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Serious question about vegans and bees.


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Serious question about vegans and bees.

ferret | Jan 6, 2014 12:44 PM

Just watched the bee documentary "More Than Honey." Well done and pretty interesting. I know that vegans don't do honey because it's derived from an exploitative process, however the nectar acquisition phase is part of a more exploitative process. Due to declining bee populations around the world and here in the US, most of the pollination that occurs with fruit and nut growers is the result of "rented" bees. How do vegans reconcile eating almonds (nearly all of which are produced by this process) or tree fruit when these products are only made possible through forced bee labor?

I've googled this and I'm nowhere near the first person to ask this but it's a decidedly different question today than it may have been 20 years ago.

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