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Vegetables aren’t vegan anymore, so if you’re true to the cause, dig out the foraging basket

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Seasonal vegetables are available year round in supermarkets, all manner of plant-based milks are edging good old-fashioned cow-juice out of the market, and innovative meat-substitutes like the ‘impossible burger’ are inching closer to mimicking the real thing, only without the murder. But almost all of these products have a dirty little secret: they’re grown in cow manure.

As such, they’re not actually vegan, a Guardian op-ed argues. Manure is an animal product, and therefore should be shunned by vegans, just as they do meat, fur, milk and honey.

Organic farming without the cow poo is possible, and some growers have achieved spectacular results with purely plant-based fertilizer. But so-called ‘biocyclic vegan’ compost can take several years to ferment, and thus far has........

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