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"Gentle World's core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition. Toward that end, Gentle World has served as a clearing house of information for the past 30 years, helping children, teens and adults embrace a lifestyle that incorporates their values."

  • Optimizing Your Vegan Diet
    The American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada state that ‘properly planned vegan diets are nutritionally adequate for all stages of life, including pregnancy and lactation, and provide health benefits in the treatment and prevention of certain diseases.' However, the American Dietetic Association also asserts that poorly planned vegan (...more)
    2 Aug 2014 at 1:42pm       

  • Kite Hill Takes Vegan Cheese to a New Level
    Yes, it’s official. Gentle World volunteers are hooked on Kite Hill cheeses. Well, this one is anyway. In an effort to put together a comprehensive guide to vegan cheeses (yes, this is work, people) we have taken it upon ourselves to figure out once and for all how to best convince cheese-lovers that there’s never been a better time […] (...more)
    1 Aug 2014 at 7:10pm       

  • Stop Heating Oil. Try the Water Sauté Method!
    You’ve probably heard that heating oils can result in the “production of oxidized compounds and free radicals detrimental to your health.” But there's a simple healthy way to cut out oil whenever you’re stir frying veggies or sautéing greens, and it's called the water sauté method. Instead of using oil to sauté or stir-fry (...more)
    30 Jul 2014 at 10:04pm       

  • Taiwan Opens First Vegan Supermarket!
    If you happen to find yourself in Taipei, make sure to stop by iVegan, Taiwan’s first all vegan supermarket! iVegan opened in Taipei this August.  According to Vegan Taiwan, the supermarket is complete with “fresh fruit and veggies, packaged goods, frozen foods, fresh baking, cleaning and body care products' and even housewares.” (...more)
    15 Jul 2014 at 3:36pm       

  • Since I Became Vegan…
    Although I’m not much of a Facebook person, I must admit that there are a few things I love about it. One of those is the way it connects activists with each other, so that we can feel a sense of community and share in each other’s successes and struggles. A while ago, Gentle World volunteer Butterflies Katz did […] (...more)
    1 Jul 2014 at 6:05pm       

  • What Does the Word ‘Vegan' Really Mean?
    “In a vegan world the creatures would be reintegrated within the balance and sanity of nature. A great and historic wrong, whose effect upon the course of evolution must have been stupendous, would be righted. The idea that his fellow creatures might be used by man for self-interested purposes would be so alien to human thought […] (...more)
    1 Jul 2014 at 12:52pm       

  • 3 Easy Kale Salads
    Marinated kale salads are not only a delicious way to enjoy these dark greens, but they are also easy to make. There are 2 keys to a tasty kale salad: 1. A good acid (lemon, apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, etc.) 2. A little bite For all of these recipes, the kale leaves have been […] (...more)
    30 Jun 2014 at 3:13pm       

  • What is Vegan Organic Gardening?
    In the northern hemisphere a new gardening season is upon us! Right now thoughts of seeds, soil and the potential for fresh fruit and veggies may be dancing through your head. But as you prepare your garden plot for this season, or contemplate creating a garden for the first time, perhaps it is also the […] (...more)
    25 Jun 2014 at 2:48pm       

  • 5 Absurd Things We Do To Animals
    “We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.” ~ William Ralph Inge   We humans are a peculiar species. Every year we spend […] (...more)
    5 Jun 2014 at 8:20pm       

  • Should You Be Eating Eggs?
    “The sad reality is that, no matter how well treated laying hens may be in their foreshortened lives, they remain the product of enormous and intentional cruelty that is inflicted only because people want to consume eggs.” ~ Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary A new educational pamphlet titled “What's Wrong with Backyard Eggs?” is the latest release from Peaceful (...more)
    2 Jun 2014 at 11:17pm       

  • Cooking Guide for Whole Grains
    Are you looking for easy ways to incorporate more whole foods into your diet? Many people are at least vaguely aware of the nutritional benefits of whole grains, such as B vitamins, fiber and protein, but it can seem intimidating to try out a new food if you have no idea how to prepare it! But rather than sticking […] (...more)
    2 Jun 2014 at 9:21pm       

