Thursday, January 14, 2010

Why isn't honey vegan?

I have similar problems with honey as I do with meat and dairy, which is why I turned vegan: environmental destruction and animal suffering.

Honey is factory farmed. Bees are fed a mixture of high fructose corn syrup and water instead of pollen to create their honey. And even in cases where they are allowed to pollinate, the plants are covered in pesticides and chemicals. Have you heard of bee colonies disappearing? That's why.

PETA has a great article about it.

It's not that hard to avoid, if you avoid packaged foods. Some breads have honey in them, but I always check the ingredients anyway since some have milk products also. Plus, the extra sugar isn't doing any of us any favors. Have some fruit instead.

"Hey, peoples—leave them bees alone!"


  1. Congrats on taking the leap, my fellow Angeleno! Being vegan is simply the right choice - for your health, for the animals and for the planet. Well done sir!

  2. Thanks! LA is a great place to be vegan.