Dave Sill wrote:
> Michael S Lorrey <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Dave Sill wrote:
> > >
> > > Michael S Lorrey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hey, yeast are animals..... (they feed on plants, not sunlight)
> > >
> > > No, yeast are in the Fungi kingdom, which is in the same domain (Eukarya) as
> > > animals, but they're different branches. And the ones used in Vegemite don't
> > > eat plants, they eat sugars (they're dead brewer's yeast).
> > Ah, OK, so how do fungi fit into the Vegan moral strictures? It seems to
> > me that they should be out of bounds, since they do not function by
> > photosynthesis.
> I'm not a vegan, but I thought their thing was avoiding animal products, in
> which case yeast, mushrooms, and other fungi would be OK.
Sure, unless the yeast, mushrooms, and other fungi fed off of animal
products (i.e. worms......) Since many such fungi produce anti-biotics
which kill even some multi-celled organisms, and feed off of the
carcasses of said victims, such fungi should be out of bounds...
Moreover: what is the policy on eating predatory plants like venus
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