An Act of Sweetness for Animals

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Us vegetarians like to poke fun at the pesky questions we get about our diet that seem so obvious to us. The biggest cliche we joke about of course is the classic “Where do you get your protein?”. But there are others too like “Do you eat yeast?” and “Can you eat pasta?”. I’ll give people credit. Although most dried store-bought pasta is vegan, fresh pasta made at a true Italian restaurant may very well be made with eggs. However I must say, when I get asked if I can eat bread I can’t help but chuckle and struggle to figure out how to even answer such a question. But have you ever been asked if you can eat sugar? Back in the day, yes, plenty of sugar was refined using bone char made from the bones of cows. It is what filtered the sugar to give it the bright white colour. That’s why you’ll find a lot of vegans using organic cane sugar, which functions just like white sugar in baking and taste but has a brown, caramel colour rather than white. However, in Canada we’re… Read More

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