such abundance if it weren't for the dairy industry.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, here is an interesting link I found about vegan organic farming: <a href="http://www.veganorganic.net/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1" target="_blank">http://www.veganorganic.net/index.ph...tpage&Itemid=1</a>
 

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What's the difference?</div>
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"I buy only organic food" means 100% of your food is organic.<br><br><br><br>
"I only buy organic when..." means you buy organic food under certain conditions.<br><br><br><br>
I forget what this is called in grammar.
 

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I buy organic sometimes, when it is 'locally sourced' - i.e. I would pick apples grown in Ireland (non-organic) over organic apples flown here from New Zealand. If there were an organic option for locally grown produce, I would buy that (funds permitting), but otherwise try to buy stuff that doesn't have to travel too far.
 
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