Hate to tell ya....but! It is also used as castor oil!!! Memba taking that as a child? As it is used in perfume, favoring in cooking [vanilla] and cigarettes! Well nobody with a SANE mind should be smoking....but! You get where I'm going right. All I can say is poor beaver. Just like the pig..can't KEEP nothing for itself. And as for being a vegan....well my sista it has its own issues as well. So what do you do? Pray!!! That could be the very reason why folks USED to ALWAYS pray over their food before it was consummed. Makes sense to me. And if you read what they used to get away with in processing food in 1920s...way before the inception of FDA...you'd really freak out! As why this agency was created in the first place. But!