fredrikw wrote:Hiking Fox wrote:Please don't discourage food manufacturers from catering for vegans!
We're vegans because we want political and social change, not for purity reasons or some made-up idea that getting ANY kind of animal product in us would be bad/a sin/unhealthy/bad karma or whatever. Sure, we do avoid it, but that's not the issue really.
So true. Been vegan just over a year now and at one point I was being a bit too strict (as in, wouldn't eat foods with possible traces of milk etc.). I was making life more difficult than it had to be. But I've read a few posts by members on this forum which made me realise it's not about purity - it's about taking a stance and proving we don't need animal products in the diet. But we have to be pragmatic (up to a point) when it comes to traces of animal products in food which doesn't have any actual animal ingredients. So going to get me some of these cookies!