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Why did I go vegan?

Growing up, fast food was a staple of mine. I kid you not, I ate McDonald’s almost every day. No fast food chain was off limits. KFC, Dairy Queen, Burger King, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut…this was my childhood. While my mom regularly prepared meals from scratch at home, we still ate out often simply because…


Insect secretions on fruit—what should vegans do?

Yesterday I posted a photo of my favourite brand of fruit smoothies, Innocent, on Instagram because I was pleasantly surprised to find them for sale at Starbucks. Someone on Instagram questioned the vegan status of these smoothies, as she thought Innocent smoothies used shellac. What is shellac? Shellac is not vegan as it is a…