Friday, February 5, 2010

bone char sugar

Ever on the lookout for food industry practices that compromise my vegetarian values, I just discovered this morning that white sugar is made with bone char from cows. Read this article from VegNews to find out more if you're interested.

The pure stupidity and contamination of cross food practices never ceases to amaze me. Why do we need cow bones to whiten sugar? Why do we dye cheeses orange? Hell, why do why dye oranges (the peel) orange?

Why do we bleach brown sugar before adding molasses in?

So here is yet another food item that I'm going to have research and find out if there is an every day non-bone char equivalent available to me. (The link gives me only American brands of sugar... drats).

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