What is Vegan Organic Farming? It Means No Poop!

BUNNYCARROTSI have friends who are vegan—I’m sure you do too—and most of them are pretty ardent about it, which is great. If you’re going to do something, go all the way with it.

But this might be taking it a little too far. Farming with no animals involved, not even poop! That means no manure fertilizer.

Using poop seems totally natural to me, but for the Vegan Organic Network, it’s got to be totally animal-free.

The vegan agriculture movement promotes farming methods that involve no “animal inputs” which excludes many common kinds of soil-enrichments, such as fish meal, bone meal, manure or the remains from slaughterhouses.

That seems a little weird to me. I don’t know about the other stuff, but using animal poop is perfectly natural and it doesn’t hurt the animal. They have to poop! So why not use it? That’s where I think vegan farming is a little kooky.

But this part is cool. Since it’s an organic movement, it involves no artificial chemicals or pesticides. The group says the overall approach is for the well-being of humans, social justice, animal welfare, biodiversity and environmental sustainability.

This is all well and good, but you have to show poop some love!

Via TreeHugger.

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  • Aseem  July 20, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Dear Vegan in Brooklyn,

    At the moment we’re try to get the government in Taiwan to organise an official meat free Monday nationwide.
    It’s for this reason that we’ve set up a petition, we need as many people to sign it as possible.
    Could you please sign and spread this petition to as many people as possible. Here’s the link


    Any help would be great.

    Yours sincerely


  • Bob  July 23, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Cow manure may have been perfectly natural in the past, however most cow manure now is the product of factory farming and CAFOs. As such, it is the dumping ground for the various pesticides, hormones and antibiotics fed to the animals. Although the food obtained from the animals may have to be tested for these pollutants, the manure does not, so there is no telling what may be in it. Anyone eager to keep these substances out of his food would be well-advised to use “green manure” from organic crops. It wasn’t that long ago that those who preferred organic foods were considered kooky. Veganic food production, while currently somewhat impractical on a large scale, eliminates the noxious chemicals that may be found in animal manure.

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