  • Vegan Company: Farm Dog Naturals
    Farm Dog Naturals is a small vegan business that creates beautiful herbal remedies in small batches. In addition to their “Relax Stress & Anxiety Formula” and “Relief Pet Urine And Eco Cleaner,” Farm Dog also offers two beautiful products to help dogs (and horses) suffering from skin conditions. SALVATION SKIN AND CRUSTY (...more)
    29 May 2014 at 7:33pm       

  • Are Your Condoms Vegan?
    Wait, what? Yes, you may be surprised to learn that the majority of condoms available on the market are produced using the animal product casein. Casein, a highly profitable byproduct of dairy farming, is the principal protein in milk, and it finds its way into all sorts of places one would never expect. Case in point… As […] (...more)
    25 May 2014 at 1:54pm       

  • Part of a Larger Picture
    A letter from one of our readers… “I had always felt like non-human rights were intrinsically tied up with the fight for human rights and everything else. As a feminist I am often appalled at how blatantly exploitative and degrading this world has become for anything feminine in nature. With your eye-opening look into the […] (...more)
    21 May 2014 at 3:53pm       

  • 25+ Vegan Sources of Calcium
    Calcium is an essential nutrient in our diet. But as you can see, not all calcium is equal. Did you know that although animal milks have calcium in them, they also leach calcium from the bones? (...more)
    10 May 2014 at 12:04pm       

  • Animals Are Mothers Too
    “All Dairy operations, including Organic, exist solely by doing to millions of defenseless females the worst thing anyone can do to a mother.” ~ Milk Comes from a Grieving Mother, Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary Every year in the month of May, the arrival of Mother's Day marks an occasion to reflect on not only the love of […] (...more)
    1 May 2014 at 8:57pm       

  • 3 Keys to Creating Healthy Vegan Meals
    Many new vegans are curious about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and how to go about planning meals that will not only fulfill their nutritional needs, but may also improve their current level of health. Unfortunately, if you start searching around the Internet willy-nilly for information about how to create such a plant-based […] (...more)
    1 May 2014 at 4:20pm       

  • Mariolana: Life Lessons from a Goat
    Along my journey to veganism, I have been moved by number of animal teachers… One of the dearest of these friends was a goat named Mariolana. (...more)
    30 Apr 2014 at 5:43pm       

  • Midway Film
    This morning I opened my e-mail inbox to discover a headline I simply couldn't ignore: People Should Know About This Awful Thing We Do. In light of all the awful things I already know we do, I just wasn't sure that I would be able to handle learning about yet another. But I clicked anyway. […] (...more)
    13 Apr 2014 at 4:48pm       

  • Veganic Gardening and Farming Resources
    As the Veganic (Vegan Organic or Stockfree Organic) movement continues to grow, many online resources have become available for new and experienced gardeners and farmers who are interested in these sustainable and ethical growing methods. Although Gentle World has a growing wealth of information for beginning veganic gardeners, there are also three (...more)
    7 Apr 2014 at 1:32pm       

  • Gentle World Powers Up with Outback!
    Gentle World wishes to say a special thank you to OutBack Power, for their generous assistance toward  upgrades to the solar power system in our New Zealand educational center. “OutBack Power Technologies is a leading designer and manufacturer of reliable power electronics for renewable energy applications including solar, wind, micro-hydro, and (...more)
    3 Apr 2014 at 11:20pm       

  • Why James Cameron Says You Should Be Vegan
    Yes, you… That is, if you consider yourself to be an environmentalist. Cameron, who was honored at a National Geographic Anniversary Gala last June, took the opportunity to inspire others by explaining his recent decision to stop using animal products. “We're always talking about the action items… What are we asking people to do? What are […] (...more)
    29 Mar 2014 at 8:28pm       

  • Permission to Kill
    A letter from one of our readers and friends: Georgie Fong   I gave up fishing when I was eight years old. My brother and I would go with our grandfather down to the fisherman’s wharf in San Francisco to go fishing. I felt it was good time with grandpa, until one day the fish I […] (...more)
    21 Mar 2014 at 7:30pm       

