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Lately I've been paying more attention to "hidden" animal products in food. Not eating meat is easy enough, but I find it much harder to avoid these trace ingredients. For example, I just recently learned that most dill pickles contain polysorbate 80, which is of animal origin (who knew?). And I've only known for a year or so that most wine is not vegan or even vegetarian, because the fining process uses things like bone charcoal, isinglass (made from the swim bladders of fish), and animal albumin (eggwhite and dried blood powder). Someone on this board recently mentioned cane sugar as a non-vegan product. . .

How do you educate yourself about these things, and are there any resources for finding out which products are and are not veg*n?

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