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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.

In other words, if money were no object, and organics were widely available.
 

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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
I try to drive off to Baton Rouge to go to the chain store - Whole Foods - since it has tons of organic goodies
 

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Originally Posted by Lani View Post

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.
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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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?
that was everyone. I'm not sure exactly what the problem was.
 

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I voted sometimes.

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.

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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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.


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.

Anyway, here is an interesting link I found about vegan organic farming: http://www.veganorganic.net/index.ph...tpage&Itemid=1
 

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Originally Posted by kpickell View Post

What's the difference?
"I buy only organic food" means 100% of your food is organic.

"I only buy organic when..." means you buy organic food under certain conditions.

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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