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How about Pesticides?

Pesticides, herbicides, and other agricultural chemicals are omnipresent in the food supply, the result of a chemical industry run amuck in the halls of congress. The best way to reduce your intake of these harmful substances is to follow the vegan lifestyle. Plant foods contain some of these organic chemical residues, but the fatty tissues of animals have absorbed and concentrated them roughly ten-fold.

Buying organically grown vegetables is a good way to further reduce exposure to chemical residue, but it's senseless to rely only on this strategy while still eating the high-fat, high-pesticide animalfoods.