JD asked in Food & DrinkVegetarian & Vegan · 1 decade ago

How is certified USDA organic different than certified vegan?

Just because it's organic, does that mean that no animal product was used in its processing?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No. Meat products can be organic as well. It just means that the product was raised using no chemical pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and other chemicals. But organic does not mean that absolutely no chemicals can be used to raise a food item.

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  • jc
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    1 decade ago

    Vegans do not eat anything derived from animals. Nothing.

    USDA Organic is no relation whatsoever to certified Vegan. USDA Certified Organic, just means the the United States Department of Agriculture has inspected a certain product and gave it there stamp of approval as being "Organic".

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  • exsft
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    1 decade ago

    USDA certified organic is a product, meat or plant based, that passes.meets the legal standards set forth by the government agency

    "vegan organic" means nothing since there is no legal "vegan authority".. There is no Department of Veganism anymore than there is a Department of Tattoos or Makeup.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No. Meat products can be organic as well. It just means that the product was raised using no chemical pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and other chemicals. But organic does not mean that absolutely no chemicals can be used to raise a food item.

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  • 4 years ago

    If you were to eat an animals corpse, I'd rather you were doing so to make use of the body rather that put money into the meat industry to purchase a 'licensed killing' of an animal. However, roadkill is very upsetting. I know sometimes that people accidently hit animals where there was no way they could have stopped in time, but there are people who drive too fast, without caution in vehicles that are both dangerous to other drivers and bad for the environment. Eating any animal is not good for the human body in terms of bacteria and disease. If you want to boycott buying ALL meat and start eating dead creatures that you scraped off of the motorway, please do so.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Organic and Vegan are Very differnent.

    Haven't you seen organic beef?

    Organic means no chemicals etc..., vegan means no animal by product.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, organic just means that no pesticides were used in growing the plants or if it's meat, no hormones were fed to the animal during its lifetime.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Organic just means that no chemicals or hormones were put in it. I rather have REAL free-range, cage-free eggs then organic eggs / milk.

    Source(s): veggie
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