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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."

  • 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. The woman in question was frank about the different factors she believed had contributed to her condition, and her unhealthy diet was but one of many. Not only did […] (...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
    “Cheese consumption in the U.S. rose from 15 pounds per person per year in 1975 to more than 30 pounds in 1999. And you can thank the federal government. The USDA Report to Congress on the Dairy Promotion Programs for the year 2000 described how the government and industry worked with fast-food chains to make […] (...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. Even if you’re used to relying on certain ingredients such as meat, cheese and eggs, there’s no reason that ditching animal products should be a big deal. Here are a […] (...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
    Many people are surprised to learn that dogs can be vibrantly healthy on a plant-based diet. Not only this, but their physical condition can actually improve, just like people, as a result of eliminating animal foods. This is a wonderful thing for those of us who embrace the vegan way of life, and also share our lives with canine companions. […] (...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       

  • 10+ Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds
    October, November and December are all prime pumpkin months in the U.S. and soon enough, people will be carving up pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns, homemade pies and pumpkin bakes! But before you prepare your pumpkin as a decoration, dessert or dinner, remember to save your seeds. If you simply scoop out and compost your pumpkin/squash seeds […] (...more)
    25 Oct 2013 at 12:14pm       

  • Scientist Proclaims, ‘Dogs Are People, Too'
    Recently the New York Times published an article by Gregory Berns, a professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University. The article was titled “Dogs Are People, Too” and addressed the research that Berns and his colleagues have been conducting over the past two years. In the study that Berns referenced, dogs were basically trained to get […] (...more)
    16 Oct 2013 at 12:08pm       

  • An Experiment in Sharing: Seattle Food Forest
    Seattleites in the Beacon Hill neighborhood are participating in a social experiment. Can planting a shared food forest help bring the community together to grow food, rehabilitate the local ecosystem, improve public health and educate people about the environmental impact of food production? The Beacon Food Forest is currently being cultivated on seven (...more)
    11 Oct 2013 at 12:13pm       

  • Is It Possible to REALLY Be Vegan?
    Of course it's true that there is no way to completely eliminate the harm that one does just by being alive on this planet. It is an unfortunate fact that our society operates in such a way as to make it impossible... (...more)
    2 Oct 2013 at 7:14pm       

  • Vegan Strongman Sets New World Record
    Patrik Baboumian, a 34-year-old German strongman, recently lifted 550 kg (approximately 1,212 pounds!) at Toronto's Vegetarian Food Festival, and carried it 10 meters, potentially breaking the world record for “heaviest yoke carry traveling 10 meters.” Can you guess what he yelled after he finished this feat? No, not owwww! He yelled (...more)
    30 Sep 2013 at 5:56pm       

  • Creative Ecology 102
    As promised, here is another example of what you can do using recycled materials. This is our bunny rabbit Poof who we rescued eight years ago. He is now a close part of the Gentle World family and lives on our large outdoor deck. He has the run of our large (30′ x 30′) deck […] (...more)
    25 Sep 2013 at 11:43am       

  • Horse Slaughter in the US
    A Horse of A Different Color: Last month the Federal Court, through the action of a number of animal welfare groups, temporarily blocked attempts to slaughter horses in the US. According to the Huffington Post, if the temporary block is lifted the horse meat would be “exported for human consumption and for use as zoo and other […] (...more)
    21 Sep 2013 at 2:02pm       

  • Vegan Bodybuilders Rock Competition
    Bodybuilding may not be everyone’s cup of tea (or protein shake), but for many it is considered a bodily art form, which tests a person’s capacity to tone, build and define their body. When most people think of this competitive sport, they usually don’t think of a plant-based diet, or veganism for that matter. Although […] (...more)
    17 Sep 2013 at 6:14pm       

  • Is the Arsenic in Rice Safe?
    There has been a lot of talk over the last few years about arsenic in our food system. From apple juice to chicken parts (because it is fed to chickens) and more recently rice, there seems to be a new cause for concern or disgust each week. Surprisingly, just days ago the FDA announced that […] (...more)
    14 Sep 2013 at 4:43pm       

