Biocyclic Vegan Agriculture – Organic Farming the Vegan Way
Are fruits and vegetables really vegan?
This question seems superfluous at first glance, since it is generally assumed that these staple foods are vegan per se because they do not contain any animal ingredients. However, if one looks at the common production of fruits and vegetables, it can be seen that, especially in organic farming, organic inputs of animal origin such as manure and slaughterhouse waste (blood meal, bristle meal, feather meal and horn chips) are often used for fertilisation. The production of fruits and vegetables is therefore often associated with the various harmful effects of animal husbandry including animal suffering, which a growing number of consumers actually want to avoid.
The Biocyclic Vegan Standard, a new approach to organic farming based on ethical and sustainability principles.