  • Are Superfoods the New Supplements?
    From Chia to Chlorella, Goji and Golden Berries to Hemp, Maca and Mulberries, superfoods are now all the rage. Packed with nutrition and healing properties, superfoods are whole foods with naturally concentrated levels of nutrients and phytochemicals – chemical compounds, naturally occurring in plants, that have been shown to offer nutritional or healing (...more)
    15 Mar 2014 at 8:17pm       

  • The Missing Children You Won't See on Milk Cartons
    We were driving down a long dusty highway, just after crossing from Texas into New Mexico. There wasn't much to see at first; it was an expansive brown and sporadically industrialized desert speckled with patches of irrigated green… But then, in amongst the industrial buildings, contrasting figures of black and white came into view. A […] (...more)
    7 Mar 2014 at 5:09pm       

  • An Afternoon with Will Tuttle
    “Our inherited meal traditions require a mentality of violence and denial that silently radiates into every aspect of our private and public lives, permeating our institutions and generating the crises, dilemmas, inequities, and suffering that we seek in vain to understand and effectively address.” ~ from The World Peace Diet Vegan is not a word […] (...more)
    4 Mar 2014 at 10:47pm       

  • Stunning Plant-Powered Athletics Video
    Frank Medrano’s video, Superhuman Bodyweight Workout Domination, received 3.5 million views in a single month. Featured on MTV, ESPN, ABC and countless other websites and shows, this little clip is taking the world by storm as it demonstrates just how powerful plant nutrition can be. Joining the ranks of a multitude of other plant-strong athletes, (...more)
    27 Feb 2014 at 5:40pm       

  • Commerical Fishing: Methods Behind the Madness
      “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” - Mother Teresa What did the seas look like 100 years ago? 200 years ago? These were the questions that floated through my mind as I snorkeled off […] (...more)
    19 Feb 2014 at 3:18pm       

  • Turmeric: Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Cancer and More
    Turmeric is one of my favorite spices. I honestly think it makes pretty much any savory dish better, from carrot salad to egg-less omelets; a nice sprinkle of turmeric goes a long way. Turmeric powder (the form most of us are familiar with) is made from the dried root of the Curcuma longa plant. Vitamins, […] (...more)
    13 Feb 2014 at 3:18pm       

  • 30+ Amazing Animal Traits!
    “Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption. They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet” Marc Bekoff,  Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect ~~~ Every species […] (...more)
    7 Feb 2014 at 2:33pm       

  • Italian Fruit Pie with Vegan Crema Pasticcera!
    Thanks to the culinary skill of our two Italian friends, we recently had the opportunity to try a new vegan dessert, and we were all very impressed! Even the gluten-free folks were treated to a variation using buckwheat flour mixed with all-purpose GF baking mix. The pie uses a traditional Italian cream underneath a topping […] (...more)
    31 Jan 2014 at 5:39pm       

  • The Biggest Feminist Issue There Is
    In September, I was interviewed by activist Ashley Maier, whose blog explores many issues, including the interesectionality of veganism and feminism. She asked some excellent questions, and gave me the opportunity to further explore the concepts outlined in the article I co-authored with Butterflies Katz: A Call to Feminists. … … Q:  How (...more)
    21 Jan 2014 at 11:36am       

  • Eating to Get Well: Foods that Heal
    A little while ago, we had the opportunity to host a food preparation workshop tailored to a cancer patient seeking help to turn her diagnosis around... (...more)
    14 Jan 2014 at 7:12pm       

  • An Afternoon with Will Tuttle
    We're excited to announce that Gentle World will be hosting An Afternoon with Will Tuttle, on Sunday February 23rd at the Te Ahu Centre in Kaitaia, New Zealand. Reservations can be made right here on our website. (...more)
    10 Jan 2014 at 1:20pm       

  • Find Help Marketing Your Vegan Business
    The market for vegan businesses is booming! With the spread of veganism from the UK to Germany, Israel, the US and beyond, there is a strong market for new vegan products, services and innovations worldwide. The companies below specialize in consulting and PR work for vegan organizations, companies, authors and so on. Although their physical […] (...more)
    7 Jan 2014 at 7:23pm       

