Hello All. I am researching and am very interested in vegan and raw food diets. I am new to this so I hope everyone will understand that no question I ask is meant to be in any way offensive - I am just trying to learn. In fact, one of the reasons I have been coming to this website is that Frederic and most of the people on here are willing to answer questions and not just give knee jerk advise or rhetoric or 'blast' someone. Frederic himself seems very logical and open to questions. This is very good for me as this might be a healthier lifestyle for me but would never be a religion.
Anyway, the question I have is regarding b12 and why oysters can not be considered part of either of these diets. Oysters have no brains (or eyes), lack a central nervous system at all and are more akin to "muscular" plants than animals (according to scientists). They can be farmed in the ocean in large numbers and are environmentally friendly to raise. 3 ounces of oysters contains enough b12 for an adult for a month. They can be eaten raw. By the way, all of this can be easily researched on the net if anyone is interested.
I do not understand why they could not be used as supplemental b12. I personally do not like 'man made' supplements and this way seems much more natural and ethically seems ok.
Could anyone help me with this? Again, I am not saying anyone's way is wrong, I am simply looking to understand this lifestyle more. Is this approach accepted in some places? If this has been covered already I apologize. I hope everyone has a wonderful year.