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Living a Lie

Akiko Iwasa, Japan I can say with conviction and without any hesitation that I will always be a vegan. I still remember very clearly when I became free from the brainwashing we are all subjected to about the necessity of eating other animals. I was truly shocked, angry, and in despair. How could we all […] Read more

50 Years of Veganism!

Way back in 1970, Gentle World was not yet even a dream in the minds of its founders, but these two individuals were already beginning to lay the foundation for all that their organization has since achieved, by cementing their own commitment to what became, in February of this year, the 50th anniversary of their veganism. […] Read more

In observance of the 50th anniversary of his veganism, Gentle World’s co-founder Light is interviewed by Butterflies Katz. Tell us briefly how a man born with a “normal” name came to go through life with the name “Light”. I was given the name Burton; a name which originally meant Bright Raven or Fortified Homestead. In my […] Read more

Animal

Less than 24 hours after Joaquin Phoenix took the stage to accept his well-deserved (and long overdue) award, the internet was alive with commentary about what was, without a doubt, a cultural moment worthy of our attention. Given Joaquin’s history, it’s possible that Big Dairy might have seen it coming […] Read more

Gentle World is continuing our summer education program in New Zealand’s Far North, collaborating once again with Te Whare Rongoā for our first event at the Te Ahu cinema in Kaitaia. The evening was a big success, and we have already received a number of inquiries from individuals expressing interest in a follow-up cooking class, which […] Read more

Chocolate Cream Pie

The deliciously ‘creamy’ texture of silken tofu creates the perfect base for everything from salad dressings and pasta sauces to soy yogurt and even… chocolate cream pie. Yes, chocolate cream pie for vegans… Does life get any better? This decadent dessert is deliciously velvety and delightfully rich, yet it contains zero animal products. If you don’t […] Read more

Book Sale!

Gentle World’s original publication is the Cookbook for People who Love Animals, a classic of the movement that is much-loved as one of the very first vegan cookbooks in the US. It has sold over 100,000 copies in the nearly 40 years since its publication. Now that the new climate of food blogs and Instagram […] Read more

One of our favorite visitors of 2020 so far, Sophia was a reminder of what a beautiful experience it can be to share our vegan knowledge with those who are open to receiving it: Dear Gentle World Family, I came to your community not knowing what I would be able to learn in only two […] Read more

Anastasia Zeller, Kazakhstan When thinking of Kazakhstan, most people probably associate it with wide landscapes, horse-riding nomads and yurts in a remote countryside. This is what it used to be hundreds of years ago. The roaming nomad lifestyle did not allow people to grow plants but to breed cattle, which is not bound to a […] Read more

Farming with Possums

Shangri-La’s head gardener Magic has worked his magic once again to make our newest garden bed 100% possum-proof (no easy task). Possums were introduced to New Zealand from Australia in the 1830s, in order to be trapped for their incredibly soft and beautiful fur. They are now highly-persecuted, not only by trappers but by ordinary […] Read more