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Old 10-20-2003, 09:13 PM
Keith Michaels
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My can of baking powder lists Calcium Phosphate as an ingredient
and someone told me that it is a slaughterhouse byproduct
derived from animal bones. This is troubling to a vegetarian.
Is it true? Are there animal-free sources for baking powder?
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Old 10-23-2003, 09:26 PM
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[Only registered users see links. ] (Keith Michaels) wrote in message news:<[Only registered users see links. ]>...

Set your mind at rest. Most calcium phosphate in the food and animal
feed trade is produced from phosphate rock, not bone meal.

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Old 10-24-2003, 01:02 AM
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From guano, ie bird droppings, therefore from a bird which is an animal and
not a plant.
If you want untainted phosphate you may have to make it from elemental
phosphorus.

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Old 10-24-2003, 02:06 AM
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In article <bn9tql$lj$[Only registered users see links. ].au>,
"Peter Jason" <[Only registered users see links. ].au> writes:
|> From guano, ie bird droppings, therefore from a bird which is an animal and
|> not a plant.
|> If you want untainted phosphate you may have to make it from elemental
|> phosphorus.
|>
|> "Christopher Green" <[Only registered users see links. ].net> wrote in message
|> news:c31fa7b1.0310231326.20600b52@posting.google.c om...
|> > [Only registered users see links. ] (Keith Michaels) wrote in message
|> news:<[Only registered users see links. ]>...
|> > > My can of baking powder lists Calcium Phosphate as an ingredient
|> > > and someone told me that it is a slaughterhouse byproduct
|> > > derived from animal bones. This is troubling to a vegetarian.
|> > > Is it true? Are there animal-free sources for baking powder?
|> >
|> > Set your mind at rest. Most calcium phosphate in the food and animal
|> > feed trade is produced from phosphate rock, not bone meal.
|> >
|> > --
|> > Chris Green

What is the connection between mineral phosphate and guano?
It may not matter to vegetarianism, as I know all materials of the
earth cycle through animals and plants at some level, just curious..
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Old 10-24-2003, 06:20 AM
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No direct connection. Guano is used in some specialty fertilizers; it
is an important source of phosphorus in organic farming. Phosphate
rock is the common source of calcium phosphate used in food, animal
feed, and most fertilizers. Since much of it was laid down by coral
and various fossil invertebrates, I suppose it depends on how many
million years your "animal-free" horizon goes back.

Prion scares have slowed research into recycling animal bones and
sewage sludge for phosphate. Producing food-grade phosphate this way
is far too costly at this time and is likely to be the sort of
activity insurers will think twice about insuring.

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Old 10-24-2003, 01:24 PM
Iris Cohen
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<< Most calcium phosphate in the food and animal feed trade is produced from
phosphate rock, not bone meal. >>

Yes, but the phosphate rock is made from the skeletons of millions of
prehistoric animals. What is a vegetarian to do?
Iris,
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Old 10-29-2003, 08:45 PM
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Perhaps they should go back to their carers...?


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Default Re: baking powder and bones

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Originally Posted by Keith Michaels View Post
What is the connection between mineral phosphate and guano?
It may not matter to vegetarianism, as I know all materials of the
earth cycle through animals and plants at some level, just curious..
The connection is the shite lands on the rock and is then scraped up for use in your food It is definately a direct product of the bird that shites it and as a vegetarian you should not touch anything produced from a bird . The fact that bird droppings are a major part of all soil should concern u tpp because all your vegetables draw up vitamins and minerals and water laced with bird droppings .

I would suggest that if you are taking this vegetarian thing to such lengths you should just give up eating. Alternatively you could continue to eat as your ancestors have done for more than 100 Million years and eat meat. Its good for you.
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