  • Kicking the Cheese Habit
    “But I could never give up cheese…” Have you ever found yourself speaking these words, or just thinking them inside your own mind? If so, you're not alone. (...more)
    3 Jan 2014 at 4:37pm       

  • The Elephant in the Room
    With every new year comes a new hope for attaining the elusive peace we all long for. It’s a time when many of us ask ourselves and one another why something so simple, so desperately needed, and so seemingly in our power to create, remains so absent from the reality that is our lives, year […] (...more)
    1 Jan 2014 at 10:09pm       

  • 10 Simple Tips for the New Vegan
    Despite the concerns many people have about vegan living being complicated and foreign, it's actually a lot more simple and familiar than most would think. (...more)
    30 Dec 2013 at 11:33pm       

  • When We Eat Animals, They Die
    In May of this year, a remarkable video was posted on YouTube that documents something everyone should really see. In an amazing example of a home video camera capturing a life-changing moment, a young Portuguese boy reminds us all of something incredibly simple, yet unquestionably important. Mother: “Eat up your octopus gnocchi” Luiz: “All right… […] (...more)
    20 Dec 2013 at 7:36pm       

  • 8 Surprising Facts About Cinnamon
    Cinnamon' has long been enjoyed both as a culinary spice and natural medicine. 'It is important to note that that the common type of cinnamon sold in grocery stores is not “true cinnamon” Ceylon cinnamon, which is the cinnamon referred to in most health studies. This is important because the type of cinnamon sold in […] (...more)
    14 Dec 2013 at 7:05pm       

  • Belly Rubs and Bucket Lists
    I think everyone has a mental bucket list. In years past I checked things off my own like sky diving, backpacking around Europe and volunteering on an organic farm, but it took me until this year to complete one of my top entries: scratching a pig’s belly. I don’t know exactly how or when this […] (...more)
    7 Dec 2013 at 1:27pm       

  • And These Are The Lucky Ones…
    “Each animal is an individual who brings to the world the mystery of a mind, a heart, a language, a memory, a unique personality, a biography.” Many of the animals at Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary were rescued from ‘cage-free' and ‘free-range' facilities, small family farms, and other food production situations that are typically considered ‘humane'. (...more)
    30 Nov 2013 at 12:30pm       

  • 100 Dogs on a Vegan Diet
    By genus, dogs are classified as carnivorous, but metabolically, they are actually omnivorous. This means that their nutritional requirements can be adequately met with a plant-based diet. (...more)
    21 Nov 2013 at 7:41pm       

  • Body Butter So Pure You Could Eat It!
    “We believe you should feed your skin the most pure and nutritional ingredients on the planet. That's why we created Butter.” - Kelly Winterhalter, Founder Ellovi is a vegan-owned and operated company “born to disrupt a beauty industry ruled by products laden with artificial ingredients and cheap fillers.” Sounds like a (...more)
    18 Nov 2013 at 9:25am       

  • A Vegan Afternoon…
    On November 9th, our Hawaii location was filled with excitement and enthusiastic attendees for “A Vegan Afternoon.” The event was chock-full of informative talks/videos, delicious food and resources to help people embrace the vegan way of life. Upon arriving, guests had the opportunity to sample a selection of hors d’oeuvres, as we showcased a (...more)
    17 Nov 2013 at 12:59pm       

  • The New Factory Farms
    “While meat consumption in the U.S. has fallen more than five percent since peaking in 2007, Chinese meat consumption has leapt 18 percent, from 64 million to 78 million (metric) tons — twice as much as in the U.S… China's chicken intake just recently caught up with that in the U.S., with 13 million tons eaten […] (...more)
    12 Nov 2013 at 7:01pm       

  • Apples to Fight Cancer?
    Over the last decade, a host of studies have been done on the anti-cancer properties of apples. Many of these studies have made headlines by producing surprising and favorable results. Although most of the studies done thus far have focused on specific chemical compounds or nutrients in apples, when we look at the nutrients studied […] (...more)
    6 Nov 2013 at 11:00am       

  • The Vegan Inside Us
    “We have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson   There is a part of human nature so tender, so vulnerable that we keep it closeted deep inside us, fearing it cannot survive so dangerous a world. Although it manages to peek out in those rare moments when we […] (...more)
    1 Nov 2013 at 11:39pm       

