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Agreegan Dietary Guidelines

May 14, 2020

Agreeganism is primarily plant-based with exceptions based a holistic view of how the food is produced and what the consequences of eating or not eating it are. Those who choose to be Agreegan rejects carnism and declare that modern animal agriculture is an ethical atrocity on a mass scale. Now that we know how humans can thrive on an entirely plant-based diet, and with the wide variety of plant-based meat alternative and substitutes, ethics becomes the guiding force when selecting which foods are chosen to eat and which are not. An Agreegan strives to make the best ethical decision based on the information available to them while meeting their nutritional and caloric needs.

Agreegan diet differs from veganism and vegetarianism because it is less strict, allowing exceptions based on practicality while strongly considering the ethical, environmental and social impact.

Vegetarians can be Agreegan, but only if they do not consume eggs, milk and cheese as part of their regular diet. Diary products from factory farms are just as unethical as meat and in some cases worse. An Agreegan may choose to eat a vegetarian meal if it is the most ethical option available.

A vegan diet is an strict Agreegan diet. But if that person decides to buy ethically sourced honey from the farmers market, they are no longer vegan, but they remain Agreegan. because they are aware of where the honey comes from and that the bees are not mistreated. Since the bees have a symbiotic relationship with the bee keeper, exchanging protection for a percentage of honey, while allowing the queen bee to keep her wings and the hive's freedom, the ethical implication to consuming the honey is much different than that of eating a piece of factory farmed animal flesh. An Agreegan may also be able to justify eating eggs from chickens they take care of, protect and feed. This is how Agreegans differ from vegans despite the large amount of similarities.

Agreegans will most often choose the vegan option when it is available. They may not be vegan because there is no "Mostly Vegan", Agreeganism fills in that gap by being primarily plant-based for the same ethical reasons as vegans.

For another example: An Agreegan may decide to boycott meat that comes from a factory farm, but may choose to eat an animal product if it is already in food provided to them by someone else, or if the food would otherwise go to waste.

Someone new to being an Agreegan may have less strict personal guidelines than someone who has been an Agreegan for a long time. This is because this diet facilitates a mentality of self improvement and personal growth. It meets the person at their particular level of awareness or societal constraints. By choosing to be an Agreegan a person is making a stand against the atrocity of factory farming, animal cruelty and captivity.

Agreeganism is a solutions to the devastating health, environmental and ethical destruction caused by the ignorance of eating a standard American diet known as carnism. Now that we live in the 21st century where we have access to scientifically research nutritional information stating that a plant-based vegan diet is more healthy than a carnist diet, an Agreegan diet provides a way to escape the ignorance and mental case known as the Meatrix. The animal agriculture industry has spent billions to create a false image of meat and dairy that plagues our society. Agreeganism is the declaration that the individual is aware of this and will not buy into the mentality that farm animals exist for our dietary pleasure. Instead Agreegans hold basic ethical values that all sentient beings on Earth deserve freedom from oppressive cruelty in the same we hold our own freedom in the highest regard.

Agreegan Values:

  • Eats primarily plant based foods.
  • Boycott animal products from factory farms.
  • May choose to eat animal products or unethical food if it would otherwise be discarded and become waste.
  • May choose to eat animal products or unethical food if there are no other options available or it is un-practical to acquire food in another way.
  • May occasionally eat unethical food such as animal products if it is an ingredient in a meal prepared by someone as an offering or shared dining experience.
  • Define and declare your exceptions to these values and what you will and will not eat in different situations.

Other exceptions or unique conditions can be declared by individual Agreegans.

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