Why Vegan?

I have had quite a few people ask me lately why I am vegan, or why I have “gone so far” as to be vegan, or why I can’t just be a vegetarian. I read a book that perfectly sums up the response I’d love to give, but am not eloquent enough with which to respond….

Organic Produce: The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen

Every year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) breaks down which fruits and vegetables contain the most pesticide residues.  The EWG’s 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce states a whopping two-thirds of the over 3,000 samples tested by the USDA in 2013 contained approximately one or more of 165 different pesticides.  Even more alarming, the pesticides remained…