  • The Rabbit Story
      Written and read by Light, Co-Founder of Gentle World.             (...more)
    31 Oct 2013 at 11:07pm       

  • Kaiser Permanente Endorses Plant-Based Diets
    It's hard to believe, but Kaiser Permanente has endorsed a plant-based diet! Why does this matter? (...more)
    31 Oct 2013 at 4:17pm       

  • @gentle_world's Latest Tweets

    • Incredibly Delicious: Recipes for a New Paradigm. Over 500 recipes, 40+ color photos, inspiring quotes, and more! 5 hrs 52 min ago
    • By genus, dogs are classified as carnivorous, but metabolically, they are actually omnivorous. 1 days 7 hrs ago
    • Somehow, even those who aren't willing to do the killing continue to contribute to the demand for animal slaughter. 2 days 8 hrs ago
    • Wool often tends to be overlooked by many advocates because its cultivation does not require the death of the animal. 3 days 7 hrs ago
    • RT @VeganPoet: Please share! Worldwide VEGAN GiveAway Event 3 days 11 hrs ago
    • "Few is the number who think with their own minds and feel with their own hearts." - Albert Einstein 4 days 9 hrs ago
    • Given the opportunities, advocates can choose methods to suit their talents, personalities, preferences, & locations. 5 days 7 hrs ago
    • "Let's reflect upon how recent developments in the animal movement might map onto the PR industry playbook." 5 days 23 hrs ago
    • This is not the story of a factory farm; it is the story of 'free range'ť animals who seemed to be 'happy.'ť 7 days 7 hrs ago
    • @_pocketdynamo Thanks so much for your note about our leather commentary. It seems to be generating some interesting discussion. 8 days 2 hrs ago
    • 'But I could never give up cheese'¦'ť Have you ever found yourself speaking these words? If so, you're not alone... 9 days 8 hrs ago
    • If I found out my shoes were made of human skin would I simply use them until they wore out? 10 days 8 hrs ago
    • I was an oil and vinegar girl until I learned some of these recipes. Yum! 11 days 6 hrs ago
    • This simple guide to vegan organic fertilizers will give any gardener a jump start on the growing season! 12 days 7 hrs ago
    • Elephants can smell water up to three miles away. 12 days 11 hrs ago
    • RT @vegansidekick: #animalrights #vegan 13 days 1 hrs ago
    • Many people are surprised to discover that animal-based products can be found in alcoholic beverages. 13 days 8 hrs ago
    • Comfrey as a garden fertilizer and healing herb 13 days 9 hrs ago
    • Gentle World's Classic Vegan Cookbook: The Cookbook for People Who Love Animals. 14 days 10 hrs ago
    • Let us aspire to forget the common thoughts of man as they are nothing except impediments to personal evolution'¦ 15 days 11 hrs ago
    • Did you know you can support Gentle World with an annual donation and receive a thank you gift of one of our books? 17 days 9 hrs ago
    • The movement for animal rights is perhaps one of the most misunderstood social phenomena of the 21st century. 17 days 11 hrs ago
    • On Sunday, everyone comes together in the work of waiting, wishing, wanting, and almost tasting the treat to come. 18 days 8 hrs ago
    • RT @Cowspiracy: We have the power to fix this. We can do it today. @WhiteHouse #climatechange #WakeUpAmerica http:/'¦ 18 days 23 hrs ago
    • New Blog Post: Optimizing Your Vegan Diet 19 days 5 hrs ago
    • "Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places." '” Leonardo Da Vinci 19 days 10 hrs ago
    • Anyone who knows us will gladly attest to the fact that we are somewhat obsessed with sweet treats and baked goods. 20 days 9 hrs ago
    • New Blog Post: Stop Heating Oil. Try the Water Saute Method, Instead! 21 days 4 hrs ago
    • When I was a child, I was taught that killing fish was a game, or rather a sport, called 'fishing'ť. 21 days 9 hrs ago
    • Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary gives us a look into some of the victims of free-range farming. 22 days 6 hrs ago

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