When we use the term plant-based foods, we mean foods that are completely without animal content and products of animal origin, such as gelatin, honey, etc.
Plant-based does not mean in this context that the food is completely unprocessed, however, this standard regulates the ingredients in compound plant-based products for example that soybeans and palm oil used as an ingredient in the product must be from certified cultivation and that the food must not contain any raw material that is genetically modified (GMO).
We have chosen to use the term plant-based in the standard instead of vegan because we only refer to food and its content. Being vegan not only refers to the composition of the diet, it is also a lifestyle that includes animal rights, ethics and politics. A lifestyle where not only animal foods are excluded, but also leather, fur, wool, silk, etc. as well as products tested on animals, but both plant-based and vegan diets exclude all forms of animals in the food.
There are reports from various quarters about how our climate is changing and what negative consequences this has for us, at the same time there are reports of increasing health issues due to the eating habits we have created. More and more people are now making conscious changes in their diet by reducing or completely refraining from consuming meat and dairy products, which benefits both their own health and the earth’s climate.