  • The Full Journey: Excerpts from The Vegan News (November 1944)
    The following is an abridged version of vegan pioneer Donald Watson‘s writing in the very first newsletter of the UK Vegan Society in 1944, long before factory farming became commonplace. Watson, who passed away at age 95 in 2005, would have celebrated his 103rd birthday on September 2nd.   The recent articles and letters in “The […] (...more)
    9 Sep 2013 at 7:58pm       

  • Basil: Health Benefits
    While you might only think of basil as “nice in a pasta sauce,” would you believe that basil is not only delicious, but could help protect your heart? Read on to learn about the wonderful health benefits of eating basil! Vitamins and other important nutrients in basil: Vitamins:  Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin A.' ' […] (...more)
    2 Sep 2013 at 5:28pm       

  • Is Berlin The New Vegan Mecca?
    Over the last couple of years a huge surge of new vegan restaurants, apparel stores and even a completely vegan grocery store have opened in Berlin, Germany's capital. Berlin now hosts the world's first completely vegan avenue, Schivelbeiner Straße, and the world's largest vegan grocery store chain: Veganz. More than 16 vegan restaurants (...more)
    28 Aug 2013 at 2:34pm       

  • Re-Purposing: Portable Shade Structures
    In Gentle World we believe in not only “Reducing, Reusing and Recycling” but also Re-purposing! (often called Up-Cycling) We practice and teach modern environmentalism, in part by reclaiming items that may have been headed to the dump or recycling center (remember: although recycling is very important, it still takes energy and other resources – (...more)
    26 Aug 2013 at 11:10pm       

  • The Birds of the Down Industry
    If you’re considering buying a product stuffed with down or body feathers, the first thought on your mind probably isn’t: “Where (or rather whom) did these feathers come from, and do I want to be supporting the industry that ‘harvested’ them?” But after learning about the animals involved in the down and feather industry, (...more)
    24 Aug 2013 at 2:48pm       

  • Veganism Defined (written by Leslie Cross, 1951)
    Recently the Vegan Society adopted revised and extended rules which among other things clarify the goal towards which the movement aspires. The Society’s object and meaning of the word “veganism”, which have until now been matters of inference and personal predilection, are now defined as follows: “The object of the Society shall (...more)
    7 Aug 2013 at 4:10pm       

  • How to Treat a Pig (A 30-second lesson!)
    Kids of all ages can learn to love pigs. Pigs are easy to love. They are friendly,  come when you call them, and love tummy rubs. All sentient animals, whether as intelligent as pigs or humans – or not – have the inherent birth right to protection from harm by humans, since humans can live vegan and because animals are conscious and feeling. (...more)
    2 Aug 2013 at 7:05pm       

  • New Resources for Vegan Dogs and Cats
    Gentle World volunteers frequently receive inquiries from vegans looking for reliable information about feeding a healthy, nutritious plant-based diet to their companion animals. A while back, we put together a comprehensive guide to feeding vegan dogs, as well as an explanation of how we have approached feeding vegan cats. But recently we also found (...more)
    30 Jul 2013 at 8:35pm       

  • 6 Gardening Tips for Hot Weather
    These gardening tips will help your plants survive the summer months, any time you're facing a drought or a long spell of hot weather. Like our other vegan garden tips, they are simple, straightforward and easy to put into practice.  1. Fertilize well. Helping your plants thrive is often a case of proper planning, placement […] (...more)
    24 Jul 2013 at 3:08pm       

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    • '¦To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. ~ Bessie Anderson Stanley 13 hrs 0 min ago
    • @Luis_Tovar I think she means that an egg is "the beginning of a chicken" when formed in the hen's body. 1 days 7 hrs ago
    • "It's so peaceful and beautiful now that I'm vegan. Why I thought it would be a problem I have no idea." - via Paula Weiner 1 days 7 hrs ago
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    • Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw 8 days 5 hrs ago
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    • Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed. ~ Mahatma Gandhi 26 days 17 hrs ago
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