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Honey.. I need your opinion..

Any vegans making exceptions for honey?

Personally, I love all life. Honeybees are an important part of life, as they pollinate. Less pollination = less vegan-friendly foods. So, if I can help save a dying species, which so important to the survival of my own, it seems like an obligation.. Out of respect.

Purchasing honey products helps fund research to save the dying honeybee population.

This has been on my mind quite a bit lately as my vegan status has been called into question over it. I consume only one animal product: Honey.

Honey has B12 that I need in my diet. And if not for the honeybees, I might only be eating one meal per day.. Thoughts?

Oh yeah, I'm a n00b. if I posted in the wrong place, my bad.  :-\

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there is a big discussion in the debate thread you might find interesting!

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My apologies. Seems I have about 30 pages of reading in my future. Chances are, I'll be reposting over there. All opinions/advice welcome. Thanks for the heads up.

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you don't have to apolgize!  I just thought you might like to read that discussion, it gets pretty lively.  I think that's the discussion where Dalida tells AC she can never eat baklava and we tell AC she will have to claw her vegan tattoo off......think that's it anyway! 

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I don't eat it. I consider it an animal product.

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Have at. 30 pages of headdesk bliss  -->  Honey

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Just a quickie: B12 supplements are cheap and easy! You can also get B vitamins in fermented foods (tempeh, miso, etc) and nutritional yeast. I don't know about you, but I'd much rather eat nutritional yeast than honey anyday! (I have a strange obsession with the nutch).

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I only don't eat honey because it is expensive and I didn't grow up with it because my family was very poor (and I continue to be quite poor as a college student).  But I am sensitive to the honeybee plight, so I dunno how I feel about the issue...

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I only don't eat honey because it is expensive and I didn't grow up with it because my family was very poor (and I continue to be quite poor as a college student).  But I am sensitive to the honeybee plight, so I dunno how I feel about the issue...

Good news (for you, not the bees).  The commercialization and international trade of bees has spread foreign diseases to native bee populations that don't have the immune systems defenses for non-native health threats (think Native Americans and small pox blankets).  So, since you care about the honeybee plight, you wouldn't eat honey anyway.  It's a win-win.

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