Reed Richards wrote:
I am working on my rules of eating:
1. no organs
I think you're going to have a hard time staying alive, unfortunately. From a biology textbook (Biological Science, 4th ed, by Scott Freeman):
An organ is a structure that serves a specialized function and consists of several tissues...
Vegetative organs are the nonreproductive portions of the plant body.
If you avoid eating things with organs, you're pretty much left with eating sponges and bacteria and other such gross things, and not yummy things like broccoli (a flower, or reproductive organ), fruits (more reproductive organs), celery (we generally eat only the petiole, but that's just part of the leaf, which is an organ), not to mention the fact that a nice, juicy, ribeye steak is a slice of beef organ (muscle is an organ). The tongue is good, too. Chicken skin and pork rinds are good, and skin is a great big organ.
Rather than just trying to get you on technicalities that yes, plants have organs and yes, a muscle is an organ; as someone with one biology degree working on a second, I can assure you that plants and animals are not all that different when you get down to it. Refer, for example, to this simple phylogenetic tree
, which shows how both plants and animals are but tiny branches on the larger tree of eukaryotes, which is itself but a branch of a larger tree of living things.
Basically, if you want to only eat plants for health reasons, that's cool, but it feels very arbitrary to seek out plants because they're somehow less like us. Someone following this logic may also decide not to eat mushrooms, since they're much more similar to animals than to plants (both in terms of the obvious fact that mushrooms digest their food, and in terms of molecular phylogeny).
Anyway, you didn't say you were a vegetarian or anything (the fact that you will consider eating things that can look in a mirror and not recognize themselves kind of clinches that you're not), I was just inspired to go on a tangential rant.