As I understand
it, or how it has been explained to me, fruitarianism is simply abstaining from killing
anything in order to eat
it. This would exclude the consumption of meat, vegetables
, grains, and dairy products. Here is the opportunity for people who claim that vegetarians
eat "only vegetables" for truthfully, fruitarians
eat only fruit
(including the vegetable fruits
and perhaps nuts & seeds).
Picking an apple off a tree is not a violation of fruitarian ethics because you are not killing the tree to satsify your hunger. Here's what Tord Åredal said about this exchange on the website http://www.student.nada.kth.se/~f95-mwi/fun/:
"The fruit tree gives me my food and I give back the seeds to nature so other trees can grow."
It is said that those who follow a fruitarian diet do not have any serious medical ailments, although this seems impossible with what appears to be a insufficient diet. I can see how one can receive enough protein, but fullfilling other requirements would be rough.
Of course, not all fruitarians think and eat the same--just as vegetarians hold different ideals of the proper diet so do these fruit luvin' fools.
Apologies to TheLady: I didn't see you had beaten me to the explanation.