Theodore wrote a post on the Jain Vegans group recently in which he discussed what he knew about fruitarianism. I hadn’t even heard of it before! It makes a lot of sense and is very Jain in terms of non – violence and compassion. Do you think it’s possible?
What is fruitarianism?
It’s a diet that involves eating only fruits and as such it avoids the death of earthworms and field animals as there is no ploughing or mechanical harvesting involved, and by definition it avoids the killing of plants and vegetables.
This also has environmental benefits, such as, the reversal of CO2 emissions, the reversal of soil erosion and the reduced need for machinery. However the environmental benefits can be negated depending on the amount of imported food consumed.