A thought about veganism

So it hit me the other day.  If you’re vegan for the respect of life then I would assume that include plant and microbiotic life.

Take bread – or at least bread anyone would want to eat. A lot of breads use yeast which  boys and girls is a microbiotic.

And then plants. Plants are alive too. Just on a time scale we have a hard time seeing. And recent research has identified the pathways plants use to communicate stress. So when you eat that broccoli, just think of the distress caused when it was cut from the root.

And need I mention monocultures like bananas. Or how much genetic engineering we’ve done on corn. For example here’s what corn looked like before man tampered with it, it’s called Teosinte.

And here’s the evolution of corn we eat today:

Yep – we tampered with it a lot.

So if you can’t eat any animal product, and I would posit you cannot eat microbiotics like yeast and or even pickled products. And now we know beyond a shadow of doubt that plants are in fact alive and can communicate then it means you have nothing left to eat and your veganism is idiotic.

So just eat air. You’re welcome. Or eat whatever the hell you want and stop buying so smarmy and self righteous about being a vegan.

7 thoughts on “A thought about veganism

  1. I disagree on the yeast. Yeast is a fungus, not an animal.

    Also, here is what Wikipedia sais about bacteria (which are microbiotics): “Once regarded as plants constituting the class Schizomycetes, bacteria are now classified as prokaryotes. Unlike cells of animals and other eukaryotes, bacterial cells do not contain a nucleus and rarely harbour membrane-bound organelles.”

    I’m not vegan or vegetarian, but I think that you have not told the true truth in this blog of yours.]

      1. I did not dispute the fact that yeast is alive. It’s just not an animal. Vegetarians don’t eat animals. They don’t claim to not eat living things, since they – obviously – eat plants.

      2. Plants are alive too. They consume resources, reproduce, etc. And as I said, they’ve found they communicate stress through their root systems.

  2. I don’t have issues with the practice of Veganism, but it’s the smugness of some vegans (and vegetarians) that they are, in fact, better human beings than we are, that really pisses me off. But then, all smug people piss me off. Also, some vegan clothes, (like leather alternatives), are made of petroleum-based products, which cause damage to the environmental during their production.

    I’m just saying…

  3. Yes, you said that. But vegans or vegetarians do NOT say: “We don’t eat anything that lives.”
    They say: “We don’t eat animals;” and even bacteria are not animals, let alone plants.
    Therefore, I’m not sure what the point of your blog is.

  4. Vegans would do a better job making converts if they emphasized the pros and were less nagging and judgmental about diets not their own.
    However this is not limited to Vegans.

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