20 Sep '12, 5pm

Non-Vegan Bananas May Be On Their Way To Your Grocery Store

Non-Vegan Bananas May Be On Their Way To Your Grocery Store

, “We found that by spraying green bananas with a chitosan aerogel, we can keep bananas fresh for up to 12 days. Such a coating could be used at home by consumers, in supermarkets or during shipment of bananas.” Fitness and nutrition expert JJ Virgin told Shape , “The banana wouldn’t necessarily become non-vegan—it depends on the person. Some vegans eschew any products that contain animal parts at all, including things like purses and shoes, and others don’t.” But since we know from years of pesticide use that chemicals DO permeate fruit and veggie peels, most vegans or raw vegans would need to peel all their bananas in order to still eat it. Virgin also points out that allergies could be a major issue, stating, “Someone who eats a banana every day—and many people do—could develop an allergy or a low-grade reaction to the shellfish where she or he didn’t originally have one.”

Full article: http://www.inhabitots.com/non-vegan-bananas-may-be-on-the...

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